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SEI to Co-Sponsor 26th Annual IEEE Software Technology Conference


March 19, 2014—The Software Engineering Institute (SEI) will co-sponsor the 2014 edition of the IEEE Software Technology Conference (STC 2014). The conference takes place March 29 –April 3 in Long Beach, California. For the second straight year, the SEI will be technical co-sponsor of the event.

Paul D. Nielsen, director and chief executive officer of the SEI, will provide the keynote address "Struggles at the Frontiers of Software Engineering." Nielsen noted that software is a strategic asset that lies at heart of many systems and enables connections among them. "As software size and complexity have grown," said Nielsen, "we've enjoyed tremendous benefits from advanced software-enabled capabilities. Yet, there is a trade-off between the greater capabilities we like and the greater security we need." Nielsen's keynote remarks will discuss how, at the frontiers of software engineering, the SEI is working to develop technologies that deliver capability and assure security.

Joining Nielsen, a number of SEI researchers will deliver presentations and participate in STC 2014 panels. SEI presentations and panels include the following: 

  • Kenneth Nidiffer: Enabling Success via Applying Modern Software Engineering Processes, Methods and Technologies in the Rapid Acquisition of Operational Capabilities
  • Reed Little: Disciplined Reuse Could Come to the Rescue for Army Common Operating Environment
  • Jon Gross: U.S. Treasury Offset Program: Using Cloud and Agile/Lean Thinking to Develop Replacement System
  • Carol Woody: Early Lifecycle Security Risk Analysis
  • William Wood: Migrating a Large-Scale Legacy IT System to a System with Current Technology
  • Patricia Oberndorf and Bruce Meyer: When Go-Live Falls Short: Lessons in How Software Engineering and Acquisition Best Practice Could Have Saved the Day

The theme of STC 2014 is "Meeting Real World Challenges through Software Technology." The tutorials, workshops, presentations, and panels organized for this year's event will plumb numerous challenges familiar to many attendees who must ensure the security and robustness of new and legacy systems, often in an environment of ever-tighter resource constraints. 

The Software Technology Conference (STC) was founded in 1989 by the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition (Communications, Computers and Support Systems), Lloyd Mosemann, to provide information and training on software engineering issues and technologies. This year, re-emerging as the IEEE Software Technology Conference, the conference seeks to return attendees to their workplace more knowledgeable of emerging technologies and methodologies and more capable of solving tomorrow's challenges. The conference also provides a forum for software and software intensive systems enterprise leaders from government, industry, and technology research organizations to share their vision and perspective directly with practitioners, managers, engineers, and innovators.

For more information on STC 2014, please visit the IEEE website.