Program - Keynotes


Keynote 1 (Chair: N.N.)

Bruce Powel Douglass, Chief Evangelist IBM Rational: Model-based Ada Development for DO-178B/C and the Application of Agile Methods.

Bruce Powel Douglass is the Chief Evangelist for IBM Rational® with over 30 years specializing in the development of real-time and embedded systems and software. He is the author of the IBM Rational Harmony™ for Embedded RealTime Development (Harmony/ERT) process. He and Peter Hoffmann developed the original Harmony process that combined systems and software engineering with a well specified hand-off for a smooth, integrated workflow. Bruce is a well known speaker and member of the Advisory board of the Embedded Systems Conference and UML World Conference. He is also an invited speaker at many other conferences, such as Embedded World (Germany), Embedded Systems (Japan), SET (Switzerland), OOP (Germany), and Software Development. The special “Bruce’s night” at the Embedded World show has been popular for many years. Bruce developed the IBM Rational Rhapsody® DoDAF profile that currently ships with the product as well as a Safety Analysis Profile that allows engineers to include Fault Tree Analysis (FTA) diagrams, Fault Means and Effect Analysis (FMEA), and hazard analysis in their models. Bruce’s key areas of expertise include agile development and agile in systems engineering.


Keynote 2 (Chair: N.N.)

Jack G. Ganssle, The Ganssle Group: The Way Ahead in Software Engineering: Replacing Artists With Disciplined Grownups.

Jack Ganssle has written over 700 articles and six books about embedded systems, as well as a book about his sailing fiascos. He started developing embedded systems in the early 1970s using the 8008. He’s started and sold three electronics companies, including one of the bigger embedded tool businesses. He’s developed or managed over 100 embedded products, from deep-sea navigation gear to the White House security system… and one instrument that analyzed cow poop! He was a member of NASA’s Super Problem Resolution Team, a group of outside experts formed to advise NASA in the wake of Space Shuttle Columbia’s demise, and serves on the boards of several high-tech companies. Jack has appeared as an embedded systems expert on the History Channel’s Modern Marvels, 2004, and one of these days will get around to watching it. He has presented over 100 papers at conferences on five continents.


Keynote 3 (Chair: N.N.)

Giorgio C. Buttazzo, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna of Pisa, Italy: Research Challenges in Exploiting Multi-Core Platforms for Real-Time Applications

Giorgio Buttazzo is Full Professor of Computer Engineering at the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna of Pisa. He graduated in Electronic Engineering at the University of Pisa in 1985, received a Master in Computer Science at the University of Pennsylvania in 1987, and a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering at the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna of Pisa in 1991. He has been Program Chair and General Chair of the major international conferences on real-time systems. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Real-Time Systems (Springer) and Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics. He is Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Real-Time Systems and IEEE Fellow "for contributions to dynamic scheduling algorithms in real-time systems". He has authored 6 books on real-time systems and over 200 papers in the field of real-time systems, robotics, and neural networks.

The conference is supported and sponsored by Ada-Europe,
Ada Deutschland e.V., Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V.,
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and in cooperation with

April 19, 2013