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UTSpeaks: Software Engineering – Bondage or Discipline?

  • 30 August, 2004 12:31

<p>The University of Technology Sydney Is presenting a thought-provoking free public lecture that proposes a tough new look at the need for formal standards and greater accountability in software engineering and it's broad application.</p>
<p>Presented by Professor John Leaney, the lecture will explore the pitfalls of runaway software technology development that is not sufficiently guided by quality and safety standards.</p>
<p>Software impacts every aspect of our modern lives, yet whom do we call to account when its failure causes serious economic or human loss. Leaney's presentation offers a rare opportunity to consider the dangers of failing to address this forgotten dimension of risk management.</p>
<p>When Monday 6 September
Time 6.00pm drinks for 6.30pm start
Where Level 4, Building 2
(Adjacent the UTS Tower)
Room CB02.04.29 UTS Broadway
Parking Peter Johnson Building
707-730 Harris St Ultimo</p>
<p>RSVP: Robert Button on 02 9514 1734 or</p>
For most of his computing career John Leaney has inquired into how to build discipline in software development, engaging with professional societies, other researchers, companies and students on the matter. He has also conducted research in the management, design, measurement and evolution of architecture-focused, complex computer-based systems. He is the leader of the Architecture Based Engineering Group of the UTS Institute of Information and Communication Technologies and Research Director of UTS spinoff company Avolution Pty Ltd.</p>
<p>UTSpeaks: is a free public lecture series presented by UTS experts discussing a range of important issues confronting contemporary Australia.</p>

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