Theme CWI Lectures 2012 ‘Understanding Software’

The theme of the annual CWI Lectures that takes place 14 June 2012 is 'Understanding Software. The size of software systems ranges from dozens to hundreds of millions lines of code. Programming and maintenance have therefore become increasingly expensive and complex.

Publication date: 13-06-2012

The theme of the annual CWI Lectures that takes place 14 June 2012 is 'Understanding Software. The size of software systems ranges from dozens to hundreds of millions lines of code. Programming and maintenance have therefore become increasingly expensive and complex. Internationally and local renowned researchers give their vision on software evolution, software ecosystems and the business aspects of software. Topics to be discussed are meta-programming, variability, testing, benchmarking, business intelligence and software visualization.

 

In the lecture "Understanding Variability in Software Ecosystems" by Krzysztof Czarnecki (University of Waterloo, Canada), the main question is how a family of related software products can be developed based on a fixed set of software components. Joost Visser from the Software Improvement Group, will speak in his lecture ‘Benchmarking of Software Quality Systems' on the comparison of the quality of software systems.

 

Other speakers in the program are Mark van den Brand (TU Eindhoven), Arie van Deursen (TU Delft), Stéphane Ducasse (INRIA Lille, France), Michael W. Godfrey (University of Waterloo, Canada),  Ralf Lämmel (University of Koblenz Landau, Germany), Oege de Moor (Semmle ltd, Oxford, England) and Jurgen Vinju (CWI). They will highlight various aspects of software evolution such as analysis, transformation and visualization of existing software and the analysis of software repositories.

 

The CWI Lectures are organized by the research group Software Analysis and Transformation in honor of the fellowship of Paul Klint, as well as his 40th anniversary at CWI. More information: www.cwi.nl/cwi-lectures-understanding-software