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RE: [SE] Software Engineering Task Force Telecon 18-01-05 Summary

From: Uschold, Michael F <michael.f.uschold@boeing.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2005 19:07:54 -0800
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To: "Phil Tetlow" <philip.tetlow@uk.ibm.com>, "swbp" <public-swbp-wg@w3.org>
Cc: <Jeff.Pan@manchester.ac.uk>, <peter.smith@sunderland.ac.uk>, <tom.croucher@suderland.ac.uk>, <j.r.c.geldart@durham.ac.uk>

Apologies for missing the opening meeting - I missed the announcement.

Here are a few thoughts on the first note.

It should have some clear and specific objectives, perhaps with a broad
overarching objective. Othewise, we will not get much done, or it will
be a hodgepodge.

For example:
* to identify possible synergies between Semantic Web technologies and
current model-based approaches to software engineering.

Contents should include:
* what do we mean by "model-based software engineering" (insert a
different term, if you have one you prefer)
* [as noted] an overview of existing "model-based approaches" to
software engineering and other relevant approaches.
* what are the potential benefits of these approaches
* what does the Semantic Web bring to the table
* what are the potential benefits of Semantic Web technologies for
software engineering, as compared to other similar approaches
* what are some recommendations for how to proceed to make further

THis is a bit researchy actually. We will need to stay fairly grounded.


-----Original Message-----
From: Phil Tetlow [mailto:philip.tetlow@uk.ibm.com] 
Sent: Thursday, January 20, 2005 1:01 AM
To: swbp
Cc: Jeff.Pan@manchester.ac.uk; peter.smith@sunderland.ac.uk;
tom.croucher@suderland.ac.uk; j.r.c.geldart@durham.ac.uk
Subject: Software Engineering Task Force Telecon 18-01-05 Summary

Software Engineering Task Force Telecon Summary

Date:             18th Jan 2005
Present:    Phil Tetlow
            Jeff Pan
            Evan Wallace
            Deborah McGuiness

Outcomes and Suggestions:

1.    The initial focus of the Task Force should be to prepare at least
note characterising current thinking on the application of the Semantic
in Software Engineering. This may take some time to produce, allowing
ideas to mature through active debate, and should include high level
descriptions relating to current areas of interest, at least including:
o     Ontology Driven Architectures (ODA)
o     Self-Organising Systems
o     Composite Identification Schemes
o     Highly Adaptive Interfaces
      Work on this is already ongoing, but no deadline has yet been set
      this deliverable.
2.    Ideas relating to specific lower level concepts, approaches and
schemes should either be published via separate notes or be passed on to
other task forces/working groups for further consideration. Hence, a
more detailed note on the creation and use of composite identification
schemes on the Semantic Web is supported and action is underway to make
this available for publication from the Task Force in the near future.
3.    Members have been asked to consider ideas for other notes.
4.    Given that the concept of the application of the Semantic Web in
Software Engineering is very much in its infancy, a task force duration
six months or less appear too short for an sufficiently informed
of opinion to form. Guidance is hence required on the most appropriate
approach needed to support such a piece of work.
5.    The Task Force intends to meet informally at the tech plenary in


Phil Tetlow
Senior Consultant
IBM Business Consulting Services
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