PITTSBURGH, Nov. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI) will host a Software Solutions Symposium (SSS) in Arlington, Va., On March 20-23, 2017. Building on the success of an inaugural event held in 2015, the symposium will provide information on emerging technologies and technical strategies for software-reliant systems.
All organizations depend on software. In industry and government—and especially in the Department of Defense—software bears the responsibility every time a system gains a new capability. More and more, organizations have to balance the rapid evolution of systems and the development of increasingly complex capabilities with the need to modernize and sustain aging software systems. Agility is a must, yet it can't come at the expense of security and resilience.
At the symposium senior researchers and practitioners who have spent years making the most complex systems and software work in industry and government programs will join together to offer half-day tutorials, talks, and panel discussions. The symposium also provides a forum for networking and participation outside of formal sessions. Attendees can share the challenges that keep them up at night, hear from others who've been there, and influence the SEI research agenda.
Keynote addresses will be provided daily by experts in government, including
- J. Michael Gilmore, Director, Operational Test & Evaluation, U.S. Department of Defense
- James F. Guerts, Acquisition Executive, U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM)
- Harry Lee, Deputy Chief Information Officer, U.S. Bureau of the Census
- The Honorable Heidi Shyu
The first and fourth days of the symposium, Monday, March 20, and Thursday, March 23, will be devoted to hands-on, half-day tutorials on topics including
- technical debt
- software security and secure coding
- requirements engineering
- cost estimation
- development, testing, and measurement best practices
- virtual integration
- implementing Agile in government
Other highlights of the technical program on March 21-22 include
- using modeling to make costs, bug removal, and the impact of software on systems acquisition more predictable
- understanding security risks, including those in embedded software, cyber-physical systems, and software supply chains
- gathering requirements when your stakeholders are spread across programs, industries, or even the globe
- developing a workforce for an anticipated 1.2 million unfulfilled cybersecurity jobs
- learning how mobile devices can be made secure and reliable on the battlefield
- implementing Agile in a variety of contexts, including technical reviews, evolutionary architectures, and data governance
- evaluating cloud service providers
- implementing security practices in DevOps
- learning from real-life software implementations, including the Census Bureau's move to enterprise data management and the FBI's adoption of Agile
The full symposium schedule is available for review at http://www.sei.cmu.edu/sss/2017/program.cfm
Registration to the Software Solutions Symposium is now open at www.sei.cmu.edu/sss/2017/registration.cfm. Discounted tickets to the symposium will be available to U.S. government and military personnel, employees of small businesses, and industry attendees whose organizations send three or more people to the symposium.
About the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute
The Software Engineering Institute (SEI) is a federally funded research and development center sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense and operated by Carnegie Mellon University. The SEI works with organizations to make measurable improvements in their software engineering and cybersecurity capabilities by providing technical leadership to advance the practice of software engineering and security. For more information, visit the SEI website at http://www.sei.cmu.edu.
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