3/08/2012

Technical space travel for developers, researchers, and educators

The inevitable has happened.
I have committed myself to giving the first major talk on 101companies (not counting the AOSD 2011 tutorial, which described an early view on the universe).
This outing talk happens to be at the CS Department at University of Nebraska at Omaha, as I will be visiting Victor Winter the next two weeks.

Speaker
:
Ralf Lämmel (University of Koblenz-Landau)

Acknowledgement:
Joint work with Jean-Marie Favre, Thomas Schmorleiz, and Andrei Varanovich.

Title:
Technical space travel for developers, researchers, and educators

Abstract:
A technical space is a technology and community context in computer science and information technology. For example, the technical space of XMLware deals with data representation in XML, data modeling with XML schema, and data processing with XQuery, XSLT, DOM, and LINQ to XML. Likewise, the technical space of tableware deals with data representation in a relational database, data modeling according to the relational model or the ER model, and data processing with SQL and friends. There are various other, not necessarily orthogonal technical spaces: Javaware, grammarware, objectware, lambdaware, serviceware, etc. How can we easily travel between spaces such that software products may involve multiple spaces? How can we deal reasonably with the plethora of technologies and languages in computer science and information technology? How can we profoundly experience the universe in a scientifically and educationally relevant manner? We approach these questions in the emerging 101companies project for space-traveling developers, researchers, and educators on the grounds of a wiki, a source-code repository, and an ontology.

Slides: [.pdf]

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