November 1, 2005: Seminar: Carlo Ghezzi ''Towards open, dynamic software processes and products: achievements and challenges''

Distinguished Lecturer Seminar Announcement

Title: ?Towards open, dynamic software processes and products: achievements and challenges?

Speaker: Carlo Ghezzi
Professor of Software Engineering, ACM Fellow
Politecnico di Milano

Time: 11:00am
Date: Tuesday, November 1, 2005
Room: 1000SEO

Software has been evolving from pre-defined, monolithic, centralized architectures to increasingly decentralized, distributed, dynamically composed federations of components. Binding mechanisms have been evolving from static to highly dynamic schemes based on discovery, negotiation and optimization. Service-oriented architecture are emerging as a possible solution, both for "in-the-small" embedded environments and "in-the-large" environments like web services supporting networked organizations. This evolution also characterizes software processes, which evolved from pre-specified sequential work-flows to decentralized and multi-organization endeavors.

The talk surveys the evolution of software, both at the "process" and at the "product" level. Achievements, challenges, and research directions are identified and discussed.

Carlo Ghezzi is a Professor of Software Engineering in the Department of Electronics and Information of Politecnico di Milano. He is an ACM Fellow. He received his Dr.Eng. degree in Electrical Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, where he spent most of his professional life. He taught at the Universities of Padova (Italy) and North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA). He spent sabbatical periods in the USA at UCLA and UCSB. He has been a Guest Professor at The Escuela Superior Latino-Americana de Informatica (ESLAI, Argentina), at the University of Klagenfurt, at the Tecnical University of Vienna, Austria and at the University of Lugano, Switzerland. Ghezzi?s research interests are in software engineering and programming languages.

Host: Professor Ugo Buy

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