The Spanish Research and Education Network (RedIRIS) 2019 technical event took place this year in the City of Seville. Founded as Hispalis by Romans, Italica nearby city was birthplace of two Roman emperors. Seville was also the capital for the kings of the Umayyad Caliphate, the Almoravid and the Almohad dynasty during the Moorish era, and one of the key Economic Centres of the Spanish Empire following the discovery of Americas.
The event took place in the the Royal Tobacco Factory, an 18th-century building descending from the nearby first Tobacco factory in Europe, which is currently housing the Rectorate of the University.
Many interesting topics were presented during the event. However, we would highlight “Transforming Teaching for 2030 and Beyond” from Paul Feldman´s presentation .
Paul Feldman,JISC CEO (managing also JANET, the RedIRIS equivalent in UK), highlighted that in spite of the resistant position frequently found in academia teaching, 4.0 technologies, currently transforming business domains, will also transform University Campus. He challenged universities in the audience introducing his vision of this Transformation, directions to explore and suggested approach.
Referring to research he also stressed the difficulties in building a vision to address future needs,
“….it is much harder to predict how research will change with these technologies. It will change in so many different ways. Teaching happens in certain ways in the whole world; for research there is no way”
He finalised the talk with many issues to address the next years, leaving the audience with a battery of open questions.
OSGi encourages modularity and strong encapsulation, its dynamic approach can also support agile development and transition to operation. Many other of its characteristics can help for improving software quality. Therefore, it is not a surprise having received an invitation to present in an event celebrating 50 years of Software Engineering.
However, what is really surprising is that the event was organised by Computer Science Engineering students during their last year. Currently, overloaded with a battery of new software technologies, it has been a great satisfaction knowing that the new generation of Computer Science Engineers maintain the concern of the great challenges in this discipline. These challenges are not new, many were identified when the perception of a “software crisis” led to the first NATO Software Engineering conference in 1968 at Garmish (Germany), frequently considered the origin of Software Engineering, 50 years back.
An opening keynote on Software Engineering History by Amador Durán, associate professor at the University of Seville , and a final round table on Requirements Engineering and Industry chaired by the professor David Benavides have provided an excellent framework for many interesting presentations which took place during three days in mid November.
Certainly, far for being obsolete, the continuously increasing software demand brings together the rise of Software Engineering relevance with new challenges and still many open evolving from the past.
The OSGi Community Event 2018 will take place in Ludwigsburg, Germany, from October 23rd till 25th. There you will be able to follow the evolution of the technology and meeting with other community members.
Salamanca, Plaza Mayor
The Spanish Research and Education Network (RedIRIS) 2018 technical event will take place in the City of Salamanca. The old city was declared UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988. Founded in the pre-ancient Rome period by the Celtics, it became an important commercial center in the Roman Hispania. Currently it is one of the most important university cities in Spain and a reference for the teaching of the Spanish language. From the 8th–10th of May both working groups and community members will meet there following an E-Science workshop on the 7th of May.
The XIVth edition of SISTEDES/JCIS Conference will take place from 17th-19th September in the city of Sevilla Seville was founded as the Roman city of Hispalis developing into one of the great market centres of Hispania. The nearby Roman city of Italica remained as the residential city and birthplace of two Roman emperors, Trajan and Hadrian. Its Old Town is the largest of the Spanish cities. Areas of interest of the event cover all service relevant topics including business processes, services technologies, engineering and management allowing for on-going work, thoughts, positioning and experiences presentations.
The Spanish Research and Education Network (RedIRIS) 2017 technical event will take place in the City of Santander, capital of the autonomous community and historical region of Cantabria whose port was known as Portus Victoriae Iuliobrigensium during the Roman Empire. From the 13th – 15th of June both working groups and community members will meet at the School of Maritime Engineering of the University of Cantabria.
The XIIIth edition of SISTEDES/JCIS Conference will take place from 19th-21st July in the city of San Cristóbal de la Laguna, ancient capital of the Canary Islands, first university of the archipelago and World Heritage site by UNESCO. Special interest areas include Services Engineering, Management, Processes and Technologies.
The Spanish Research and Education Network (RedIRIS) 2016 event took place in the City of Valencia. Founded as a Roman colony by the consul Decimus Junius Brutus Callaicus in 138 BC, Valencia is a UNESCO World Intangible Heritage Site both by the “Falles” festival and by the “Water Court”, institution to handle water use conflicts with roots in the roman era. The event took place at the School of Agricultural Engineering and Environment (ETSIAMN) addressing campus networks, efficient resources management and optimization, cloud computing, big data and analytics, education services, corporate applications and speeches focused on key subjects.
The XIth edition of SISTEDES/JCIS Conference will take place from 15th-17th September in the city of Santander, capital of the autonomous community and historical region of Cantabria, which was known as “Portus Victoriae Iuliobrigensium” in the Roman Empire.
Chaired by Juan Manuel Murillo, from the Universitiy of Extremadura, the Service Science and Engineering Conference will allow for traditional submissions and for “Position Statements” targeting experieced researchers. Thoughts and points of view of past, present and future directions of Digital Services will be discussed in the forum. Contributions welcome! (Read more…)
The Spanish Research and Education Network (RedIRIS) 2014 event will took place in the UNESCO World Heritage city of Cáceres. It will include a session on Models for “Sharing Services among Organisations” chaired by Javier Garcia and an OSGi related speech:
- “Revising Sofware Innovation in Science, University an Industry” by Antonio Fuentes, Carlos Fernandez, Jordi Guijarro, Jesús Bermejo and Francisco Solans. Take a look at RedIRIS TV!