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Annual Rory O'Connor Award presented at EuroSPI 2020 Conference

eruospi2020-logoAt the 2020 EuroSPI conference held at the University of Applied Sciences in Düsseldorf last week (and concurrently online), the annual Rory O’Connor Award for Research Excellence was presented to Kathleen Wolfram of Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK for work entitled “Recognizing the Types of Software Assets and its impact on Asset Reuse”. This award has an associated prize sponsored by ISCN, the organisers of the EuroSPI conference series, and is supported by DCU, Lero - the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Software and the American Society for Quality (ASQ). Professor Rory O'Connor, former Head of School of Computing in DCU, was a distinguished international software researcher who was for many years the EuroSPI Proceedings Editor.

Undergraduate Student's Papers Accepted for EuroSPI 2020 Conference

The School of Computing is delighted to announce that two groups of final year undergraduate students have had their CA4004 (Software Engineering: Process, Principles & Methods) research papers accepted for publication in a leading international conference, scheduled for September 2020. The peer review process can be challenging and only very high quality submissions generally make it successfully through the process. This is an excellent achievement for undergraduate level, we congratulate the students on the very high quality of their work. The papers and students are as follows:

A Multivocal Literature Review of Function-as-a-Service (FaaS) Infrastructures & Implications for Software Developers.

Jake Grogan, Connor Mulready, James McDermott, Martynas Urbanavicius

Agile Software Development: Do we really calculate the costs? A multivocal literature review.

Aidan Fogarty, Aaron Edgeworth, Oishín Smith, Michael Dowling

Both papers have been accepted for publication in the Proceedings of the 27th European and Asian Conference on Systems, Software and Services Process Improvement (EuroSPI 2020), Springer CCIS Vol. 1251, 9-11 September 2020, Dusseldorf, Germany.

Speaking about the achievement, Dr. Paul Clarke (CA4004 module coordinator) states that "These publications are a terrific achievement for the students involved and it speaks to the very high standard in their research work as part of CA4004. We are very proud that our students are performing at this elevated level and we wish them every success in the future. Perhaps they will stay with us or even return at a later point to undertake higher level research and education. Excellent work from committed and talented students."

Very well done!

Visit of the family of Late Prof. Tony Moynihan to DCU

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Today, the School of Computing welcomed a visit of the family of Late Prof. Tony Moynihan to view the honorary plaque and award in his memory.

Prof. Tony Moynihan was one of the founding members of the School of Computer Applications back in the days of NIHE. With his previous significant industrial experience of software development, he helped craft one of the first Software Engineering degrees in the country.

He successfully brought the first EU-funded project to NIHE called ESPRIT and went on to establish with Michael Ryan, Renaat Verbruggen and others the Irish Centre for Software Engineering in DCU, now in the Ryan academy. This helped establish Lero, the Irish Software Engineering research centre now spread in institutions across the country.

His legacy remains in the strength of all of these Software Engineering strands and the excellent reputation of the many graduates that he guided out into the
world.

The annual Tony Moynihan Award will be presented to the undergraduate student who achieves the highest project mark in the CA degree. The first award went to Russell Brady who graduated in 2019.

DCU Ethics and Privacy Week

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This week DCU is holding its first Ethics and Privacy week, hosted by the Faculty of Engineering and Computing. It marks the first year of our new MA in Data Protection and Privacy Law, jointly hosted with the School of Law and Government.

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