Making sure systems are safe by design is not longer just the preserve of airliners and nuclear power stations. Self-driving cars, connected medical systems and cyber security are bringing safety issues right to the front of the latest high tech designs.
“In this age of digital dependency the need for trustworthy software has never been greater”
The High Integrity Software Conference is taking place in Bristol on 17 October 2017 for the fourth year, sharing challenges, best practice and experiences between software engineering practitioners engaged in complex systems. The conference is backed by Adacore and Altran in Bath, BAE Systems in Bristol and Jaguar Land Rover, and plays host to a number of industrial exhibitors.
“In this age of digital dependency the need for trustworthy software has never been greater, which is why a conference promoting best practice in software development is so important. We’re delighted with our programme, which is designed to offer a variety of perspectives; corporate, academic and personal,” said Stuart Matthews, SPARK Product Manager at Altran UK.
“Meet with experts and peers alike and share best practices for building robust software applications”
“Software reliability and security are becoming more and more important in today’s connected era,” said Jamie Ayre, Commercial Team Lead at AdaCore. “The High Integrity Software Conference provides a venue to meet with experts and peers alike and share best practices for building robust software applications.”
This year’s conference programme captures large-scale corporate and industrial concerns right down to individual experiences of software vulnerability. Robert Martin of MITRE will discuss his involvement in international cyber security initiatives encouraging better quality software development, while Dr Marie Moe is set to share her very personal journey investigating the integrity of her own critical infrastructure – her pacemaker.
Failures in software assurance big and small have the potential to be catastrophic in a society that has become increasingly reliant on software-intensive electronic systems. HIS 2017 comes during a year when the UK has been plagued by a host of high-profile cyber-attacks, affecting the systems of institutions as vital as the National Health Service and Houses of Parliament.