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PanAfrLoc Workshop/Atelier, Casablanca, 2005/6/13-15 - Casablanca - AlbertoEscudero-Pascual

Alberto Escudero-Pascual

The following Curriculum Vitae focuses on the activities related to software localization and standarization performed in the last three years.
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Personal Information

Born: 5 December 1972, Valladolid, Spain.
Residence: Sweden.
E-mail: aep(at)it46.se


  • M.S., Telecommunications Engineering. Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM), Spain, 1998.
  • Tekn. Lic, Computer Science, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden, December 2001.
  • PhD, Computer Science, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden, December 2002.


  • June 2004-March 2005: Guest Research Fellow at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Dar es Salaam (Tanzania). Founder of the IT Consulting Company IT +46. Technical Coordinator of the Open Swahili Localization Project.
  • June 2003 to June 2004: Assistant Professor (Forskassistent) at the Department of Microlectronics and Information Technology in the area of Security and Privacy in Mobile Internet. January 2003 to June 2003 Teaching assistant in the Computer System Design Course at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH). Coaching three projects in Vietnam and Laos in a joint effort with Sida (Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency).
  • Other positions until June 2003: Research engineer and system designer of the IT University 2001-2, MobileIP Network Designer at Stanford University (SSVL) 2000, Technical Director of the Hispano-American Health Link (EHAS) Technical Director 1999, System administrator, Internet security and privacy consultant
  • 1998-, E-Commerce and E-library Designer 1998.

Selected publications

More than twenty international publications (peer-reviewed) since 2002 in the areas of Internet Security and Policy, Wireless Infrastructure and Localization of Software.

  • Twaakyondo H. and, Escudero A., Kiswahili Linux Localization - Bringing Kiswahili into the world of ICT, International ICT Workshop on Application of ICT in enhancing higher education learning, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, April 2004. pp. 178-191.
  • Escudero A., Privacy in the next generation Internet: Data protection in the context of the European Union Policy, PhD Thesis, Stockholm. Sweden, December 2002.

Selected talks, workshops and seminars

Over 70 talks and presentations since 2002. In the area of localization and internationalization of software:

  • Software libre en paises en desarrollo: experencias y oportunidades, Escuela Superior de Ingenieros de Telecomunicaci√≥n (ETSIT), Madrid, Spain, 3rd June 2004.
  • The Open Swahili Localization Project, Association for Progressive Communications (APC) ActionApps Camp, Cape Town, South Africa, 26th October 2004.
  • Localization of Free and Open Source Software to Kiswahili, Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH) Main Conference Hall, Dar es Salaam, 7th May 2004.
  • Introduction to the KiLinux Project, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 22nd April 2004.
  • Introduction to localization of Open Source Software for developing countries, Preparatory workshop of the SIDA Center for ICT for developing countries, Stockholm, Sweden,13th January 2004.
  • A Laos "localized" GNU/Linux, Vientiane, Laos, 14th August 2003.

Standardization and Implementations (related to localization)

  • Swahili Common Locale Data Repository (CLDR), Unicode, September 2004-May 2005.
  • Jambo OpenOffice.org 1.1.3, the first public release of a Swahili Office Suite (Windows build), 28th February 2005.
  • Swahili TuxPaint - TuKsi Koti la Rangi (Swahili localization with M. Benjamin), 24th December 2004.
  • Swahili Spellchecker (with J. Githeko, M. Benjamin, K. Scannell et al.), 9th December 2004.
  • OpenOffice 1.1.3 Swahili build server for the Open Swahili Localization Project, Dar es Salaam,