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ICT 2015

Networking Sessions Programme

Software Engineering and Technologies for Services and Applications

Room 1.04, 21/10/2015 (16:00-16:45)


In the last years the advancements in software engineering have lead to an increasing automation of aspects such as testing, deployment, management of new releases, and, at the same time, have allowed researchers and practitioners to identify new approaches for creating and operating software and services (think of DevOps as an example). However, we cannot stop researching.

The increased maturity of software engineering goes along with an increasing variety of societal and business needs, which, in turn, determines an increasing complexity and peculiarity of services and applications. This has lead to the development of fields like IoT, Big Data, Cyber-physical systems and to the introduction of new complex technologies (e.g., Spark, Storm) and even new “software-defined” paradigms for infrastructural resources. All these help addressing several problems but require specific expertise and skills.

In this context, the mission of software engineering is to offer the right tools and methods to guide users in all activities connected to the lifecycle of applications and services, through the usage of technologies and new paradigms, still ensuring productivity of processes and quality of software (performance, availability, evolvability, reliability, …).

This session aims at facilitating the discussion among the experts in the area to exchange experiences and competences and to identify research directions and challenges as well as common plans to address them.


This session is framed within the context of the “Software Engineering for Services and Applications” cluster promoted by the E2 European Commission Unit

Detailed program:

• Talk: Current challenges in software engineering for services and applications

• Panel: The vision for future software engineering. Moderator to be defined. Panelists: Andreas Metzger (Paluno, University of Duisburg-Essen), Lutz Schubert (University of Ulm), Cedric Thomas (OW2)

The session is open to all attendees interested in software engineering. The goal of the panel is to have an open and lively discussion with the aim of start defining the vision for the future.

Expected outcome

The session will allow the participants to establish and consolidate reciprocal links and knowledge, to work at the preparation of a white paper summarizing the new challenges, research and market opportunities for the field of software engineering for complex applications and services, and to finalize the roadmap for the work of the cluster proposing the session.

Organised by: Elisabetta DI NITTO (Politecnico di Milano, DEIB, Italy)

Cluster: Cloud Computing, Systems and eInfrastructure



George SUCIU, 17/10/2015 21:45

@SWITCHproject joining the session


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