Strategic Directions in Software at Scale (SaS)
Final workshop technical rept. Aug-Nov 2010
OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF DEFENSE RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING WASHINGTON DC OFFICE OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND CYBER SECURITY
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In August 2010, the Office of Information Systems and Cyber Security ISCS within the Office of the Director, Defense Research and Engineering DDRE sponsored the Strategic Directions in Software at Scale SaS Workshop, hosted by the University of California, Berkeley. The goals of the workshop were to identify new ideas and promising research directions in software engineering and computer science achievable in the short-, mid-, and long-term identify opportunities for collaboration and engage in rich intellectual exchange of technical ideas create a foundation for developing a DoD roadmap for SaS and begin to build a case for increasing DoD investment in software engineering and computer science research to strengthen the DoDs software technology base. Fifteen invited speakers gave presentations in the areas of software synthesis, robust and continuous behavior, temporal semantics, scalable composition, and software engineering process and methodology. Each speaker advocated a particular technical approach that could be the basis for a Strategic Direction in software research. To capture the quality and promise of the technical approaches, attendees were asked to rate each presentation with respect to six evaluation criteria, and a weighted rank analysis revealed the three best technical approaches overall as well as the top three performers for each individual evaluation criterion. ISCS found the workshop extremely useful and felt that it benefitted software researchers and the Department of Defense by assisting with community coordination and increased awareness.
- Information Science
- Computer Systems Management and Standards