FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
1 November 2005
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Robert Nord, Software Engineering Institute, USA
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Pittsburgh, PA, USA -- Professor Mary Shaw of Carnegie Mellon University and Jim Highsmith of Adaptive Software Development have each been named as a 2005 recipient of the international Stevens Award. They will each present a lecture as part of the Stevens Lecture on Software Development Methods.
The presentation will take place on Tuesday evening, 8 November 2005 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA at a gala reception and lecture at the Carnegie Museum's Hall of Architecture and the Carnegie Library Lecture Hall. The Stevens Lecture will be held in conjunction with the first joint meeting of IEEE's 12th Working Conference on Reverse Engineering (WCRE) and IFIP's 5th Working Conference on Software Architecture (WICSA).
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.
Dr. Mary Shaw
Mary Shaw has been instrumental in the development and recognition of software architecture as a discipline in software engineering. Because of her work, and that of her colleague David Garlan, the software industry has been able to understand and utilize architectural approaches for the development of information systems of increasing complexity.
Dr. Shaw has also been a critical industry nexus in the evolution and growing maturity of software engineering education. From the development of curricula to her perspectives and papers on education and research directions, Mary Shaw's contributions to the teaching of software engineering have had a profound influence throughout the international software community.
Dr. Shaw is the A.J. Perlis Professor of Computer Science and co-Director of the Sloan Software Industry Center at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. She was one of the founders of the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) and served as its chief scientist from 1984 to 1987. She has been an author or editor of seven books and over 120 papers and technical reports, and is a Fellow of IEEE and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Jim Highsmith has been a leader in the development and promotion of agile methods in the software industry. His advocacy of adaptive approaches, for both software development and project management, has broadened the perspective of many practitioners and organizations. With an emphasis on quick response, structuring for innovation, and managing for change, Mr. Highsmith's message has reinvigorated software methods in project teams and organizations that had found traditional development processes and project management ineffective.
A coauthor of the Agile Manifesto, Jim Highsmith was a founding member of the Agile Alliance. He has over 25 years of experience as a consultant with IT, product development, and software companies worldwide. In his career, he has been a software developer and technical manager with computer-aided software engineering, computer hardware, banking, and energy companies. He is the author of 3 books on agile approaches, co-editor of Addison-Wesley's Agile Software Development book series, and a Fellow with Cutter Consortium's Business Technology Council.
Previous Stevens Award Recipients
The 10 prior recipients of the Stevens Award are:
Reference web sites:
IEEE is the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.
IFIP is the International Federation of Information Processing societies.
WICSA and WCRE conference leaders (Stevens hosts): Robert Nord, Software Engineering Institute, USA Elliot Chikofsky, Engineering Management and Integration, USA René Krikhaar, Philips Medical Systems, Netherlands Nenad Medvidovic, University of Southern California, USA Andrea de Lucia, Universita' di Salerno, Italy Susan Elliott Sim, University of California Irvine, USA Massimiliano Di Penta, University Of Sannio, Italy Stevens Award Founders (IWCASE): Dennis Smith, Software Engineering Institute, USA Elliot Chikofsky, Engineering Management and Integration, 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, University of Manchester, UK Danny Poo, National University of Singapore, Singapore Scott Tilley, Florida Institute of Technology, USA Jos Trienekens, Technical Univ Eindhoven, Netherlands June Verner, National ICT Australia Reengineering Forum P.O. Box 400, Burlington, MA 01803 USA +1 (781) 272-0049; fax +1 (781) 272-8464
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