Los Angeles SPIN
Ground System Architectures
USC Center for Software Engineering Los Angeles Software Process
Improvement Network (LA SPIN),
Southern California SPIN, and LA Metro SIGSOFT Present:
"Software Engineering: Are We Getting Better At It?"
- Jean-François Kaufeler, European Space Agency (ESA)
- Wednesday, March 2, 2005 at 5:30 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Networking: 5:30 to 6:00
Presentation: 6:00 to 8:00 with short networking break
- Manhattan Beach Marriott - Shore Room, Upstairs - Look for
LA SPIN Sign
1400 Parkview Ave., Manhattan Beach, California 90266
Pay parking at hotel or free parking on nearby street.
is at or see the Thomas Guide Page 732 H4
The European Space Agency (ESA) has been practicing software methodology
and standards for 2 decades very successfully in the domain of ground
segment software systems engineering. This process has been in constant
evolution and will further evolve significantly. Therefore, it is
important to capitalize on the lessons learned to find solutions
to the past problems and avoid them in the future. The talk will
address the management aspects of using software engineering methodologies
rather than the methodology theories themselves.
Jean-François Kaufeler graduated as an engineer
from L'Ecole Supérieure d'Electricité (Paris) in 1969.
His specialization is Information Technology, and he started his
career at Honeywell Bull in the field of operational research. He
joined the European Space Agency (ESA) at the European Space Operations
Centre (ESOC) in 1974 and has designed ESA's Mission Control Systems
using different generations of software technology. In 1992 he was
nominated Head of the Mission Control Systems Division. Since 2001
has been Head of the Ground Segment Engineering Department, and
was Head of the ESOC Establishment in the period 2001-2003.
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