February 1, 2017 Abstract and optional full paper submission begins
May 26, 2017 Exhibit & Supporter registration opens
June 15, 2017 Abstract and optional extended abstract submission ends
June 29, 2017 Acceptance notifications sent
July 24, 2017 Submit final abstracts and presenter biographies
August 28, 2017 Submit final presentations and optional full papers



Monday, September 25, 2017


Track A: 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. & 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Tools for Acquiring Highly Maintainable Software-Intensive Systems

Barry Boehm


                For tightly-budgeted software system acquisitions, the major incentive is to keep within the acquisition budget, often missing opportunities to develop more maintainable systems and reduce total ownership costs. A major DoD Systems Engineering Research Center research project on System Qualities Tradespace and Affordability has identified and developed three sources of Maintainability-enhancement tools to enable systems to be not only more Affordable in terms of total ownership costs, but also more Changeable and Dependable. Maintainability supports Changeability in terms of rapid adaptability to new opportunities and threats, and also supports Dependability in terms of Availability, in that reducing Mean Time to Repair (MTTR) for a system with a given Reliability in terms of Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) improves Availability via the equation Availability = MTBF / (MTBF+MTTR). The three sources of improved Maintainability tools include two Opportunity Trees for identifying strategies for improving a system's Modifiability for enhancing the system's capabilities, and strategies for improving the system's Repairability for cost-effectively repairing its defects. Another source for software is a set of data analytics tools for identifying shortfalls in the software's Maintainability. A third, more management-oriented tool is a Systems/Software Maintenance Readiness Framework (SMRF) for evaluating and improving a project's Maintainability planning, staffing, and preparation of technology for cost-effective maintenance. The presentation will summarize the nature, usage, and effects of these tools, including automated and human procedures for evaluating a software system's Maintainability and technical debt.


Barry Boehm (USC)

                Dr. Barry Boehm is the TRW Professor in the USC Computer Sciences, Industrial and Systems Engineering, and Astronautics Departments. He is also the Director of Research of the DoD-Stevens-USC Systems Engineering Research Center, and the founding Director of the USC Center for Systems and Software Engineering. He was director of DARPA-ISTO 1989-92, at TRW 1973-89, at Rand Corporation 1959-73, and at General Dynamics 1955-59. His contributions include the COCOMO family of cost models and the Spiral family of process models. He is a Fellow of the primary professional societies in computing (ACM), aerospace (AIAA), electronics (IEEE), and systems engineering (INCOSE), and a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering.



Track B: 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. & 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Big Data Literacy & Business Analytics

Lila Rajabion, Bhuvanesh Unhelkar


                This Workshop is an intensive one-day experience that is intended to help participants understand and describe where and how big data and business analytics can transform their business. Some key topics are as follows: • Data terminology and description • opportunities to improve your organization's data • Explore Business analytics tools and technologies with hands-on demos • Learn about empowering users with the up-to-date self-serve analytics technologies


Learning Objectives:

Demonstrate an improved understanding of what is big data
Learn about how to proceed with data visualization through large sets of data
Identify and evaluate opportunities for collecting new data


Lila Rajabion (University of South Florida Sarasota)

                Dr. Rajabion has over 15 years of professional experience in various dimensions of Information Technology combined in the academia and the private sectors. She also has a significant work experience in providing leadership in the areas of systems analysis & design, cyber security, enterprise software application development, and IT project management for local and "global" projects. She has conducted various need-based training programs in the industry. She was also a consultant for the US Department of Veterans' Affair helped develop the training program for diversity and inclusion for managers and supervisors. She is also a co-founder of ITC4BIZ and providing IT consulting services to worldwide customers.


Bhuvanesh Unhelkar (University of South Florida Sarasota)

                Lead faculty (IT). Research focus on Big Data strategies; Agile processes (based on Composite Agile Method and Strategy - CAMS and its application in practice. Close collaboration with the industry based on Consulting and training experience. Introduced new concentration in Big Data/Business Intelligence. Teaching/Coaching in Program Design with the UML, NoSQL databases and Mobile Application Development. Author: Big Data Strategies for Agile Business (CRC press, Taylor & Francis)



Track A: 1:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Process Design and Definition – Building Processes that Work

Michael West


                The struggle has been going on for at least 60 years … the process people trying to "help" the product people do their job better by improving the processes, and the product people doing their best to ignore those process people without getting fired. Managers and leaders, having the best intentions, only make matters worse by mindlessly dumping the improvement approach du jour – models, standards, methods, philosophies – on their workers and saying "go do this thing."

One of the reasons for this struggle is that process people don't share the same paradigm as product people; they don't view process as a product that – if built to meet the needs of the process consumer – will deliver value and benefit. In this tutorial, you will learn how to design and define processes that will enable product developers and service deliverers measurably improve their performance. Most importantly, you will learn that if you build processes that people want to use because they see them as enabling, then you can get rid of the word "shall."

Note: Tutorial attendees are encouraged to bring with them a hard-copy of a process that they want to improve as these may be used for exercises time permitting.


Michael West

                Michael West is a life-long practitioner in process and performance improvement. Mr. West is the founding principal of Natural Systems Process Improvement, which has helped many clients in numerous sectors of the economy achieve their process and performance improvement goals. Mr. West has authored articles and two books on process improvement: Real Process Improvement Using the CMMI (2004 Auerbach), and Return On Process (ROP): Getting Real Performance Results from Process Improvement (2011 CRC Press). Mr. West loves sharing with others what he has discovered and learned while exploring the far reaches of the process realm.



Track B: 1:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

V-PKI Hits the Highway

Tim Weil


                With the increasing prospects of deploying vehicular networks there are challenges and debates. Viable deployment models, different air interfaces, spectrum sharing issues and security and privacy concerns are among the most topical issues of industry debate. This talks present a condensed account of the 10-year effort to develop and deploy vehicular public-key infrastructure (V-PKI) as a security infrastructure for vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) intelligent transportations systems (ITS). An examination of the Secure Credential Management System (SCMS) will highlight the ways in which government, industry, and academia have converged to secure the promise of vehicular networks as ITS emerges as a reality of the 21st century. A case study of the current US Department of Transportation's Connected Vehicle Pilot will be the focus of the tutorial. Topics will also include the IEEE 1609 WAVE (Wireless Access to Vehicular Environments) and commercial challenges facing enterprise V-PKI deployment.


Learning Objectives:

Overview of ITS Security for Vehicular Networks
Use Case Presentation of US DOT Connected Car V-PKI (SCMS)
Organizing a Security Architecture for WAVE (IEEE 1609) Systems


Tim Weil (Alcohol Monitoring Systems (AMS))

                Tim Weil is a Senior Member of the IEEE and Security Editor for IT Professional magazine (IEEE). In the areas of Vehicular Networks his work includes the IEEE 1609 (WAVE) standards, US DOT VII/Intellidrive and Connected Vehicle programs, author and speaker on topics in Security for Vehicular Networks. His interests include "Service Management for Vehicular Networks Using WAVE. (IEEE 1609) Protocols" and topics related to the PKI models for implementing IEEE 1609.2 (WAVE Security). Mr. Weil is an industry-certified security professional (CISSP/CCSP, CISA, PMP), past chair of the IEEE Denver Communication Society Chapter and maintains the 'Security for Automotive Networks' research portal for international ITS programs.




2017 Sponsors: IEEE and IEEE Computer Society