Dr. Jolita Ralyté - Situational Method Engineering Talk - 28th June 2011

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Research Seminar Talk

Dr. Jolita Ralyté from the Institute of Services Science at the University of Geneva gave a talk on Situational Method Engineering: Achievements, Trends & Challenges in the School of Computing on the 28th June 2011.

Abstract: Over the last two decades Method Engineering, defined as the engineering discipline to design, construct, adapt and assess methods and supportive tools, has emerged as the research and application area for using methods for software and information systems development. Because the engineering situation varies considerable from one system development project to another (different application domain, product features, licence form, stakeholders involved, team structure, technological conditions, etc.), methods need to be adapted, configured or even designed from scratch to satisfy the specific situation of each project. To resolve this problem, the discipline of Situational Method Engineering (SME) focuses on the creation of new techniques and tools allowing to construct project-specific methods, named situational methods, generally by assembling existing method components and/or by tailoring existing methods.

In this seminar we will provide an overview of the Situational Method Engineering principles, techniques and tools and discuss ongoing trends and challenges in the SME research and practice.  

Bio: Jolita Ralyté is a senior researcher and lecturer in the Institute of Services Science at the University of Geneva. She obtained a Master degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of Vilnius, Lithuania in 1993, a Master degree in Information Systems from the University of Paris 1 – Sorbonne in 1995 and a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Paris 1 – Sorbonne in 2001. The research areas of Jolita include situational method engineering, information systems development methods, information systems evolution and interoperability, requirement engineering, and services science. Her work had been published in various international conferences (e.g. CAISE, ER, ICSP, ISD, EMMSAD, RCIS and AMCIS) and international journals (Information Systems, Requirement Engineering, Knowledge-Based Systems, International Journal of Computer Science & Applications, Journal of Universal Computer Science, and Software Process: Improvement and Practice). Currently she is a Vice-Chair of the IFIP WG 8.1 and is leading the Method Engineering Task Group within theIFIP WG 8.1. Jolita has been involved in the organisation of international conferences OOIS'03, Interop-ESA'05, I-ESA’06, ME’07, MCIS’08, ER’08, IESS1.0, IESS1.1, CAiSE’10, CAiSE’11, and she was the Program Chair of the IFIP WG 8.1 Working Conference ME’07 and the General Chair of the IFIP WG 8.1 Working Conference ME’11. She is on the editorial board of the International Journal of Information Systems Modeling and Design and the International Journal of Information Systems in the Service Sector.