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About The Contributors - Pg. 331

331 About the Contributors Jonathan Lee received his PhD degree from Texas A&M University in 1993, the year he joined the faculty of the Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering at National Central Uni- versity (NCU) in Taiwan. His research interests include agent-based software engineering, service- oriented computing, and goal-driven software engineering. He is currently a Professor of CSIE and the Director of Computer Center at NCU. Dr. Jonathan Lee has published more than 100 refereed papers, three edited books and an authoring text book on Software Engineering in Chinese. He received a Dis- tinguished University Professor award from Chinese Electrical Engineering Association (Taiwan) in 2008 and an Endowed Professor award from NCU in 2007. He is a senior member of the IEEE Com- puter Society and a member of the ACM. Shang-Pin Ma received his PhD and BS degrees in Computer Science and Information Engineering from National Central University, Chungli, Taiwan, in 2007 and 1999, respectively. He has been an As- sistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering Department, National Taiwan Ocean University, Keelung, Taiwan, since 2008. His research interests include web-based software engineering, service- oriented computing and semantic web. Alan Liu received the PhD degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Illinois, Chicago, in 1994. He is currently a Professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering, National Chung Cheng University, Chiayi, Taiwan. His research interests in artificial intelligence and software engineering include knowledge acquisition, requirements analysis, intelligent agents, service computing, and applications in embedded systems and robotic systems. Dr. Liu is a member of IEEE, ACM, Taiwanese Association for Artificial Intelligence, Software Engineering Association of Taiwan, and Robotics Society of Taiwan. *** Jonathan Bardin is a PhD candidate at the Laboratory of Informatics of Grenoble. His research interests include service-oriented components, especially based on OSGi, and resource distribution. He received his MSc in computer science from the University Joseph Fourier Grenoble. Farokh B. Bastani received the BTech. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, and the MS and PhD degrees in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley. He is currently a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Texas at Dallas. Dr. Bastani's research interests include various aspects of the ultrahigh dependable systems,