IAA & CS Seminar Series presents Thomas Longstaff
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Thomas Longstaff, chief technology officer of the Software Engineering Institute, will give a talk entitled "The U.S. National Agenda for Software Engineering Research and Development: Architecting the Systems of the Future" for the Johns Hopkins Johns Hopkins Institute for Assured Autonomy and Department of Computer Science.
Please attend the event by using the Zoom link.
In April 2021, the Software Engineering Institute concluded a study consisting of a panel of leaders in the software community to develop a research roadmap for software engineering. The report, expected out in the summer 2021, identifies future challenges in engineering software-reliant systems and identifies necessary advances in foundational software engineering principles across system types such as intelligent, autonomous, safety-critical, and data intensive systems. The goal of the report is to raise the visibility of software so the research portfolio can receive sustained recognition commensurate with its importance for national security and competitiveness and to provide a framework for strategic partnership and collaboration that drive innovation among industry, academia, and government.
The study found the current notion of software development will be replaced by one where the software pipeline consists of humans and AI as trustworthy collaborators that rapidly evolve systems based on user intent. This will be accomplished with advanced development and advanced architectural paradigms. Areas of focus for the research roadmap are AI-augmented software development, assuring continuously evolving systems, software construction through composition, engineering societal-scale software systems, engineering AI-enabled software systems, and engineering quantum computing software systems.
This overview will review the findings of the study and stimulate a discussion on how early results of the research might change the nature of software development and acquisition for government and industry.
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