Program Committee

How is the EclipseCon France program chosen? By two important parts of the Eclipse ecosystem.

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1. You!

As you know, Eclipse is first and foremost a community, so this conference is yours! There are multiple ways to contribute to the conference program:

  • Submit a talk proposal
  • Vote on the proposed sessions
  • Share your ideas for the program

2. The Program Committee

The following community members were selected by the Eclipse Foundation to serve on the program committee. Each has committed to serving as a member of the core team that chooses the conference program. The committee will review, discuss, and evaluate each session prior to finalizing the program, taking into account the community reviews and other criteria (overall program diversity, speaker experience, quality of talk description, and more).


Mickael Istria (committee chair) is an Eclipse developer for Red Hat, and a member of the team developing JBoss Tools and JBoss Developer Studio. Prior to that he was a developer for several open source Eclipse RCP projects: Petals Studio, Bonita Studio (Best Eclipse Modeling Tool 2011), and Scarbo. He's now contributing to various projects such as Eclipse Platform, SWTBot, Tycho, EGit, and m2e, and was previously also contributing to Modeling technologies such as GMF. 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 user experience inside the IDE and build, quality, and production improvements for JBoss Tools and JBoss Developer Studio, and all related technologies and concepts.

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Mélanie Bats 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 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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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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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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Matthieu Helleboid holds an engineering degree from ESIEA in Paris. He previously worked on an UML modeler for Omondo, a data integration workbench for Talend, and several modeling tools for Soyatec. He now works as the architect of the Model Driven Engineering Domain at Thales Corporate Engineering. He has been working on Eclipse technologies for ten years, and is an Eclipse committer on several Eclipse and PolarSys projects.

Harald Mackamul works as a Senior Expert at Corporate Research for Robert Bosch GmbH. His current focus is on software development tools for embedded multicore systems. He is project lead of the Eclipse project APP4MC, and leads the platform activities in the publicly funded project AMALTHEA4public. Since 2009, he has been a member of the Eclipse Automotive Working Group.

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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Charles Rivet is a senior product manager at Zeligsoft, responsible for developing new business opportunities and products around open source system modeling solutions, and especially Papyrus for Real Time. As part of this work, he has been an active member of the Eclipse PolarSys working group. Charles has been involved with Eclipse, in various ways, since its pre-foundation days.

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