Prof. Guilherme Horta Travassos (PESC) presents a seminar at the Université Polytechnique Hauts-de-France (UPHF). See details below.

Is Software Engineering Perennial or Persistent?

Society has been increasingly dependent on software and reliant on its quality. We've learned a lot and evolved concerning building high-quality software systems over these years. However, as much as we have understood how to solve (even partially) the engineering problems of the past, contemporary software systems with their “properties” of omniscience, omnipresence and omnipotence put us in front of challenges and pitfalls in engineering modern software. This talk is intended to motivate a (non-exhaustive, self-limited, and incomplete) discussion of what we have been doing for software engineering over the last 20 (+) years and present some challenges that can influence the life-cycle of software engineering for contemporary software systems.

50 minutes + short debate

Guilherme Horta Travassos is an electrical engineer (UFJF, 1985), master (1990), and doctor (1994) in Systems and Computer Engineering from COPPE/UFRJ. He held a Post-Doctoral internship at the University of Maryland/College Park with the Software Engineering Lab/NASA (USA -98/00), focusing mainly on applied experimentation in Software Engineering and software product lines. He is currently a full professor, coordinator of the Systems and Computer Engineering Program (PESC) at COPPE/UFRJ, and vice-coordinator of the Multidisciplinary Working Group against COVID-19 (GT-Coronavirus) at UFRJ. 1D Researcher at CNPq and Scientist of the State of Rio de Janeiro/FAPERJ.  His research interests are inserted in the context of Experimental Software Engineering and in the Engineering of Contemporary Software Systems, working mainly on the following topics: software quality (Verification, Validation and Testing), ubiquitous and context-aware systems, Internet of Things, simulation in software, environments, and tools to support software development and experimentation. He leads the Experimental Software Engineering group at COPPE/UFRJ and is a member of ISERN – International Software Engineering Research Network.
He is also a member of the Brazilian Computer Society (SBC) and a professional member of the ACM. He is an associate editor of Elsevier-Information and Software Technology (IST) and is on the editorial board of the journals SBC/JSERD, World Scientific/IJSEKE, e-Informatica Software Engineering Journal (eISEJ), and MDPI Software. It collaborates with the software industry through research and development projects developed at COPPE/UFRJ. Additional information can be obtained at

Le séminaire du Prof. Guilherme Travassos de ce vendredi 30 septembre de 10h à 11h se tiendra en salle de réunion 215 (Bat. Malvache).