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In its first edition as symposium, SAST will promote two keynotes with two important researchers in the Systematic and Automated Testing field, as described bellow. Soon, we will divulgate details about each keynote, including their titles, date/hour, and description.

International Keynote

Profa. Antônia Bertolino

Profa. Antônia Bertolino (ISTI - Itália)

Antonia Bertolino is a Research Director of the Italian National Research Council (CNR), in Pisa. She is an internationally renowned researcher in Software Engineering, having more than 150 co-authored papers in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings. She investigates approaches for software and services validation, testing, and monitoring, and on these topics has worked in several national and European projects, including the most recent Learn PAd, CHOReOS, and NESSOS. Currently she serves as an Area Editor for the Elsevier Journal of Systems and Software, and as an Associate Editor of ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology, and of Springer Empirical Software Engineering. She has recently been the General Chair of the flagship ACM/IEEE Conference ICSE 2015, Florence (Italy). She serves regularly in the Program Committee of the most renowned conferences in the field of Software Engineering, such as ESEC-FSE and ICSE, and in software testing and analysis, as ISSTA and ICST.


National Keynote

Prof. Alessandro Garcia

Prof. Alessandro Garcia (PUC-RJ)

He holds a doctorate in Computer Science from the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (2004), master's degree in Computer Science from the State University of Campinas (2000) and a degree in Computer Science from the State University of Maringa (1998). He served as Assistant Professor at the University of Lancaster (England) from February 2005 to January 2009. He is currently Associate Professor of Computer Science Department of the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro. He has experience in computer science, with emphasis on Software Engineering, acting on the following topics: modularity, exception handling, product lines, software metrics, software architecture and model-driven software development. He has often been invited in the past 10 years for the Programme Committees and/or Organizing Committees of the major international conferences of software engineering and related fields such as ICSE, ESF, AOSD /Modularity, MODELS, ICPC, ESEM, SPLC, SANER, AAMAS and several others. He also publishes frequently in these conferences. He hold Research Productivity Grant (CNPq level 1D). He received several awards, distinctions and recognitions such as Best Master's Dissertation 2000 (Brazilian Computer Society), Best Researcher of the Year (Lancaster University, 2006), Young Scientist of Our State (FAPERJ, 2009 and 2013), Distinguished productivity (PUC-Rio, 2009 and 2012) and Affiliate Member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences (ABC, 2009-2014). Several of his paper have received awards in major international conferences in your area, such as "ACM Distinguished Paper Award" of the ICSE 2014. He is a member of the Editorial Board of two of the main journals in his area: IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering and Journal of Systems and Software. He leads the Opus research group, the Software Engineering Laboratory of PUC-Rio, having several partnerships with other international research groups in the USA, England, Germany, France, Spain, Portugal and Argentina. His research projects are funded by development agencies - CNPq, CAPES, FAPERJ and Newton Fund - and by partners of the Software Industry, such as Petrobras and Minds @ Work.