Presentation


        The ubiquitous spread of the Internet and the World Wide Web has had a twofold impact on software and systems engineering: it has impacted the way enterprises interact with their customers and partners, and it has changed the way they develop software applications. Among the more common approaches that are being used are service-oriented architectures, web services, SAAS, cloud computing, P2P, grids, JBI and SCA. These approaches leverage the distributed nature of the systems to make them more flexible, adaptable, and better suited to users’ needs.  In contrast to the tightly-coupled designs of older technologies, modern software and systems deliver capability through a kaleidoscope of loosely-coupled elements riding on infrastructure. Oftentimes project management is also a distributed process.  Not only are teams geographically spread, but also a team must cooperate with members outside their own organization in order to successfully complete a project. Software and systems producers can no longer act in total isolation – they must themselves become dependent on component or service providers, on VAR’s, and even on proactive customers.

       Sponsored by AFIS (the French Association for Systems Engineering, the French Affiliate to INCOSE) and co-organized by TELECOM ParisTech, CS Communication & Systems, and the “Génie Logiciel” quarterly, the 23rd edition of the ICSSEA Conference (International Conference on Software & Systems Engineering and their Applications) will be held in Paris on November 29 to December 1st, 2011. By gathering actors from across the enterprise and research worlds, it aims at providing a critical survey of the status of tools, methods, and processes for elaborating software & systems.  Lectures and discussions will be conducted with the issues of integration and interoperability in software and systems as the leitmotiv.