Short CV/Education and training

  • Prof. dr. ir. Yolande Berbers is a member of the research group DistriNet (Distributed Software and Software Security) of the department of computer science of the KU Leuven. She leads a task force of 6 researchers.

  • Her research interests include ubiquitous computing, context-aware and adaptive systems, service architectures, middleware, component-oriented software development, distributed systems, and software engineering for embedded software.

  • She has been the coordinator of two IWT-SBO projects, and is currently promoter of two FWO projects and one IWT-O&O project with industry. She is currently a partner in one FP7 European IP project.

  • She has spent a half year abroad in the 80s at the INRIA, France, was an invited professor at the Franco-Polish School of New Information and Communication Technologies (Poznan,Poland) 1995-1996, and at the Universit\'e Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris 6)in 2006. At KU Leuven, she teaches courses on operating systems, computer architecture, and software for real-time and embedded systems.

  • She is co-founder of EuroSys, a European Association for the advancement of systems research in Europe, linked with ACM SIGOPS, where she was two years treasurer and two years vice-chair. She is member of the scientific council of INRIA, a large prestigious research institute in France. She is member of the FNRS informatics committee of the French community in Belgium.

  • Yolande Berbers has been serving in the program committee of numerous conferences and workshops. She was local organizer of the 6th International Conference On Reliable Software Technologies (Leuven, 14-18 May 2001), she was general chair of the 11th ACM SIGOPS European Workshop (Leuven, 20-23 September 2004) and of the EuroSys2006 conference (Leuven, 18-21 April 2006). She was co-general chair of Middleware08 which was held in Leuven in December 2008.

  • Yolande Berbers is currently vice-dean of the Faculty of Engineering of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.

  • Yolande Berbers is mother of four children and one extra child taken into our family.

Selected publications

  • Davy Preuveneers, Yolande Berbers, Encoding semantic awareness in resource-constrained devices, IEEE intelligent systems, volume 23, issue 2, pages 26-33, March 2008

  • Yves Vanrompay, Yolande Berbers, Efficient context prediction for decision making in pervasive health care environments: a case study, 2011

  • Aram Hovsepyan, Riccardo Scandariato, Stefan Van Baelen, Yolande Berbers, Wouter Joosen, From aspect-oriented models to aspect-oriented code? The maintenance perspective, International conference on aspect-oriented software development (AOSD.10), pages 1-12, Rennes and Saint-Malo, France, 15-19 March 2010

  • Yves Vandewoude, Peter Ebraert, Yolande Berbers, Theo D'Hondt, Tranquility: A low disruptive alternative to Quiescence for ensuring safe dynamic updates, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, volume 33, issue 12, pages 856-868, December 2007

  • Davy Preuveneers, Yolande Berbers, µC-SemPS: Energy-efficient semantic publish/subscribe for battery-powered systems, Proceedings CD of the 7th International ICST Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Services, pages 1-12, Sydney, Australia, 6-9 December 2010

Complete list of publications

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • member of the Scientific Committe of INRIA (France)

  • cofounder of EuroSys (European Chapter of the Special Interest Group on Operating Systems (SIGOPS) of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM))

Additional qualifications

  • Vicedean of the whole faculty of Enginineering of the KU Leuven (about 4.500 students), responsible for education, 2009 – 2016

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Other activities and achievements/family

  • Mother of five children


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