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22 March 2004
Contact: Elliot Chikofsky, EM&I, USA
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Tarja Systä, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
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Tampere, Finland -- Professor François Bodart of Institut d'Informatique at Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix (Namur, Belgium) has been named the recipient of the 10th international Stevens Award and will give the 2004 Stevens Lecture on Software Development Methods.
His lecture will be given on Wednesday afternoon, 24 March 2004 at Tampere Hall in Tampere, Finland, hosted by the European Conference on Software Maintenance and Reengineering (CSMR) and the Tampere University of Technology (TUT).
The Stevens Award was created to recognize outstanding contributions to the literature or practice of methods for software and systems development. The lecture 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.
"Over the course of his career, Professor François Bodart has been instrumental in exploring practical applications of development technologies," observes Elliot Chikofsky, chair of the Stevens Award selection committee.
"Starting early in the fledgling computer-aided software engineering (CASE) field of the mid-1970s, he promoted the exploration of system dynamics modeling in development models. Out of this work, tools like DSL and IDA were milestones in the advancement of model-driven development. Then, his work on development approaches for both decision support systems and for highly-interactive business-oriented systems applied similar concepts and lessons learned for the benefit of other important segments of application computing. The impact of ideas he fostered to various kinds of application development has been a key contribution to the field.
"And, too, one of Professor Bodart's great contributions has been in the research environment that he and his colleagues at Institut d'Informatiquebuilt and nurtured. Out of Namur has come important developments, such as the DB-MAIN approach and technology that significantly advanced the area of Data Reverse Engineering. The work of the Namur team and Professor Bodart exemplifies the kind of quality achievement in advancing and applying software methods research that Wayne Stevens sought for the software industry."
Prior recipients of the Stevens Award are:
The 2004 Stevens Award and lecture is presented 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.
Reference web sites:
IWCASE Executive Board 2003
Dennis Smith, Software Engineering Institute, USA
Elliot Chikofsky, EM&I, USA
François Coallier, École de Technologie Supérieure, Canada
Karl Reed, La Trobe University, Australia
David Budgen, Keele University, UK
Gene Hoffnagle, IBM Corporation, USA
Paul Layzell, UMIST, University of Manchester, UK
Danny Poo, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Scott Tilley, University of California Riverside, USA
Jos Trienekens, Technical Univ Eindhoven, Netherlands
June Verner, Drexel University, USA
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