Software Engineering Experts Speak Out on Industry Issues and Techniques

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 19 August, 2010 – Presentations from speakers at the recent Software Experts Summit are now available for free on the IEEE Computer Society website.

The conference, held in Munich, Germany, on June 9, was co-sponsored by Siemens AG and the Computer Society’s IEEE Software magazine. “The Software Experts Summit provided a unique opportunity to meet and discuss a wide variety of software engineering topics directly with a broad set of experts,” said Frances Paulisch, head of Siemens’ System and Software Initiative.

The Computer Society is offering speaker video introductions and presentations through Computing Now, a one-stop source for free tech articles from the IEEE Computer Society's peer-reviewed magazines, journals, and conference proceedings.

The Software Experts Summit featured cutting-edge topics presented by internationally renowned software experts. The conference was aimed at practitioners and managers interested in learning everything from the benefits of using modern software engineering techniques to how to realize the necessary technical and cultural changes in their own organizations.

IEEE Software magazine plans to make the summit an annual event, with the next one slated to be collocated with the SATURN Conference in San Francisco, May 2011.

This year’s presenters included:
• Hakan Erdogmus, president and owner of Kalemun Research Inc., and an adjunct faculty member at the University of Calgary's Department of Computer Science;
What Do We Know About Test-Driven Development?
• Ayse Bener, whose research focuses on software process, software quality and estimation, and software development decision support; From Predictive Models to Confidence Factor in Software Projects Considering Aspects of Product, Process and People
• Jan Bosch, vice president of engineering process at Intuit and professor of software engineering at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands; Towards Compositional Software Engineering
• Christof Ebert, partner at Vector; Success with Change — Experiences and Guidance
• John Favaro, an authority on software reuse; New IT Business Models and Value Creation
• Kevlin Henney, an independent consultant and trainer; The Perceived Pros and Cons of Unit Testing
• Frank Maurer, full professor and associate head of research and planning at the University of Calgary's Computer Science Department; Agile Methods and Interaction Design — Friend or Foe?
• Maurizio Morisio, associate professor in the Department of Automation and Computer Science, Politecnico di Torino; Effectiveness of Static Analysis Tools
• Frances Paulisch, a software best-practice evangelist in Siemens corporate technology division;
A Holistic Approach to Product Development
• Linda Rising, an authority on patterns, retrospectives, influence strategies, agile development, and the change process; Fearless Change: Patterns for Introducing New Ideas and Hardwired for Deception Means Trouble with Estimates!
• Helen Sharp, professor of software engineering at The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK;
What Motivates Software Engineers?
• Forrest Shull, senior scientist at the Fraunhofer Center for Experimental Software Engineering in Maryland (FC-MD); What Do We Know About Test-Driven Development?
• Michiel van Genuchten, manager of Digital Dentistry at Institut Straumann AG in Basel, Switzerland and a professor of software management at Eindhoven University of Technology; Impact
• Laurence Tratt, senior lecturer at Bournemouth University; An Overview of Domain Specific Languages
• Markus Voelter, an independent consultant and coach for software technology and engineering;
Embedded Development with Language Workbenches.
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