Jürgen Münch is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Helsinki, head of its Software Systems Engineering Research group, and principal investigator of the experimental R&D laboratory “Software Factory”. His research in software and systems engineering centers on modeling and simulation of software-based systems and processes, software quality assurance, data- and value-driven software engineering, software measurement, and global software development. Dr. Münch has been a principal investigator of numerous research and industrial development projects. Prior to his current position, Dr. Münch was a division head at the Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering (IESE) in Kaiserslautern, Germany, where he was responsible for research and technology transfer in the area of software process and quality engineering. He was also project leader and executive board member of the temporary research institute Sonderforschungsbereich 501 at the University of Kaiserslautern. Dr. Münch has been awarded the Distinguished Professor Award FiDiPro (endowed with €1.900.000) of Tekes, the IFIP TC2 Manfred Paul Award for Excellence in Software Theory and Practice, several best paper awards, and a technology innovation award. He has chair of several renowned software engineering conferences such as the ACM/IEEE Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement (ESEM). He is Vice Chairman of the German Association for Software Metrics and Cost Estimation (DASMA).