2011 Election: Individual Members

Board of Directors of the OW2 Consortium, 2015

Please find hereunder the profiles of the candidates for the seat of Individual Members representative in the 2015 Board of Directors.

Individual Members: List of Candidates

Individual Members are to elect 1 representative.

Individual Members: Candidates Profiles


I have been promoting and contributing to open source project since the
beginning of my professional career. As a professional open source
contributor, I consider OW2 organization a unique place were companies,
academics and individuals can meet around exciting projects. As an open
source contributor, I also know a condition for OW2 to exist and grow is
that the community objectives dovetails with individual members
interests and the latter have an interest to contribute to the
ecosystem. Applying this year again to the position of individual
members representative, I intend to continue making OW2 a nice place for
open source contributors projects.

Applicant Bio

Jean Parpaillon has contributed to several open source projects, mainly in the domain of infrastructure softwares: operating systems (Kerrighed, XtreemOS), IT management (Mandriva Pulse2), cloud interoperability (CompatibleOne, erocci).
He is passionate about distributed systems and collaborative work. He
has contributed as an individual, through software editors companies and
through collaborative projects. He is currently the chairman of OW2
Technology Council and research engineer at Inria.


The OW2 consortium has the critical mass to be the reference point in the
industry-driven open source community worldwide. However, to play this role
it requires the involvement of more institutions and individuals outside
Europe and North America. In particular, the involvement of more
participants from Asian and Southern American countries (e.g., China,
Brazil, Argentina, etc.) is required. I would like to help OW2 to become a
more international fostering the collaboration among current members in
different geographical areas and new ones. I think that the consortium will
benefit also from the establishment of active partnerships in the
development of new open source initiatives and projects that may have OW2 as an aggregation point.

Applicant Bio

Alberto Sillitti, Ph.D., PEng is Associate Professor at the Faculty of
Computer Science of the Free University of Bolzano-Bozen, Italy. He holds a
PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering received from the University of
Genoa (Italy) in 2005. He has been involved in several EU funded projects
related to Open Source Software, Services Architectures, and Agile Methods
in which he applies non-invasive measurement approaches. He has served as
member of the program committee of several international conferences and as program chair of OSS 2007. He has been involved in the organization of OSS 2005 (in Italy), 2007 (in Ireland), 2013 (in Slovenia), 2014 (in Costa
Rica). He has lead the development of the QualiPSo OMM (Open Maturity Model) for the assessment of the quality of the Open Source production process. His research areas include open source development, agile methods, software engineering, non-invasive measurement, mobile and web services. He is author of more than 100 papers published in international conferences and journals. He has been the chairman of the IFIP Working Group 2.13 on Open Source since 2012. He also authored the book titled Agile Technologies in Open Source Development published by IGI Global in 2009.