In November the 2016 edition of the High Integrity Software Conference takes place. Engineers, software specialists, mathematicians and information technology from across the UK will find their way to Bristol to attend the event, and gain insight in the latest trends and developments in the high tech software space. Professional services firm Altran and IT company AdaCore serve as the main partners of the event.
With the rise of major technological trends, such as the Industrial Internet of Things / Industry 4.0, automation, big data and autonomous vehicles, software systems are destined to become more and more pervasive and critical in the corporate landscape. Against this backdrop, it is becoming increasingly important that software and embedded systems are reliable and perform effectively – i.e. they should do exactly what they are intended to do.
However, the growing complexity of value chains and connected nodes, as well as the rapidly developing number of threats that are surfacing, for instance cybersecurity, is mounting pressure on the reliability of software. In particular in strategic industries, such as transportation, defence, aerospace or national infrastructure, or in the case of mission-critical systems, unreliable software is simply not acceptable, as it can potentially compromise the everyday safety and security of millions of people.
High Integrity Software Conference
In a bid to help engineers and technology architects remain at the forefront of the software domain, the University of Newcastle, AdaCore and Altran have once again, following successful conferences in 2014 and 2015, joined forces to organise the High Integrity Software Conference. The event will takes place in Bristol on 1 November 2016 (at the Bristol Royal Marriott Hotel), with the programme covering topics including security, automation, standards and techniques & tools. The objective of the conference is to share best practice across industrial domains, and provide participants the opportunity to exchange experiences and network with peers.
Besides Altran and AdaCore, the conference is supported by two major UK companies – BAE Systems and Jaguar Land Rover.
Commenting on the firm’s renewed sponsorship of the annual conference, Stuart Matthews from Altran UK, says: “We are delighted once again to be involved in this key annual conference for the software industry.” Jamie Ayre, Commercial Team Lead at AdaCore, adds “The High Integrity Software Conference is one of the best conferences we attend globally due to the quality of the programme, the relevance of the exhibitors and the industries represented by the attendees.”