Software is the new
physical infrastructure of the information age. It is
fundamental to economic success, scientific and technical
research and national security. Our current ability to
construct the large and complex software systems demanded
for continued economic and military success are inadequate.
A lack of tool integration has been recognized as a major impediment
to the construction of complex computer systems, especially in the
development of embedded systems, where the design of a single artifact
may involve up to 50 different tools, including design, functional
analysis, performance analysis, etc. tools. Tool interoperability is
an important prerequisite for increasing software productivity and
This workshop will be the 11th in a series of
workshops, initiated in 1993 and devoted to exploring the critical
problems associated with cost-effective development of high-quality
software systems. These workshops have a rich history of bringing
together both American and European scientists that share a common
interest in seeing that software development research serves as a
catalyst for practical advances in next-generation software intensive
The workshop will be chaired by Prof. Zohar Manna of Stanford University and Prof. Thomas Henzinger
of the Ecole Polytechnique Federale
de Lausanne, Switzerland. Local arrangements will be handled by
Prof. Hermann Kopetz of the Vienna University of Technology.
Attendance will be by invitation and will consist of international
researchers and/or experts selected for their expertise in one, or
more, facets of addressing the system/software engineering challenge.
The workshop will be followed by a one-day
CUE workshop, where
future directions in software engineering related to the technical
topics of the Monterey workshop will be discussed. All participants
to the Monterey Workshop are welcome to attend the CUE workshop.