2011 Award: Philip Newcomb
A principal leader in
architecture-driven reengineering and modernization, Philip Newcomb has been
instrumental in both research and development
and commercialization of automated renovation methods and tools.
His dedicated work has advanced the application of
AI- and rule-based technologies for reverse engineering, architecture reassessment, testing, and redevelopment, providing innovative products and services for reliable reengineering of mission-critical and high assurance systems.
"Architecture-Driven Modernization of the
European Air Traffic Management System"
The Software Revolution, Inc. (TSRI)
21st Stevens Lecture
Tuesday, 18 October 2011, 11:00 AM Plenary
Working Conference on Reverse Engineering (WCRE)
Lero - The Irish Software Engineering Research Centre
at University of Limerick
The international Stevens Award was created to recognize outstanding contributions to the literature or practice of methods for software and systems development.
The Stevens Lecture on Software Development Methods presentations focus on lessons learned and challenges, with an emphasis on advancing or analyzing the state of software methods and their direction for the future.
This prestigious award lecture is named in memory of Wayne Stevens (1944-1993), a highly-respected consultant, author, pioneer, and advocate of the practical application of software methods and tools.
His 1974 IBM Systems Journal article "Structured Design" was the first published on the topic and has been widely reprinted. Stevens was the author of the books: Software Design: Concepts and Methods (Prentice-Hall Intl, 1991) and Using Structured Design (Wiley, 1981). His last article "Data Flow Analysis and Design" appears in the Encyclopedia of Software Engineering (Wiley, 1994). Stevens was the chief architect of application development methodology for IBM's consulting group.
The Stevens Award and lecture is managed by the Reengineering Forum (REF) industry association. The award was founded by IWCASE, an international workshop association of users and developers of Computer Aided Software Engineering (CASE) technology, recently merged into REF. Stevens was a member of the IWCASE executive board.
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