USC CSSE 25th Annual Research Review 2018

USC Center for Systems and Software Engineering presents

2018 Annual Research Review

March 13 – 15, 2018 @ USC

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Future Software and Systems Engineering Challenges

As our current software-intensive systems become more and more interconnected, semi-autonomous, and rapidly evolving, the software and systems engineering communities are struggling to adapt to these immediate demands for faster, better, and cheaper systems, yet more complex than ever before systems and systems of systems (SoS). As a result, software and systems engineering disciplines need to evolve more rapidly to meet these demands for new systems as well as improve the ability to quickly respond to demands for new or enhanced capabilities in SoS environments that often include fragile legacy systems. Our engineering processes for the development of software-intensive systems and SoS capabilities have become incremental and evolutionary as well as lean and agile, but at the same time must make systems more safe and secure. In addition, system and software engineering models and tools must be continually reassessed as to their effectiveness and efficiency as well as evolve quickly to support evolving engineering practices and methodologies.

The 2018 Center for Systems and Software Engineering (CSSE) Annual Research Review (ARR) will summarize and discuss its current research that can be applied to better address these challenges. These include methods and tools for cyber-physical systems performance and security, massive data analytics to better assess and control software technical debt, and learning-based systems for coping with rapidly-changing environments and threats. In addition, progress reports and workshops on COCOMO III and COSYSMO 3.0 will be key highlights of this year’s ARR.

Hope to see you soon!

Barry Boehm, CSSE Director