Past, Present and Future of Software Architecture

Kingston & Croydon Branch event

Date/Time:
Tuesday 14th March 2006 at 7.00 for 7.30pm

Venue:
BT Delta Point, 35 Wellesley Road, West Croydon. Near to West Croydon Rail and Bus Stations; and 8 mins walk from East Croydon railway Station. Map

Speaker:
Eoin Woods, UBS, Author of "Software Systems Architecture: Working with Skakeholders Using Viewpoints and Perspectives".

Eoin Woods has been working in the enterprise IT field for about 15 years and is employed by an international investment bank, where he works as an internal consultant software architect, working with large projects across the business.Previous employers include Bull, Sybase and Zuhlke Engineering.

He is a regular conference speaker, participant in the international IFIP 2.10 Working Group on Software Architecture and co-author of the recent Addison Wesley book "Software Systems Architecture: Working With Stakeholders Using Viewpoints and Perspectives". He can be contacted via his web site www.eoinwoods.info.

Summary:
The activity of "software architecture" has quite recently emerged, alongside the venerable quartet of traditional software development activities, specification, design, code and test. Why has this new activity emerged and what is it? Is it not just high level design?

In this talk, Eoin Woods, a participant in the IFIP International Working Group 2.10 on Software Architecture, will trace the emergence of this new activity, explain what makes software architecture unique, and provide some thoughts on where this new specialisation is headed.

PDF file Eoin Woods' presentation (342 kb)