Using Assets to Tame Complexity Grant Larsen is a
renowned 'thought leader' on the subject of Asset Management and drives
IBM's asset-based development strategies through process, standards,
tooling and re-usable assets, such as patterns, to leverage software
Come and explore new and exciting possibilities with state-of-the-art
software engineering techniques and tools. Learn how you can
successfully manage complexity within your organisation.
Why is Acquiring Software Intensive Systems So Difficult? Managing the acquisition
of large Software Intensive Systems (SiS) is a complex and risky
business that, despite a number of process reform initiatives,
contemporary development standards and new technology investment,
continues to challenge organisations worldwide charged with this
responsibility. This combined with an ever-increasing
reliance on software to implement system functionality, means
procurement agencies such as the Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO)
must identify and deal with the software related risks
factors. In this presentation the authors identify and
briefly discuss a number of the fundamental risks factors and describe
how the DMO, with the cooperation of its suppliers, is attempting to
mitigate these risks.
Software Factories Dr Anna Liu will be on hand to discuss how
your organization/ research group can improve its development approach inline
with expectations using Software Factories - the next generation approach in
software development. Discover a programming future that uses Domain Specific
Languages, patterns frameworks and guidance to build applications for specific
industries or markets. Learn how Visual Studio Team System 2005 will assist
with your advanced software engineering and research projects and what this
will mean for the future of software development.
Thursday April 20; 15:30
Alistair Smith Associate, Davies Collison Cave The Commercialisation of Software: Patenting vs Open Source There
are a number of different protection mechanisms available for software,
and that these can be used to provide commercial leverage for companies
interested in commercialisation. However, there are also a number of
potential pitfalls, and it is therefore important to have knowledge
regarding the protection available.
This presentation will examine the degree to which software can be
considered Patentable, the contrasting models of Patenting and Open
Source, and the manner in which each of these techniques may be used as
part of a commercial strategy.
Friday April 21; 12:00
Damien Bootsma Senior Solutions Expert, Borland Australia Pty Ltd. QVT -Theory and Practice QVT is a
recent OMG standard that specifies a stardard language (Query View
Transform) for defining transformations from one model type to another.
In this presentation Borland will provide an overview of the QVT
standard and demonstrate a number of practical examples.