Program Committee

Mon, 2015-01-26 22:31

The sessions and keynotes at EclipseCon are chosen by an independent program committee made up of volunteers from the Eclipse community.

To contact the program committee, send us email.

Mickael Istria (committee chair) is an Eclipse RCP/plugin developer for JBoss by Red Hat. He has been an Eclipse developer for several open source RCP projects (JBoss Tools and JBoss Developer Studio, Petals Studio, Bonita Studio [Best Eclipse Modeling Tool 2011], and Scarbo), a committer for the Eclipse projects SWTBot, GMF Tooling, Nebula,and JWT, and a contributor for Tycho, GMF Runtime, and more. He is interested in methodologies and tools to improve productivity and software quality, and a developer's life in general. Mickael's daily work focuses on build, quality, and production improvement for JBoss Tools and JBoss Developer Studio, and all related technologies and concepts.

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Mélanie Bats (chair emeritus) works as a software developer at Obeo. In her daily work, she is mainly focused on the development of modeling tools with Sirius (UML Designer/SysML Designer). In her free time she is interested in Arduino stuff and contributes some Eclipse plugins for cross compilation. She is also a free software activist who has organized and participated in free software events in the Toulouse area.

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Alain Bernard works as a Flight Physics Capability developer at Airbus in Toulouse, where he tries to make engineers’ life better by building an Eclipse-based workbench for their studies. He is also involved in promoting the Eclipse framework and ecosystem within Airbus. After work, he continues to share his knowledge of Eclipse technologies on the French website developpez.com by answering questions and writing tutorials. Outside the Eclipse world, he likes to go hiking in the mountains, everywhere in the world.

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Jean-Michel Bruel received his Ph.D. from the University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse. Then, was associate professor at the University of Pau and a Member of the LIUPPA (Laboratoire d'Informatique de l'Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour) until 2008. He was head of the Computer Science department of the Technical Institute of Blagnac from 2009 to 2012. Currently, a professor at the University of Toulouse and member of the MACAO team (Models, Architectures, Components, Agility and prOcesses) of the IRIT (Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse) CNRS laboratory. His research areas include development of distributed, component-based applications, methods integration, and on the use of formal methods in the Component-Based Software Engineering context. When it comes to Eclipse, he is interested in UML/SysML/Polarsys. Jean-Michel leads the "Papyrus4Education" initiative, where the goal is to define a dedicated teaching version of Papyrus.

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Ignacio Garro is responsible for Systems and Software Engineering tools at Continental. There he develops and provides several Eclipse-based solutions for use on automotive projects. Since 2011 he has been the chairman of the Eclipse Automotive Working Group, which supports the application of Eclipse technologies (CDT, Sphinx, functional safety, etc.) to the automotive industry. In his free time,he tries to decide if he likes software hacks or hardware hacks the most.


Marcel Bruch is project lead of the Eclipse Code Recommenders project, CEO and founder of Codetrails (the company behind Eclipse Code Recommenders), and serves on the Eclipse Architecture Council. He aims to support software developers efficiently in their daily work with the aid of Big (Software Development) Data, and by making IDEs and development processes smarter than they are today.

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Tracy Miranda is a software developer and founder of Kichwa Coders, a company that specializes in helping companies in the science and embedded space to make the most of Eclipse. She has been working with Eclipse since 2001 and is actively engaged with the Science Working Group. With a background in electronics systems, Tracy also mentors young coders and makers at the festival of code for Young Rewired State in the UK.

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