Prof.Dr. Bedir Tekinerdoğan
Chair Information Technology GroupWageningen University
Wageningen, The Netherlands
Software Engineering Challenges in Industry 4.0
The rapid progress and evolution of computing with smart devices that can be connected over an advanced IT infrastructure with internet services has led to a world in which ubiquitous computing has become a reality. The massive digitization and interconnection of devices will bring about a radical transformation of the world in which we live and work. We are now witnessing the start of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, or Industry 4.0, in which the physical world and the virtual world (cyberspace) is being more and more converged in the form of Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS). Cyber-physical systems monitor physical systems, communicate and cooperate with each other and with human beings in real time, and make decentralized intelligent decisions. Traditionally, the enabling force behind intelligence is the software that operates and controls the overall system. With Industry 4.0 the role of software, and herewith software engineering, has gained even further momentum and become a critical core competence for developing and maintaining smart interconnected systems. In this talk I will briefly present the transitions from Industry 1.0 to Industry 4.0, and discuss the role of software engineering and the challenges in Industry 4.0.
Bedir Tekinerdoğan is full professor and chairholder of the Information Technology group at Wageningen University in The Netherlands. He received his MSc degree and a PhD degree in Computer Science from the University of Twente in The Netherlands. Until 2008 he was a faculty member at University of Twente, after which he joined Bilkent University until the end of 2014. At Bilkent University he has founded and led the Bilkent Software Engineering Group with the goal to foster research and education on software engineering in Turkey.
He graduated more than 45 MSc students, supervised around 20 PhD students and developed more than 15 academic computer science courses. He has also been very active in scientific conferences and organized more than 50 conferences/workshops on important software engineering research topics.
He has around 25 years of experience in software engineering research and education. He has been active in many national and international research and consultancy projects with various large software companies including, among others, Philips, Siemens, Thales, ASML, Aselsan, Havelsan, Meteksan, TAI, Cybersoft, Tubitak, SSM, Elektromed, and Vestel.
He is the steering committee chair of the Turkish Software Architecture Design Conferences, and steering committee member of the European Conference on Software Architecture Design. His current research at Wageningen University concerns smart system of systems engineering, with an emphasis on software engineering and information technology.
More details can be found on his LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/