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Tuesday, October 11 • 15:00 - 15:50
Approaches to Ultra-Long Software Maintenance - Wolfgang Mauerer, Technical University Regensburg/Siemens AG

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Mobile phones last for months before turning obsolete these days. Planes, trains, or power stations, to name a few, face possible lifespans of ten, twenty or even more years. Increasing amounts of open source software create commonalities between IT and industrial domains.

Drastic differences in innovation cycles translate into problems in software maintenance, but the long-term aspects also raise questions like how to ensure reproducibility of development environments over decades, or how to deal with product lines caused by hardware changes.

We discuss technological strategies for various different maintenance and architectural objectives, and evaluate approaches that are commonly used in industry. We highlight benefits and drawbacks of different technologies, and argue how processual approaches can help OSS communities and industrial users to better align their needs.


Wolfgang Mauerer

Professor/Senior Research Scientist, Technical University of Applied Sciences Regensburg / Siemens AG
Wolfgang Mauerer is a professor of theoretical computer science at the Technical University Regensburg, and a senior key expert at Siemens Corporate Research, Competence Centre Embedded Linux. He serves on the technical steering committee of the Linux Foundation's Civil Infrastructure... Read More →

Tuesday October 11, 2016 15:00 - 15:50 CEST
Hall Berlin A - Ground Level