Agenda: July 18, 2011

Morning: Tutorials

09:00 - 10:30
Dr. Ayse Bener, TRITM, Ryerson University
Software Engineering and Data Mining: why? And Success Stories
11:00 - 12:30
Dr. Elaine Weyuker, AT&T Research
Experience Using Fault-Prediction Modeling in an Industrial Environment


12:30- 14:00

Afternoon: State of the Art

14:00 - 15:30 Panel: Industry and Academia

Dr. Andreas Zeller, University of Saarland: Dr. Zeller is a full professor for Software Engineering at Saarland University in Saarbruecken, Germany. His research concerns the analysis of large software systems and their development process; his students are funded by companies like Google, Microsoft, or SAP. In 2010, Zeller was inducted as Fellow of the ACM for his contributions to automated debugging and mining software archives.

Dr. Tom Ostrand, AT&T: Dr. Ostrand is a Principal Member of Technical Staff at AT&T Labs in New Jersey. His research areas are software fault analysis and prediction, software testing, and empirical software engineering. Tom is a member of ACM and ACM-SIGSOFT, and is a past member of the SIGSOFT Executive Committee. He is currently an Associate Editor of the Journal of Empirical Software Engineering, the Program Chair for the Workshop on Predictor Models for Software Engineering (PROMISE), and a member of the Steering Committee of the International Symposium on Software Testing and Analysis (ISSTA). He was formerly in the Computer Science Department of Rutgers University, and the software research divisions of Sperry Univac and Siemens Corporate Research.

Enzo Cialini: Enzo Cialini is a Senior Technical Staff Member in the IBM Information Management Software division at the IBM Toronto Laboratory. He is currently the Chief Quality Assurance Architect responsible for management and technical test strategy for DB2 LUW Engine (Warehouse and OLTP), IM Solutions (InfoSphere Balanced Warehouse and McKesson Performance Advisor) and Customer Operational Profiling. Enzo joined IBM in 1991 and has been working on the DB2 development team since 1992. He has more than 18 years experience in software development, testing and support Enzo is actively engaged with customers and the field in OLTP and Warehouse deployments, has authored The High Availability Guide for DB2 and has published many papers on DB2 and Integration.


Marlene Robinson: Marlene Robinson is Vice President of the Medication Management Program at eHealth Ontario. Her responsibilities include the delivery of Ontario's Medication Management system including a Drug Information system and ePrescribing. A seasoned IT professional with over 20 years of experience as a Chief Information Officer and Management Consultant in various global industries including travel, major retail and manufacturing and distribution in organizations including Canadian Tire and General Electric. Prior to joining eHealth Ontario in 2009, Marlene was the CIO at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. Marlene sits on an Advisory Board at the Ted Rogers School of Information Technology Management at Ryerson University.


Dr. Andriy Miranskyy, IBM: Dr. Miranskyy is Quality Assurance developer in the IBM Information Management division at the IBM Toronto Lab. His work and research interests are in the area of mitigating risk in software engineering, focusing on software quality assurance, program comprehension, software requirements, software architecture, and project risk management. Andriy received his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics at the University of Western Ontario. He has 15 years of software engineering experience in information management and pharmaceutical industries.


David Godwin, IBM: Mr. David Godwin graduated from York University in 1985. Since joining IBM in 1989, he has held positions in system verification test and product service. He started with IBM as a testing contractor and subsequently accepted a full-time position with IBM in 1989. He held the position of team lead for system testing until 1996, and continued his career with IBM in the roles of service analyst and team lead from 1996 to 2000. In 2000, he returned to system verification testing and held a number of management positions in Quantity Assurance. He is presently the Senior Quality Assurance manager for IBM's database, DB2, managing a world wide QA team that includes over 100 testers and managers in 5 countries. His teams are responsible for Function and System Verification testing of the IBM DB2 Warehouse database and database Warehouse products.


16:00 - 17:00 Round Table Discussion
What is missing, what is needed?

i-Promise 2011

Promise (Predictive Models in Software Engineering)

A one day industry event

Co-located with International Symposium on Software Testing and Analysis, ISSTA 2011 July 17-21, Toronto


Ayse Bener, PhD Ted Rogers School of Information Technology Management, Ryerson University


Go to ISSTA rego page.