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Bright Summer School 2019 on Software Engineering and IS

For industry/company based participants  a subsidized registration fee  of USD 250 to cover teas, lunches, dinner and other logistics is required. The registration fees excludes accommodation and other expenses that may encountered.

The 3rd  Edition of the International Summer School on Software Engineering  and IS intends to provide a contribution to PhD students and academic and industrial researchers on latest findings in the field of Software Engineering and information. The invited lecturers will cover relevant topics, including Interactive Design, Business Process Modelling, Software Sustainability, and Innovative Research & Grants among others.  The programme has been designed to provide both theory and hands on activities in form of workshops and interactive sessions.


Andy Dearden
Full Professor of  interactive Systems Design Sheffield Hallam University, UK

Andy worked with private, public & third sector organizations in the UK, South Asia, Indonesia and Africa. With funding from the National Institute for Healthcare Research (NIHR) I worked with the Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care – South Yorkshire (CLAHRC-SY) to promote User-centred Healthcare Design (UCHD). Currently Andy is advising Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust on staff participation in IT innovation.

In the UK , Andy has been working with community organisations and social enterprises to understand and develop innovative approaches both to designing technology and driving community development.

Andy has also worked on co-design with voluntary organisations and social enterprises, particularly in the creative and craft industries. Ideas from this work are now being used in partnership with craft producers in Indonesia.

Eng. Dr. Dorothy Okello

Senior Lecturer, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT) – Makerere University

Eng. Dr. Dorothy Okello is Director of Innovation at ResilientAfrica Network (RAN) hosted by Makerere University School of Public Health. Supported by USAID, RAN is a partnership of 18 Sub-Saharan African universities that seeks to identify, develop and scale innovative solutions that will strengthen the resilience of African communities afflicted by natural as well as man-made shocks and stresses by applying science, technology, innovation and partnerships, and using evidence-based approaches.

Dorothy is a Senior Lecturer with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT) – Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda; and a Researcher with netLabs!UG, a research centre within the Department whose model is to strive for a balanced critical mass of basic research, applied research, innovation and commercialisation in the area of telecommunications and networking.

Dorothy is an activist in the area of getting more women, small-scale enterprises and rural communities engaged in the information society for development – with an ability to understand and balance both community and technology objectives.

Dr Eric Umuhoza,

Scholar-in-Residence at Carnegie Mellon University Africa (CMU-Africa)

Eric is a  Scholar-in-Residence at Carnegie Mellon University Africa (CMU-Africa). Prior joining CMU Africa, he held different academic positions in European Universities including Postdoctoral Researcher and Teaching Assistant at the Department of Electronics, Informatics and Bioengineering of Polytechnic University of Milan (Italy); Senior Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Information Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics of University of L’Aquila (Italy); and Visiting Scholar at École des Mines de Nantes (France).

Eric's research interests include data science, (model-driven) software engineering, UI design, big data analysis, and data quality for big data.

Dr. Birgit Penzenstadler

Assistant Professor, CECS, CSULB

Birgit Penzenstadler works as Assistant Professor at the California State University Long Beach, USA, where she leads the Resilience Lab, and as Adjunct Professor at the Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland. She has been researching the relation between sustainability and software engineering for a decade and focuses on artifact-based requirements engineering and requirements engineering for sustainability. The expertise of her group includes requirements elicitation, analysis, design and documentation techniques, for example sustainability goal modeling, as well as artifact models, quality modeling, tool support, and process improvement.

Passionate about collaborating with practitioners to stay connected to the daily challenges in industry, she founded Twinkleflip LLC (www.twinkleflip.com) to be able to transfer research into practice in tailored consulting.
She is the main organizer of the workshop series “Requirements Engineering for Sustainable Systems". Furthermore, she is a founding member of the “Karlskrona Manifesto on Sustainability Design" working group, which her group actively contributes to (see www.sustainabilitydesign.org). She has also held multiple seminar series as well as numerous guest lectures (locally and abroad) on software engineering for sustainability.

Up to now, she has authored and co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed publications. She holds a Master's degree from the Universität Passau, Germany, and a doctoral degree as well as a habilitation degree from the Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany. Before becoming faculty, she worked as a postdoctoral researcher at TUM and at the University of California, Irvine. In addition, she is a certified yoga teacher (200-RYT) in the Sivananda lineage.


  • Dr. Benjamin Kanagwa, Makerere University School of Computing &IT
  • Assoc Prof. Engineer Bainomugisha, Makerere University School of Computing &IT
  • Assoc Prof.  Regina Hebig, Chalmers | University of Gothenburg
  • Prof. Michel Chaudron,Chalmers | University of Gothenburg

Note: some of the participants are organizing a private Gorilla tracking on Saturday. If you are interested to learn more, please get in touch with the listed contact below in case you want to participate

Dr. Benjamin Kanagwa (bkanagwa@cis.mak.ac.ug)

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