Christoph Kirsch is full professor and holds a chair at the Department of Computer Sciences of the University of Salzburg, Austria. He received his Dr.Ing. degree from Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany, in 1999 while at the Max Planck Institute for Computer Science. From 1999 to 2004 he worked as Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences of the University of California, Berkeley. His research interests are in concurrent programming and systems, virtual execution environments, and embedded software. Dr. Kirsch co-invented the Giotto and HTL languages, and leads the JAviator UAV project for which he received an IBM faculty award in 2007. He co-founded the International Conference on Embedded Software (EMSOFT) in 2001 and is currently vice-chair of ACM SIGBED. He has been PC co-chair of EMSOFT 2007, general co-chair of ESWEEK 2008, general chair of LCTES 2009, topic co-chair at DATE 2010, and is track chair at RTSS 2010. He is also general chair of EuroSys 2011. He has been invited to serve on program committees of CASE, Coordination, DATE, EMSOFT, EUC, EuroSys, HSCC, ICCAD, JTRES, LCTES, MEMOCODE, OOPSLA, RTAS, RTSS, and VEE.