Hotel Memories Miramar, La Habana, Cuba, del 22 al 26 de abril de 2019
Inicio / Convocatoria

Panel de expertos

Alberto Fernández Oliva is a graduated in Computer Science at Havana University (1979). He obtained his Ph.D in Universidad de Alicante, Spain (2009). At present he is a Full Professor and Director of the Department of Computer Science of the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, Havana University. His teaching activities focus on topics related to Data Structures and Algorithms. He carries out his research in his department jointly with researchers from the Universidad de Alicante and the Polytechnic University of Madrid. His research activities focus on topics related to KDD - Datamining. Applications of Rough Sets Theory to outiliers detection. His most recent publications have been in Decision Support System, Elsevier (2015), COMPLEXITY (2018), Springer International Publishing Electronic (2018), the 1st ACM SIGCAS Conference on Computing and Sustainable Societies (COMPASS '18), Journal of Information Science and Engineering (2019), among others. Member of the Scientific Degree Commission the and of the Academic Committee of the Master in Computer Science of the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science. Member of the Ibero-American Network of Applied Quantitative Studies (RIDECA). Participant in a research project of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment of the Republic of Cuba: Mathematical Models for the Study of the Environment, Health and Human Development.
Diego Vallespir is an Assistant Professor at the Computer Science Institute of the Engineering School of the Universidad de la República (UdelaR) in Uruguay, Director of the Software Engineering Research Group, former Director of the Institute of Computer Science at UdelaR, former Director of the Informatics Professional Postgraduate Center at UdelaR and a Researcher at PEDECIBA-Informatics. He holds an Engineering degree in Computer Science, a Master of Science in Computer Science, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science, all of them obtained from UdelaR. He has published several articles in international conference proceedings. His main research topics are empirical software engineering, software process, and software quality.
João Araújo is a professor at the Department of Informatics at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal and a full member of the Portuguese research center NOVA LINCS. He holds a PhD from Lancaster University, UK, in Software Engineering. His main research interests are Quality of Models, Requirements Engineering (RE), Advanced Modularity, Model-Driven Engineering (MDE), and Software Product Lines (SPL), where, he has published several papers on these topics in journals, international conferences and workshops.
He has served in the organization and program committees of several conferences such as RE, CAiSE, ER, ICSE, MODELS, SAC. He has organized several workshops including the Early Aspects workshop series and more recently the MoDRE (Model Driven Requirements Engineering) workshops hold at RE conference. He was the Co-General Chair of RE’17 (IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference). He is an Associate Editor of the IET Software journal and a member of the Steering Committee of RE conference.
Cecilia Bastarrica received a degree on Informatics Engineering from the Catholic University of Uruguay, a Master on Computers Science from the Catholic University of Chile, and a PhD on Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Connecticut, USA. She is currently an associate professor at the Computer Science Department of the Universidad de Chile. She has guided seven PhD students and is guiding three more at this moment. She has also guided around 30 Masters students. She has published and acted as a reviewer in numerous international conferences and prestigious journals such as Information and Software Technology, Journal of Systems and Software etc. Her current research area is software engineering, and more specifically software product lines, software processes, software development approaches and model driven engineering. She is also involved in research about how to teach software engineering effectively.
Yania Crespo is Associate Professor of Programming and Software Engineering at the University of Valladolid, Spain. She studied Computer Science at the University of Havana, Cuba. She was researching and teaching assistant at the University of Havana as part of the Eiffel UH team. She received a Ph.D. in Informatics in 2000. She developed her research interest from Object-Oriented Programming and Programming Languages to Software Refactoring, Design Smells detection and management in general, principally related with Software Reuse, Software Evolution, and Software Quality as part of the GIRO research group. She has extensive experience in mentoring and supervising students at different levels, Degree, Master, and Ph.D. She is also active in CompuEdu@UVa group bringing Computer Science education in K-12, organizing dissemination events, transferring knowledge on Programming, Technology, and STEM education in general to pre-university students and teachers.
Danilo Caivano is graduated at the University of Bari Aldo Moro, where he also obtained his PhD in 2002 and is currently assistant professor. He carries out his research in the Software Engineering Laboratory at the Department of Informatics. His research and teaching activities focus on topics related to Software Engineering with emphasis on Project and Process Management in collocated and distributed contexts and on software development, maintenance and testing. Since 2007 he is Chief Executive Officer of SER&Practices (, a Spin Off company of the University of Bari that he has contributed to start up. He is actively involved in the Project Management Institute - Southern Italy Chapter ( and in the International Software Engineering Research Network (
Ernesto Pimentel holds the BSc. and MSc degrees in Mathematics (1988), and the PhD degree in Computer Science (1993). He is Full Professor at the University of Malaga since 2003 (currently, he is the Dean of the Informatics School and has been Head of the Dept. of Computer Science). He is leading the Group of Software Engineering at UMA and the SCENIC research team (Service and Component Engineering for Internet Computing), and is involved in a number of national and international research projects as responsible and senior researcher. In addition to his research activity he also has occupied several relevant positions as member of the managing team of the Spanish National Research Program for Communication and Information Technologies (2001-2004), Spanish representative in the executive committee of the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (2003-2009), member of the Ex-ante Accreditation Committee for Master Degrees in the Engineering field (2008-2013), or Chair of the EURO-INF Accreditation Board of ANECA -National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation of Spain- (from 2014). His research activity is focused on Service-Oriented Computing, Component-Based Software Engineering, Cloud Computing, and Internet of Things. He has participated in many conferences as member of the program committees, member of the organizing and steering committees, and chair. Most of his work has been published in over 150 papers in international journals and conferences. Currently, he is the President of the Spanish Conference of Informatics Schools Deans (CODDII).

Marcelo Martín Marciszack is a professor and researcher at the National Technological University, Cordoba Regional Faculty (UTN-FRC). He is an Information Systems Engineer, graduated from the National Technological University (UTN-FRC), Argentina. He is a Master in Software Engineering, graduated from the National University of La Plata, Argentina and Doctor in Software Engineering based on reusable components, Man-Machine interface applications, graduated from the University of Vigo - Spain. He is the director of the Center for Research, Development and Transfer of Information Systems (CIDS) at the UTN-FRC. He is Coordinator of the Information Systems Research Program and Member of the Central Postgraduate Commission of the UTN, and currently serves as the Postgraduate Secretary at the Cordoba Regional Faculty.

Dr. Xavier Franch is full professor in the Service and Information System Engineering department (ESSI) at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). His research focuses in the areas of Requirements Engineering, Software Architectures and Service-Oriented Computing. He serves in the editorial board of journals IST, REJ, IJCIS and Computing, is Journal-First chair in JSS and Deputy Editor in IET Software. He has been PC chair of RE, CAiSE, ICSOC, REFSQ and CIbSE.