Bram Adams is an associate professor at Polytechnique Montreal, where he heads the Lab on Maintenance, Construction, and Intelligence of Software. His research interests include software analytics and release engineering of software systems in general, including machine learning applications. Adams obtained his PhD in computer science engineering from Ghent University. He is a steering committee member of the Working Conference on Mining Software Repositories (MSR) and the International Workshop on Release Engineering (RELENG), and program co-chair of SCAM 2013, SANER 2015, ICSME 2016 and MSR 2019.

Giuliano (Giulio) Antoniol is professor of Software Engineering in the Department of Computer and Software Engineering of the Polytechnique Montréal where he directs the SOCCER laboratory. He worked in private companies, research institutions and universities. In 2005, he was awarded the Canada Research Chair Tier I in Software Change and Evolution. He has served in the program, organization and steering committees of numerous IEEE and ACM sponsored international conferences and workshops. His research interest include software traceability, traceability recovery and maintenance, software evolution, empirical software engineering, search based software engineering, and software testing.

Jinghui Cheng is an Assistant Professor at Polytechnique Montreal. He obtained his Ph.D. degree at DePaul University, Chicago (2017), and was an associate research fellow at the University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, Indiana) between September 2016 and September 2017. Prior to his Ph.D. study, he has accumulated years of industrial experience as a game developer. His current research combines the fields of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Software Engineering (SE). He is particularly interested in exploring technologies that support practitioners who have domain-specific expertise but special information needs, including software engineers, game designers, and medical experts.

Marios Fokaefs is an Assistant Professor at Polytechnique Montreal. He holds MSc (2010) and PhD (2015) degrees in Software Engineering from the University of Alberta. He was a postdoctoral fellow at York University from February 2015 to August 2017. His research interests include software evolution and maintenance, software performance and security in web, cloud and IoT software systems. More specifically, his research looks at the intersection of technical considerations of software change (functionality, performance, security) with business and economic aspects (clients, competitors, prices and costs). His work has been published in top Software Engineering venues like ICSME, ICWS, CLOUD, SEAMS and top journals including JSS and TAAS. He has co-organized the bi-annual research meeting CSER in November 2016. He has served in program committees for conferences like MESOCA, ICSOC and ICSME and he has reviewed for journals including JSS, TSC, and TOSEM.

Foutse Khomh is an associate professor at Polytechnique Montréal, where he heads the SWAT Lab on software analytics and cloud engineering research ( He received a Ph.D in Software Engineering from the University of Montreal in 2010, with the Award of Excellence. His research interests include software maintenance and evolution, cloud engineering, service-centric software engineering, empirical software engineering, and software analytic. He has published several papers in international conferences and journals, including ICSM(E), ASE, ISSRE, SANER, ICWS, HPCC, IPCCC, JSS, ASEJ, JSEP, EMSE, and TSE. His work has received a ten-year Most Influential Paper (MIP) Award, three Best Paper Awards, and fourtheen nominations for Best paper Awards. He has served on the program committees of several international conferences including ICSM(E), SANER, MSR, ICPC, SCAM, ESEM and has reviewed for top international journals such as SQJ, JSS, EMSE, TSE and TOSEM. He is on the Review Board of EMSE. He is program chair for Satellite Events at SANER 2015, program co-chair of SCAM 2015 and ICSME 2018, and general chair of ICPC 2018. He is one of the organizers of the RELENG workshop series ( and has been guest editor for special issues in the IEEE Software magazine and JSEP.