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IBM Programming Languages and Development Environments Seminar 2009
on Innovations and Business Value in Software Development
April 22, 2009
Organized by IBM Haifa Research Lab


You are cordially invited to participate in a one-day Leadership Seminar on programming languages and development environments focusing on Innovations and Business Value in Software Development, to be held Wednesday, April 22, 2009 at the IBM Haifa Research Lab, located on the University of Haifa campus in Haifa, Israel.

This full-day seminar provides a forum for the research and development communities from both academia and industry to share their work, exchange ideas, and discuss issues, problems, and work-in-progress, as well as future research directions and trends.

This year, in addition to three paper sessions, the seminar will host two distinguished keynote speakers:

  • Grady Booch IBM Fellow, Chief Scientist for Software Engineering, IBM Research (via Second Life) - "Software As a Strategic Weapon"
  • Sridhar Iyengar IBM Distinguished Engineer, Strategist – Services Software Engineering, IBM Research - "2010 Architecture Odyssey: The future of BPM, SOA, Business Architecture and Enterprise Architecture in our Industry"

In addition, we will host an industry panel on "Software Development in an Economic Crisis - Challenges and Opportunities".

Moderator: Amiram Yehudai
Ronen Bar-Nahor, Director of Development Process Engineering, Amdocs Product Group
Boaz Carmeli, Manager, IT for Healthcare & Life Science, IBM Haifa Research Lab
Miri Curiel, VP R&D, Orca Interactive
Amir Shatil, Senior Development Leader, Rafael
Barak Yagour, VP Engineering, Metis Technologies

The Leadership Seminar will take place in the auditorium of the IBM Haifa Research Lab. Participation is free of charge.

The official language of the workshop is English.

Please confirm your participation by April 19, 2009, via the seminar website.

Seminar Technical Committee
Prof. Amiram Yehudai
Dr. Yael Dubinsky
Dr. Yishai Feldman
Mr. Dolev Dotan

Local Arrangements
Danna Pascal

Web Master
Efrat Maimon

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