2019 Programme

The 2019 programme was put together by our programme committee of representatives from industry and academia: Jamie Ayre, AdaCore, Mike Bennett, Rolls-Royce, Tim Kelly, University of York, Stuart Matthews, Altran UK and Paul Parkinson, Wind River.




DO-178C and the Overarching Properties Initiative

George Romanski

Chief Scientific and Technical Advisor, Computer Aircraft Software at the Federal Aviation Administration

Aviation regulations require a high degree of confidence that systems controlling or assisting the pilot to control aircraft do not compromise safety. Many of these controls are provided through Software or Airborne Electronic Hardware. The current prescriptive approach to the certification of these systems have been used successfully for many years, but with the increase in the size and complexity the verification costs are becoming disproportionate with the development costs. Read More »

Future Aerospace Systems

Future Automotive Systems


Coffee & Exhibition


Lunch & Exhibition


Lessons Will Be Avoided: A Critical Perspective on Software Development Not Having Learnt from Mistakes

Les Hatton

Emeritus Professor of Forensic Software Engineering at Kingston University UK

A recurrent theme in software engineering is that it isn't soft and there is no engineering in it. This may be a little cruel, but it makes a perfect T-shirt. In truth, one of the principle defining characteristics of successful 'engineering' is that by analysing why it screws up, it learns from its mistakes. Read More »

Critical Systems: Security & Safety

Languages and Technologies


Tea & Exhibition


Panel Session: Innovation vs. Regulation

  • Cyrille Comar, AdaCore
  • Mark Hadley, DSTL
  • George Romanski, Federal Aviation Administration
  • Neil White, Altran UK



Networking / Cocktail Hour

Programme subject to change.                                             

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