Carnegie Mellon University
September 13, 2021

Bass Delivered Keynote at ISD2021

By Jen Potter

Dr. Len Bass, Adjunct Teaching Faculty in the Master of Software Engineering Programs, was the keynote speaker at the 29th International Conference on Information Systems Development (ISD2021) hosted by Universitat Politécnica de Valéncia in Spain. The conference was held in person, with virtual presentations for participants unable to travel, the second week of September.

The Information Systems Development conference provides a forum for research and development in the field of information systems development. The conference promotes the research of methodological and technological issues and explores how information systems developers and operators are transforming organizations and societies.

The theme of ISD2021 was Crossing Boundaries between Development and Operations in Information Systems. The general focus of the conference is on the influences among information systems, organizational structures, and processes and people from its conception to its operation. This year, the six conference tracks were 1) managing development and operations; 2) methodologies and education; 3) security, privacy and trust; 4) incorporating human-computer interaction into information systems; 5) green and sustainable information systems; and 6) current topics in development.

In his keynote presentation, titled “DevOps: Evolution or Revolution?” [pdf], Dr. Bass discussed how DevOps has evolved from earlier practices and metrics, the ways in which it has diverged from previous activities with respect to the integration and breadth of current tools, and some of the implications this presents for educating future software engineers.