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March 13-15, 2002
The Aerospace Corp.
El Segundo, CA
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Third Ground System Architectures Workshop
March 3 - 5, 1999
The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo, California

GSAW99: Agenda and Presentations

GSAW99 is the third in a series of annual workshops that facilitate exploration of issues and potential for consensus in software architectures for spacecraft ground systems (SGSs). The annual GSAW provides a forum for SGS users, developers, and researchers to share their experiences through presentations, working groups, and panel discussions. Emphasis is on the dissemination of new ideas and lessons learned in the creation, application, and evaluation of software architectures that meet the technological challenges of SGS development.

As in previous years, the workshop will be hosted by The Aerospace Corporation in cooperation with the Ground Systems Integrated Product Team (GSIPT) of the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC). The GSAW series is partially supported by the Center for Software Engineering of the University of Southern California (USC-CSE) and by the Evolutionary Design of Complex Software (EDCS) Program of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate. GSAW 99's affiliation with government and civilian institutions makes this workshop a unique opportunity to advance the state of practice and research in software architectures for SGSs.

Technical sessions of GSAW99 will focus on the role of software architectures on the development, operation, and maintenance of reusable and evolvable SGSs.  Specific issues to be addressed include the following:

  • Technologies and methodologies needed to support the architecture-based development of reusable and evolvable SGSs.
  • Cost-benefit evaluation of architecture-based development with respect to planning and the life cycle of SGSs.
  • Approaches and barriers to achieving consensus on the technological, business-case, and organizational issues of common architectures.
  • Positive and negative experiences in the development of reusable and evolvable SGSs using architectures based on product lines, COTS, government products, and reference models.
  • Impact of evolving standards and standards profiles, such as CORBA, UML, and JTA, on the development of SGSs and their integration across multiple organizations.

These topics will be discussed in presentations within general sessions and in working-group sessions at the workshop.  All presentations as well as summaries of the working groups will be published in both the hardcopy and electronic versions of the GSAW99 proceedings.


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