ISR Participates in 2016 Ground System Architectures Workshop (GSAW)

Workshop, sponsored by The Aerospace Corporation, is held in cooperation with ISR each year.  GSAW 2016 was held February 29 – March 3 in Los Angeles, CA. This year ISR Prof. Walt Scacchi  delivered a half-day tutorial titled “Beyond Open Architecture: Issues, Challenges, and Opportunities in Open Source Software Development (OSSD) for Aerospace and Defense Applications.”  The goal of the tutorial was to provide software developers, system architects, project managers, program managers, and others with an introduction to the state of the art in open source development processes, work practices, and community dynamics.  Over 30 attendees participated in this informative tutorial.  This is the third time Prof. Scacchi has given a tutorial at GSAW. 

Prof. Walt Scacchi and Eric Dashofy at GSAW.“GSAW continues to go from strength to strength,” says ISR Director Richard N. Taylor, who serves on the GSAW Steering Committee.  “The challenges of creating and maintaining forward-looking space ground systems encompass virtually every area of software engineering research.  It is thus natural for ISR to continue to be a part of GSAW’s mission.  I am especially encouraged by the interest and desire of the GSAW organizers to develop new ways to encourage graduate student participation, including taking leadership roles in associated workshops.”

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