Below are the details of the keynote speakers confirmed so far for EASE2006:
"The Simula approach to experimentation in software engineering"
Dag I.K. Sjøberg received the MSc degree in computer science from the University of Oslo in 1987 and the PhD degree in computing science from the University of Glasgow in 1993. He has five years of industry experience as a systems developer, consultant and group leader. He is now research director of the Department of Software Engineering, Simula Research Laboratory, and a professor of software engineering in the Department of Informatics, University of Oslo. Among his research interests are research methods and theoretical foundations for empirical software engineering, experiment support environments, software process improvement, software effort estimation, and object-oriented analysis and design.
"The Impossible will take a little while": pragmatic approaches to evidence based practice
Andrew Booth is Reader in Evidence Based Information Practice at the School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield where he is also Director of Information Resources. His current brief is to develop an information resource to support evidence-based health-care within the University of Sheffield and Trent NHS region. He teaches systematic review and critical appraisal methods and other aspects of health informatics and information management.
Andrew has researched and published extensively on all aspects of evidence based practice. He has been involved in the development of evidence products for the NHS Health Technology Assessment and Service Delivery and Organisation Programmes, the Social Care Institute for Excellence, the National Assembly for Wales, among many others. He is on the Editorial Board of two new journals; Education for Evidence Based Practice and Evidence Based Library and Information Practice. With Anne Brice, Andrew edited Evidence-based practice for information professionals: a handbook (Facet, 2004).