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Register for August 2 Talk with Mike Hinchey: "Evolving Critical Systems"

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Register for August 2 Talk with Mike Hinchey: "Evolving Critical Systems"
by Mingyu Guo - Wednesday, 13 July 2016, 3:15 PM

Register for the next free ACM Learning Webinar, "Evolving Critical Systems," presented on Tuesday, August 2 at 12 pm ETby Mike Hinchey, Director of Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre. The talk will be followed by a question-and-answer session moderated by Stephen Ibaraki, Chair of the ACM Professional Development Committee and member of the ACM Practitioner Board.

(If you'd like to attend but can't make it to the virtual event, register now to receive a recording of the webinar when it becomes available.)

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Increasingly software can be considered to be critical, due to the business or other functionality which it supports. Upgrades or changes to such software are expensive and risky, primarily because the software has not been designed and built for ease of change. Expertise, tools and methodologies which support the design and implementation of software systems that evolve without risk (of failure or loss of quality) are essential. We address a research agenda for building software in computer-based systems that (a) is highly reliable and (b) retains this reliability as it evolves, either over time or at run-time and illustrate this with a complex example from the domain of space exploration.

Duration: 60 minutes (including audience Q&A)

Mike Hinchey, Director of Lero; Professor of Software Engineering, University of Limerick
Mike Hinchey is Director of Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre, a national research center based in eight institutions and including all of Ireland’s universities. Also Professor of Software Engineering at the University of Limerick in Ireland, at various points Hinchey has held full professor or visiting positions in the UK, Germany, Sweden, Japan, Australia, and USA. Prior to joining Lero, Hinchey was Director of the NASA Software Engineering Laboratory and was awarded the 2009 NASA Kerley Award as Innovator of the Year. The holder of 26 patents, he is the author/editor of more than 20 books and 200 papers on various aspects of Computer Science and Software Engineering. Hinchey holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Limerick, an M.Sc. in Computation from the University of Oxford, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge. He is President-Elect of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) and Vice-Chair and Chair-Elect of IEEE UK & Ireland Section.

Stephen Ibaraki, Chair, ACM Professional Development Committee
With a history of over 100 senior executive leadership roles, significant global contributions, awards and recognitions, Stephen Ibaraki is an IDG IT World (Canada) writer/blogger, multiple award winning serial entrepreneur and executive board chairman. He's founding chairman of the Global Industry Council (GIC), part of the United Nations (UNESCO) founded International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) IP3, board vice-chairman of the IFIP International Professional Practice Partnership (IFIP IP3), vice-chairman of the international steering committee and/or advisory board IFIP CIE/CCIO World CIO Forum (2012 and 2014). In addition, Stephen advises start-ups, global fortune companies, and governments on strategy and technology; and has received numerous awards and accolades from high-tech organizations and companies. He's a founding fellow of the Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS). Stephen is also very active with ACM, as Chair of the Professional Development Committee and a member of the ACM Practitioner Board.

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