Objects, Components, Models and Patterns: 46th International Conference, TOOLS EUROPE 2008, Zurich, Switzerland, June 30 - July 4, 2008. Proceedings

Richard F. Paige (Editor), Bertrand Meyer (Editor)

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Our Digital World is becoming increasingly real (and vice versa), is
being extended to include the physical world, and is growing in size, scope, and
significance apparently on its own trajectory. The elimination of the ancient
boundaries of time, space, location, and organizational structure appear to be
unleashing social and other forces that threaten to disrupt real and automated
systems replacing them with organically evolving digital ecosystems. Yet at the
threshold of these amazing changes do we have the tools to understand, design,
or harness these changes for safety, improvement, innovation, and economic
In ancient times, Hephaestus, the Greek god of technology, devised cunning
machines with which to right transgressions only to find that his machines
aggravated problems that were beyond his understanding.
This talk will briefly review the amazing growth of the Web and of our
increasingly digital world as indicators of two fundamental shifts. We will first
look at the End of the Computing Era and the emergence of the Problem
Solving Era in which the problem owners attempt to solve problems with
increasing realism and complexity aided by technology – not vice versa.
Second, we will examine the emergence of a fundamentally more flexible,
adaptive, and dynamic computing, Computer Science 2.0, and how it might
serve the next generation of problem solving with its pillars of semantic
technologies, service-oriented computing, and the semantic web.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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