Software Experts Summit, June 26, 2012, London UK

The Software Experts Summit organized by the “IEEE Software” magazine on June 26, 2012 at the British Computer Society in London and

The Software Experts Summit is on “Mastering Uncertainty in the Software Industry: Risks, Rewards, and Reality” and includes speakers such as:

  • Michael Feathers (Groupon) on Technical Debt, Process and Culture – the Hidden Linkages
  • Mike Andrews (Microsoft, Principal Security Strategist for Bing) on systems, tools, and processes that allow Bing to scale
  • Christof Ebert (Vector Consulting Services) on Practical Decision-Making in Software Engineering and Its Business Relevance
  • Hakan Erdogmus (Kaleun Research) and John Favaro (Intecs SpA) on the Economic Perspective of Agile Software Development
  • Diomidis Spinellis (Athens University of Economics and Business, prior Secretary General for Information Systems at the Greek Ministry of Finance on Theory meets reality: Managing IT Systems at the Greek Ministry of Finance
  • Les Hatton (Oakwood Computing Association) on Software Defects, as well as
  • a Panel on the Impact of Software moderated by Michiel van Genuchten and Les Hatton with panelists from Microsoft, Shell International, and TomTom

The event is inexpensively priced (early registration 100 GBP, normal registration 120 GBP) – register before June 8, 2012 to get the early registration price.

If you are interested in trying out the digital edition of “IEEE Software” please visit the IEEE Software site at Qmags. You can download a free digital copy of the Jan/Feb 2011 issue .

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Workshop on Green and Sustainable Software at ICSE 2012

The focus of the GREENS workshop is the engineering of green and sustainable software. This workshop will bring together academics and practitioners to discuss industry-relevant research, as well as share knowledge, ideas, and current results from both academia and industry. To this end GREENS will both discuss the state of the practice, especially at the industrial level, and define a roadmap, both for academic research and for technology transfer to industry.

The workshop URL is :

The deadline for submitting workshop papers is Feb. 17, 2012.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

ICSE 2013 in San Francisco !

For your long-term planning, please note that the ICSE 2013 will be held May 18-26 in San Francisco. Start preparing your papers for submission, plan for workshop and/or tutorial proposals and for participation. 

Technical research papers due August 17, 2012.
Most other papapers/proposals (e.g. Software Engineering in Practice, Software Engineering Education, Tutorial proposals, Workshop proposals,…) due Nov. 2, 2012.

The conference URL is here:

ICSE 2013

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Guild Way towards Great Projects, Oct. 10-12, 2011, Bonn, Germany

The Atlantic Systems Guild (Tom DeMarco, Peter Hruschka, Steve McMenamin, James Robertson, Suzanne Robertson, Tim Lister) will hold a 3-day seminar in Bonn, Germany.

This is a unique opportunity to experience and learn from the combined expertise of this group of persons that is not only very talented and experienced, but are also able to convey the essence of how to run software-related projects well.

Please see the event web site  for more information and registration. I can personally highly recommend it.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Software Experts Summit and SATURN, May 2011, San Francisco

Two fascinating software engineering events are happening in close collaboration in the week of May 16-20 in San Francisco. Please consider attending them. Both offer also great networing opportunities.

The Software Experts Summit is on “Managing the Pace of Innovation” and includes speakers such as: Grady Booch (via Second Life) on “Everything you know is wrong!”, Gary McGraw on the hot topic of “Software Security”, Forrest Shull, Pekka Abrahammson on “Want to Shape Future Markets? Don’t Ask the Customer!”, Jan Bosch on “How Speed Drives Innovation”, Linda Rising on “Surprising New Techniques to Improve your Decision-Making”, Grigori Melnik on “Making Distributed Agile Work”, and Rebecca Wirfs-Brock on “Managing Project Risk and Incremental Design Innovation”.

The SATURN motto this year is “Architecting the Future” and features keynotes by Jan Bosch (Intuit), Dave Thomas (Bedarra Research Labs), David Chaiken (Yahoo!) and plenary speaker Joe Yoder (The Refractory Inc.) and IEEE Software Speakers John Favaro and Rebecca Wirfs-Brock. The conference sessions (May 18-19) include the topics “agile and architecture”, “SOA and Cloud Computing”, “Architecture is not just for architects”, “Architecture-centric engineering”, “Model-driven architecture”, “Soft skills for Architects”, “Research in Architecture Practices”, and “Architectural Knowledge Management”. On Monday/Tuesday two 2-day courses on “Software Architecture: Principles and Practices” and “Advanced Topics in Service-Oriented Architecture” are offered. Furthermore on Tuesday and Friday a broad set of half-day tutorials on “Ultimate Agility: Let your Users Do the Work”, “Architectural Knowledge Management”, “Strategic Management of Technical Debt”, “Architecture-centric Acquisition”, “Service-oriented Architectures for the REST of us”, “Pragmatic Architecture Testing”, “Architecting the Cloud” and “Requirements-Driven Architecture” are offered.

Both events are inexpensively priced and have the same early registration deadline of April 15, 2011.

If you are interested in trying out the digital edition of “IEEE Software” please visit the IEEE Software site at Qmags.  Of particular interest to SATURN attendees could be the Jan/Feb 2011 issue  which contains four articles from some of best from last year’s SATURN presentations.

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

COMPSAC, July 18-21, 2011, Munich, Germany

The COMPSAC is a major international conference on computer software and applications. The motto of the COMPSAC 2011 is “The Computed World: Software Beyond the Digital Society”.  Watch here for the call for participation. Preliminary program online at COMPSAC home page now.  

Early registration deadline: June 28, 2011 !

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

OOP – Software Meets Business, Jan. 23-27, 2012, Munich, Germany

The OOP is a large and well-respected software engineering and management conference held every January in Munich Germany. The upcoming OOP in Jan. 2012 is the 21st OOP! Watch their web page for further developments.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment