High Integrity Software 2022
Modern-day national infrastructure programs are often comprised of critical software-intensive systems. A key differentiator with these projects is the scale of the engineering endeavour coupled with the need to remain operational for the long term – often over several decades.
This year, the High Integrity Software conference will consider this issue from a technical perspective. More specifically, the aim is to understand how early decisions around cyber-physical system architectures and adopting effective software development lifecycles and verification techniques will later impact defect rates and maintainability. However, the challenge for such large-scale and long-term systems is multi-faceted. Therefore, the conference will also consider broader issues within the software development ecosystem, such as sustainable supply chains and talent streams.
After two years of virtual events, HIS 2022 will be making its physical comeback. Join us on Tuesday 11th October at the Bristol Marriott Hotel City Centre for what promises to be a great event.
The mission of the High Integrity Software
conference is to share challenges, best practice and experience between
software engineering practitioners. The conference features talks from
industrial and academic specialists which disseminate experience and
knowledge of important techniques and methods that are applicable across
We are entering an age of digital dependency, where more and more aspects of our everyday lives will rely on the correct function of software-intensive electronic systems.
These systems may be tangible, at-hand, embedded systems, but more frequently are remote and highly distributed, relying on multiple layers of communication and infrastructure for correct operation. We expect these systems to deliver ever-more complex functionality on demand, and need to be able to trust this functionality to be delivered with appropriate levels of safety and security.
The need for trustworthy software – software that does exactly what it is intended to do – is well-established in certain sectors such as defence, aerospace, and transportation, along with a mature approach to its design and assurance. But the increased use of software in more and more domains – embedded, connected, consumer and infrastructure systems – means that similar approaches are needed across a broader range of industries.
In addition there are disruptive technological influences which mean that traditional approaches to verification and assurance in the established industries will no longer remain applicable or sufficient.
The aim of the High Integrity Software conference is to share the experience and know-how that will address these challenges within our industry and help to build the foundations of a trustworthy software ecosystem for the future.