PRESS RELEASE - PERSBERICHT
future of Software Architecture
Wednesday, November 30, 2005
Where: Syntens, De Ruyterkade 5, 1013 AA Amsterdam [Building
of Chamber of Commerce]
Our speakers and topics of the event are:
Maarten Boasson, Professor, Chair,
Industrial Complex Computer Systems, University of Amsterdam:
Do we want to keep software architecture alive?
Like so many other interesting and useful concepts in the short history
of software engineering, architecture is in danger of losing its meaning
and becoming nearly synonymous with software engineering itself. This
process is already happening and it may be too late to try to rescue the
term. Regardless of what the term "architecture" will come to mean, the
activity of designing the structure of a software system will always be
crucial for successful development of such systems.
Engineering being the wrong analogy for the development of software, we
will have to find new ways of thinking about software development. It
is conceivable that either a different analogy, or a totally new concept
can be formulated that does not suffer from the fallacies of the engineering
analogy and can be sustained over a long future.
Maarten Visser, Performance,
Productivity and Integration Evangelist, BPMi Business Systems:
The future of web communities
This presentation will discuss new
possibilities concerning the use of
‘web 2.0 technologies’ for building the virtual communities of the future.
The focus will be on a project called ‘GridThinking’, which I started
to explore the possibilities of ‘collective brainstorming’.
Bert Oosterhof, Corporate Senior Architect
and Director of Technology EMEA, Informatica Europe:
Software architecture adjustments for a changing
Companies are more and more focusing on their core competencies. This
results in outsourcing (part of) the activities or processes that are
less strategic. Outsourcing IT is been going on for some years now, but
outsourcing sales processes, or all HR-processes is a new and fast growing
activity. These changes require adjustments in the software infrastructure
to be able to integrate internal and external system, that support these
and our moderator Karel
van der Poel, CEO & co-founder, Mirror42.
The language is English.
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