Yolande Berbers

Yolande Berbers

I am a professor at the Department of Computer Science of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium), where I am a member of the research group DistriNet (Distributed Systems and Computer Networks).


I am vice-dean of the Faculty of Engineering and President of the Leuven Center on Information and Communication Technology (LICT).

Research Interests

In general my research interests include:

  • software engineering for embedded and real-time systems
  • model-driven architecture
  • middleware infrastructure
  • context-aware computing
  • ambient intelligence and ubiquitous computing
  • system support for distributed applications (a.o. mobile agents)

I am involved in the following projects: CoLaSUE, ConDAnUsI, Condor, CROSLOCiS, E'Hawk, LOMS, MDE, MUSIC, OptiMMA, SPICES and VOLGES

Education: courses (most are taught in Dutch):

Education: Committees

  • Member of the Program Advisory Committee (Permanente Onderwijs Commissie, POC) Computer Science, since 1980
  • President of Program Advisory Committee of the Faculty of Engineering (FPOC)
  • Member of the Education Council of the university (Onderwijsraad)

Key publications:

  1. Davy Preuveneers, Yolande Berbers, Encoding semantic awareness in resource-constrained devices, IEEE intelligent systems, volume 23, issue 2, pages 26-33, March 2008 185861bibtex
  2. Yves Vanrompay, Yolande Berbers, Efficient context prediction for decision making in pervasive health care environments: a case study, , 2011 291487bibtex
  3. 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 download0 261949bibtex
  4. 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 146550bibtex
  5. 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 download0 294168bibtex


Contact info

  • Office: 04.135
  • Address:
    Dept. Computer Science
    Celestijnenlaan 200A
    B-3001 Heverlee
  • Tel: +3216327636
  • Fax: +3216321982
  • Email: Yolande Berbers