Panel V

Thinking outside the Boxes (and Lines)

Chair: Richard Hilliard, MITRE (rh@mitre.org)

Panelists:

Mark Gerhardt, Deputy Director, Software Eng. Lab., Lockheed-Martin Space & Range Systems (mark.gerhardt@lmco.com)

Mark Maier, University Alabama at Huntsville (maier@ece.uah.edu)

Synopsis: The goal of this panel is to address the question: "What do practicing software system architects need from the software/knowledge engineering research community?" The discussion will focus on the state of the practice in technology for system architects, the current challenges and areas where new technology from the software/knowledge engineering community could be brought to bear in a practical fashion. Each of the panelists has experience both in the research and theoretical aspects of software and systems as well as experience architecting actual systems.