Los Angeles SPIN

Ground System Architectures Workshop (GSAW),
USC Center for Software Engineering Los Angeles Software Process Improvement Network (LA SPIN),
Southern California SPIN, and LA Metro SIGSOFT Present:

"Software Engineering: Are We Getting Better At It?"

Jean-François Kaufeler, European Space Agency (ESA)
Wednesday, March 2, 2005 at 5:30 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Networking: 5:30 to 6:00
Presentation: 6:00 to 8:00 with short networking break
Manhattan Beach Marriott - Shore Room, Upstairs - Look for LA SPIN Sign
1400 Parkview Ave., Manhattan Beach, California 90266
Phone: 1-310-546-7511
Pay parking at hotel or free parking on nearby street.
Map is at or see the Thomas Guide Page 732 H4

The European Space Agency (ESA) has been practicing software methodology and standards for 2 decades very successfully in the domain of ground segment software systems engineering. This process has been in constant evolution and will further evolve significantly. Therefore, it is important to capitalize on the lessons learned to find solutions to the past problems and avoid them in the future. The talk will address the management aspects of using software engineering methodologies rather than the methodology theories themselves.

Jean-François Kaufeler graduated as an engineer from L'Ecole Supérieure d'Electricité (Paris) in 1969. His specialization is Information Technology, and he started his career at Honeywell Bull in the field of operational research. He joined the European Space Agency (ESA) at the European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) in 1974 and has designed ESA's Mission Control Systems using different generations of software technology. In 1992 he was nominated Head of the Mission Control Systems Division. Since 2001 has been Head of the Ground Segment Engineering Department, and was Head of the ESOC Establishment in the period 2001-2003.

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