Dr. Sira Vegas is assistant professor of Software Engineering with the Computing School at Madrid ’s Technical University (UPM), Spain . She was a summer student at the European Centre for Nuclear Research ( Geneva ) in 1995. She was a regular visiting scholar of the Experimental Software Engineering Group at the University of Maryland from 1998 to 2000, and visiting scientist at the Fraunhofer Institute of Experimental Software Engineering in Germany in 2002. Dr. Vegas is the UPM’s second representative at the ISERN. She is program chair for the International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement (ESEM) to be held in 2007.