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Towards Effective Software and Systems Traceability - March 20, 2015

It is our pleasure to host this distinguished lecture by Prof. Jane Cleland-Huang, DePaul University. The lecture will be followed by a reception. Please feel free to forward this invitation.

Date: March 20, 2015
Time: 14:30
Venue: Weicker Building -Room B001 Ground floor, 4 rue Alphonse Weicker, L-2721 Luxembourg

Abstract: Software traceability is a sought-after, yet often elusive quality in software-intensive systems. Required in safety-critical systems by many certifying bodies, software traceability is an essential element of the software development process. However, in practice, traceability is often conducted in an ad-hoc, after-the-fact manner and, therefore, its benefits are not always fully realized.  Over the past decade, researchers have focused on specific areas of the traceability problem, developing more sophisticated tooling, promoting strategic planning, applying information retrieval techniques capable of semi-automating the trace creation and maintenance process, developing new trace query languages and visualization techniques that use trace links, and applying traceability in specific domains.  In this talk Dr. Cleland-Huang will highlight the state-of-the-art in software traceability, discuss compelling areas of research need, and highlight some exciting projects in which traceability solutions are being successfully transitioned to practice.

Dr. Jane Cleland-Huang is Professor of Software Engineering in the School of Computing at DePaul University, Chicago, where she serves as the director of the Systems and Requirements Engineering Center.  She also serves as the North American Director of the International Center of Excellence for Software Traceability.  Her research interests emphasize the application of machine learning and information retrieval methods to tackle large-scale Software Requirements problems.  Dr. Cleland-Huang serves on the Editorial Board for the Requirements Engineering Journal, and as Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering and IEEE Software.  She has been the recipient of the US National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award, four ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Awards and 2006 IFIP TC2 Manfred Paul Award for Excellence in Software: Theory and Practice.  She is a member of the IEEE Computer Society and the IEEE Women in Engineering. She received her PhD in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago.