Silicon Valley Campus Director Keynote Speaker at WIRE Conference-Silicon Valley Campus - Carnegie Mellon University

Silicon Valley Campus Director Keynote Speaker at WIRE Conference-Silicon Valley Campus - Carnegie Mellon University

Silicon Valley Campus Director Keynote Speaker at WIRE Conference

Dr. Martin Griss, Director of Carnegie Mellon University’s Silicon Valley campus and Associate Dean in the College of Engineering, gave a keynote presentation at the 5th Workshop on Introducing Reuse into Enterprises (WIRE) in São Paulo, Brazil on June 28, 2010.

WIRE 2010 focused on practical aspects related to software reuse in industrial projects, covering reuse techniques aimed at increasing productivity. Conference attendance has grown over the last five years, as attendees recognize the potential to change the practice of software engineering in business.

“Since the late 1980s, reuse practice and theory has evolved from a focus on asset libraries, to issues of component-based software engineering (CBSE), domain engineering, product line development, reuse architectures, and domain specific kits,” notes Dr. Griss. “Technologies such as patterns and aspects, and agile, open source and crowd sourcing processes promise even more flexible and effective reuse. Different business imperatives, organizational capabilities and software development approaches motivate a careful understanding of the flavor of reuse program that will best fit each situation, choosing how to enable, manage and design an effective reuse program.”

In his talk “Software Reuse for the Enterprise: Choosing the Right Flavor of Reuse,” Dr. Griss discussed several approaches to reuse with frameworks that help choose and customize a program. He gave the recent example of TopCoder, which combines a novel crowd sourcing and iterative model-driven approach to developing applications with high-levels of reuse even though they do not use any model-based generative technologies or specific product-line approaches.

In addition to writing a book on software reuse, Dr. Griss has been involved with setting up, running and consulting to a variety of corporate reuse programs. With nearly 40 years of academic and industrial research experience, he currently leads research into the context-aware mobile companion for the mobile professional, SmartSpaces sensor-enabled environment for home-based elder-care projects, and component-based and agent-based software engineering.