November 22, 2017

DevOps & Microservices Workshop, October 24-26, 2016, Hannover, Germany

Software has emerged as a critical technology in all sectors including defense, health systems, banking, transportation, energy, science and engineering, and manufacturing. However, software lifecycle cost is increasingly becoming the dominant fraction of the total information technology investment. Additionally, software activities have been a major factor in large-scale project delays, failures, cost overruns, and productivity bottlenecks. There is a general consensus that current approaches produce software that is difficult to maintain, upgrade, and scale, especially in the face of rapidly changing machine architecture and new system requirements. This is where DevOps and microservices come into picture.

“Microservices are touted as a Holy Grail of IT. The idea is to replace monolithic locked-in single vendor structure by a mixture of best of breed microservices. This concept has many names and went through many fads: distributed computing, SOA, microservices, API, DevOps, agile development, etc. Reality of combining different vendors into one workable space has proved more difficult than expected.” Source: DevOps & Microservice Ecosystem Market Forecast

The DevOps & Microservices workshop will identify the unique issues around software productivity and sustainability faced by software engineers, bringing together experts from academia, industry, government, and national laboratories. The workshop will focus on general issues and challenges of software systems sustainability and productivity with the aim of making software a first-class issue in the specification, design, cost and lifecycles management of science and engineering infrastructures. In this context, the workshop will discuss technical issues that impact software sustainability, such as software requirements engineering, high-productivity software engineering, reproducibility, software maintenance processes, and scalable, reusable, and portable software system architectures, to name a few.

The workshop targets software developers, software system engineers, computer system engineers and architects, software managers, experts in related scientific software fields and government agency representatives.