ISR Distinguished Speaker

Jacky Estublier

Research Director
“Software Configuration Management: A Roadmap”
Wednesday, August 16, 2000 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Faculty Host: 

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McDonnell Douglas Auditorium

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Software configuration management is the discipline that controls the evolution of complex systems. Since the 70s, the field has rapidly evolved from simple version control systems to full-fledged, process-based configuration management systems. This talk presents the evolution of the field over the past 25 years, discusses current issues and current research work underway in the area, introduces some of the challenges facing the field, and presents some possible directions for future research.

This presentation is based on a paper presented at ICSE 2000, in the Future of Software Engineering special track. A PDF version of the paper is available.

About the Speaker: 

Jacky Estublier is "research director" at the French national research center (CNRS) in Grenoble, France and holds a PhD in Operating Systems. He currently leads the software engineering research group at Grenoble University as well as the research laboratory created jointly with the Dassault Systeme company in Grenoble. From 1981 to 1995 he lead the Adele project. Estublier's research interest is primarily in Software Configuration Management. He started, alone, in 1981, the Adele project and built successive versions of the Adele configuration manager. In 1984 one of the early Adele versions was sold to airspace industry for the development of the Airbus embedded software. Since that time, the Adele team has explored almost all domains of software configuration management and delivered many versions of Adele to different industrials. Today about 2000 licenses of the Adele system are in daily industrial production use. In 1995, the Adele rights were sold to Dassault Systemes, and a common research laboratory was created. Other domains of interest to Estublier are process support, since 1988, and software architecture and concurrent engineering, since 1995.