SHERIF YACOUB, member of the research staff at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, specializes in technologies for building reliable large-scale software systems, including design patterns, architecture, modeling, meta-modeling, frameworks, and reliability. He has written 40+ technical papers, and presented at TOOLS, UML, and ISSRE. He has co-authored the Reuse-Based Software Engineering textbook published by John Wiley & Sons in 2001.
HANY AMMAR, Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at West Virginia University, has authored 70+ technical papers. His research interests include software engineering, reliability engineering, biometrics, and computer architecture.