3rd May 2006




Computing enthusiasts are being invited to a talk at the University of Lincoln next week (Tuesday, 9th May) entitled ‘The Challenges of Engineering Software’.


Software engineering is an engineering discipline concerned with the development of software systems.


Its goal is the continuous improvement of software technologies and products, software development processes and methods, and the profession of software engineering.


It aims effectively to improve both software development theory and practice. In recent years, the engineering of software has been agile, global and open, bringing new challenges in Software Engineering practice and research.


In her inaugural lecture Professor Cornelia Boldyreff will explore the evolution of software engineering, its origins in the ‘Software Crisis’, its emergence as an academic discipline, its role as key enabler of society as we know it, and its future prospects.


Professor Boldyreff has over 25 years’ experience in software engineering and has been a Professor of Software Engineering at Lincoln since January 2004 where she leads the Distributed Software Engineering Group.

Her own research spans both distributed systems and software engineering. She is a Fellow of the British Computer Society.

The inaugural lecture will be held in the Jackson lecture theatre in the main academic building on the Brayford Campus. Guests are asked to register from 5.30pm. The lecture starts at 6pm, admission is free.

To book a place for this lecture please contact Miss Alex Gray on 01522 837003.

For more information contact:

Kate Strawson Press Officer

(01522) 886244 kstrawson@lincoln.ac.uk

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