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Symposium on Software Engineering for Smart Systems (SSESS2017)

 Cyber Technology Institute, De Montfort University. Leicester

 Thursday 21st September, 0930-1630

Attendance at this event is free but please register here

On Thursday 21st September, the Software Technology Research Laboratory (STRL) will be hosting the first Symposium on Software Engineering for Smart Systems (SSESS) here at the Cyber Technology Institute at De Montfort University, Leicester. 

Smart systems continually sense the state of their context and adapt their behavior as the context changes in order to provide appropriate services to the user anytime anywhere. The Internet of Thing (IoT) technology makes it possible to turn any object into a smart thing, able to communicate with a multitude of other smart things through a network. There are a growing number of applications emerging from the IoT technology to include cyber-physical systems, smart homes, smart healthcare, intelligent transportation, and smart cities. Software will form a critical part of these systems to provide reliable and efficient smart services to citizens. 

However, developing software for these systems is challenging for a number of reasons: they are highly distributed; large scale; network nodes are heterogeneous; involve resource constrained mobile devices; and requirements are not fixed but change frequently. Thus, traditional methods for requirement engineering, system design, testing and verification are no longer adequate. New approaches are required to cater for changing system requirements, context –awareness, mobility and smart adaptation to changing context.

The event will provide a forum for researchers, practitioners and developers to share their experiences and discuss the latest advances and innovations in software engineering for smart systems.

SSESS Programme


 Time             Session title 


Registration and Coffee 

 Welcome to SSESS2017

Professor Helge Janicke (Director of Cyber Technology Institute) and Dr Francois Siewe (Head of STRL)


Morning Panel Session (Chair: Dr Ali Al-Bayati)


Human-centred Software Engineering for Smart Systems 

Dr Arosha Bandara, Open University  


SMART shipping: Software and systems engineering challenges in the autonomous/remotely operated shipping space 

Dr Robert Oates, Rolls-Royce  


Coffee break 


State machine inference in support of testing

Dr Kirill Bogdanov, University of Sheffield 




Afternoon Panel Session (Chair: Dr Feng Chen)


Low-power wide-area networks in the IoT ecosystem

Dr Andrea Gaglione, Digital Catapult


Smart Building Integrated Systems

Nick Cooper, Forest Rock


Coffee Break 


On the Modelling of the Internet of Things

Dr Francois Siewe, De Montfort University


Discussion and summary of programme


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