Visiting Researchers

Prof. Francisco Chicano – University of Malaga

Francisco Chicano is a PhD assistant professor in the NEO-GISUM Group in the Department of Languages and Computing Sciences of the University of Malaga, Spain. His research interests include the application of randomized search techniques to Software Engineering problems. In particular, he contributed to the domains of software testing, model checking and software project scheduling.

He is the author of more than 70 refereed publications, has 3 best paper awards, has served in more than 20 program committees and is frequent reviewer in more than 30 international journals.


Massimiliano Di Penta – University of Sannio

Professor Massimiliano Di Penta is associate professor at the University of Sannio, Italy. His research interests include software maintenance and evolution, reverse engineering, empirical software engineering, search-based software engineering, and service-centric software engineering. He is author of over 170 papers appeared in international conferences and journals. He serves and has served in the organizing and program committees of over 100 conferences such as ICSE, FSE, ASE, ICSM, ICPC, CSMR, GECCO, MSR, SCAM, WCRE, and others. He has been general chair of SCAM 2010, WSE 2008, general co-chair of SSBSE 2010, WCRE 2008, and program co-chair of MSR 2013 and 2012, ICPC 2013, ICSM 2012, SSBSE 2009, WCRE 2006 and 2007, IWPSE 2007, WSE 2007, SCAM 2006, STEP 2005, and of other workshops. He is steering committee member of ICSM, CSMR, IWPSE, SSBSE, PROMISE, and past steering committee member of ICPC, SCAM, and WCRE. He is in the editorial board of the Empirical Software Engineering J! ournal edited by Springer, and of the Journal of Software: Evolution and Processes edited by Wiley. He is member-at-large of the executive committee of the Technical Council of Software Engineering (TCSE). He is member of IEEE, IEEE Computer Society, and of the ACM. Further info on

Rocco Oliveto – University of Molise

Filippo Ricca – University of Genova

Paolo Tonella – Fondazione Bruno Kessler