ICSSEA '2000

13th International Conference
December 5-8, 2000 / CNAM - Paris, France

An Ineluctable Evolution

During the last three decades, a period roughly matching software engineering‘s history, issues have wavered between three poles, namely tools, methods, and processes. Thus, we have witnessed the programming language era, the method fad, the tool age, with its accompanying quest for integration, and lastly the process trend. Today’s drastic development of technology, notably with the convergence of computer and telecommunications anticipated as far back as the early 70s, and the industrial maturation of concepts relating to software and software intensive systems challenge tools, methods, and processes based on schemes no longer matching those capabilities offered by the current convergence of information technology and communication. Approaches which until now remained in a conceptual state can be considered, others must be devised in order to take into account current computing infrastructures, new ways of implementing applications, and novel project management practices required by the net economy.

Organized by the Center for Mastering Systems & Software (CMSL) of CNAM, the 13th edition of the ICSSEA Conference aims to provide a critical survey of current status of tools, methods, and processes for elaborating software and systems. A particular emphasis will be laid, on the one hand, on approaches based on reusable components or COTS, on the other hand on software and systems engineering of net-based applications or, conversely, on the impact of Internet on software & systems engineering.

The conference will consist of plenary sessions, a series of parallel sessions, tutorials, and workshops. English will be the working language. The lectures will emphasize experience reports and industrial applications. Main topics to be discussed comprise:

  • Systems Engineering
  • Software Processes
  • Project Management
  • Cost Estimation
  • Configuration Management
  • Distributed Development
  • Requirements Engineering
  • Specifications
  • Formal Methods
  • Object Orientation
  • Modeling
  • Knowledge Engineering
  • COTS, Components, and Reuse
  • Software Architecture
  • Distributed Systems
  • Validation & Verification
  • Testing
  • Quality Assurance & Control
  • Metrics
  • Agents
  • Multimedia
  • Web-based Application Development
  • Web-based Tools & Methods
  • Workflow
  • XML