Tarek Elmadany is a product manager, software engineer and entrepreneur with an MBA and over ten years of working experience from reputable high technology organizations, most recently Oracle and Teradyne. Tarek did his undergraduate degree in Software Engineering from McGill University in Canada, and shortly after completed an MBA from Babson in the US. Tarek has launched, participated and invested in two start-ups (meacars.com & egyptnegma.org) as well as consulted for his family business in real estate in the Middle East. Tarek is an avid photographer (TKPhotographers.com), and a competitive squash player and fan.
Graduated as a Software Engineer from Computer Engineering and Informatics Department at University of Patras and got his Computer Science Msc from Boston University.His main research subject is Rule Compliance in the Maritime Sector. Apart from researching he is working at a world leading maritime software house, Danaos Management Consultants.
Jason Anagnostopoulos (M.Phil, B.Sc) is a part-time PhD candidate at the University of Manchester. Jason holds over 10 years of Strategy, Management & Research experience in UK, Greece and Middle East in the disciplines of Corporate & Business Planning, Strategy Execution and Performance Measurement. He is currently working as Sr Corporate Planning Specialist at the Public Works Authority of Qatar in the areas of performance measurement & strategy management in order to execute the Qatar’s ambitious infrastructure programme for QNV 2030 and FIFA 2022. Prior to joining PWA, Jason worked as Management Consultant for multi-million CAPEX projects for both private and public organizations in a number of industries (Energy, Transportation, Production, Hospitality, Research & Development & internet).
Athanasios Basios is a Doctoral candidate at the University of Manchester (Manchester Business School). He graduated from the International Business and Management Department of the Fachhochschule (FH) Bochum and holds a MSc. in Logistics & Supply Chain Management from Manchester Metropolitan University. Having gained valuable working experiences in various companies and business sectors such as: Grohe AG - manufacturer of sanitary taps and fittings; T-Systems International GmbH – ICT/SAP sector; and Accenture – consultancy sector, he is currently working as a management consultant at Itellion Consulting, a technology and management consulting firm that serves institutional organizations and leading businesses. Athanasios' research interest is the so-called “Industrie 4.0” (the fourth industrial revolution). His current research deals with the analysis of the key implications/challenges for organisations and supply chains along with Industry 4.0 and the provision of a framework for modelling and evaluating the implications between those requirements and the organisations’ business strategies.
Evangelos Gongolidis is a graduate student from the Computer Science Department of the University of Crete. He also holds an MSc in Information Systems and eCommerce Technologies from the same Department. Currently, he is a PhD candidate at the Department of Cultural Technology and Communication of the University of the Aegean. His research interests include eGovernment, semantic technologies, cloud computing, value networks and business modelling. In his PhD he investigates the potential benefits and challenges of cloud-based eGovernment systems aiming to reach a formal definition of the process that should be followed in order to migrate from traditional service to cloud providers. In his recent work “Requirements identification for migrating eGovernment applications to the cloud”, presented in the Information & Communication Technology-EurAsia Conference 2014, he identified a number of non functional requirements that eGovernment services should satisfy, linking each requirement to the Service Level this would be delegated when migrating to the Cloud. Currently, he is working on the definition of an ability / capability model that could associate the abilities / capabilities of Cloud service providers with the requirements of eGovernment applications.
Mohammad-Hossein Danesh is a researcher and a PhD student at the Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto. He has a Masters in E-Business from University of Ottawa. His research focuses on modeling enterprise requirements and architectural design. He has experience employing architectural styles and patterns (such as SOA, MVC, Multi-tier, ...) at the enterprise level with a particular interest in enterprise application integration and business process management. His current research deals with analyzing inflexibilities to accommodate and govern enterprise evolution and transformation. In doing so he builds on research in strategic management, software engineering and system dynamics to propose capability-centered enterprise modeling and analysis techniques. Such models and analysis allow specification of high level requirements, their breakdown and alternatives to enable decision making regarding design, development and deployment of enterprise capabilities.
Dr. Francisco Valverde is a Post-doc Researcher and R&D manager at the PROS Research Centre (Universitat Politècnica de València, UPV, Spain). He holds a PhD in Computer Science (2010) from UPV (Spain). He is currently mainly involved in the CaaS (“Capability as a Service in digital enterprises”), a collaborative FP7 project in which he involved in the development of a model-driven infrastructure and supervising the dissemination activities. His main research interests include model-driven development, conceptual modelling, web engineering, agile methodologies, domain-specific languages and bioinformatics. He has published in relevant conferences and journals from model-driven development and web engineering areas (e.g., ER, CAiSE, WISE, RCIS, ISD, JSWeb). He has been a member of the program committee or a reviewer of conferences such as ICWE, RCIS, CLEI and has participated in the organization of the CAiSE 2013 conference.
Sergio España is a full post-doc researcher at the PROS Research Centre (Universitat Politècnica de València, UPV, Spain), where he leads the Organisational Modelling and Requirements Engineering research group. PhD in Computer Science (2011). His has participated in international applied research projects (e.g. ITEA2 UsiXML, FP7 CaaS). He has published in relevant requirements engineering and conceptual modelling conferences and journals (e.g. RE, ER, CAiSE, INTERACT, J.UCS, Informatik-Spektrum, BISE, IST, Inf. Syst.). Programme committee (PC) chair of RCIS 2016, PoEM 2015, CLEI Software Engineering Symposium (2014, 2013), and PC member of international conferences and workshops (e.g. CAiSE, HWID, ONTOSE, VORTE). He has given lectures and taught MSC. courses in several universities around the world. His main research interests include information systems, model-driven development, conceptual modelling, RE, business process modelling, human-computer interaction, empirical software engineering. He is co-author of Communication Analysis, an information systems RE method that can be applied stand-alone or within a model-driven development framework.
Eric Oluf Svee
ERIC-OLUF SVEE is a doctoral candidate at Stockholm University’s Department of Computer and Systems Sciences. He received his Master’s of Science in Interactive Systems Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology/KTH in 2007 and has undergraduate degrees in Political Philosophy and Music Performance (saxophone and voice). Prior to his return to academia, Eric-Oluf’s work in several leading technology companies, including Adobe Systems and AT&T Wireless, focused on information management and design, as well as accessible design for persons with sensory and functional impairments. His most recent positions were as a research engineer with the Swedish Defense Research Agency (Totalförsvarets forskningsinstitut) where he worked in the area of conceptual modeling, and as a researcher at the Swedish Institute of Computer Science with the Consider8 project. Consider8 focused on delivering personalized services to mobile devices in a privacy sensitive manner and generated a patent filing. Eric-Oluf’s background has produced many, varied interests, which include user context and situatedness, particularly in the area of social media, Values Sensitive Design (VSD), user-assistive technologies, consumer values, enterprise modeling, enterprise architecture, requirements engineering, and business-IT alignment. Eric-Oluf’s current research focuses on integrating values into the design of Information/Communication Technology (ICT) artifacts, as well as social media viewed within the lens of (STS). He is a affiliated with the Synthetic Populations group at KTH, as well Basis at DSV.