Lifecycle Environments

A Retrospective View of the Contributions of Leon J. Osterweil


Throughout his career, Leon Osterweil has made significant contributions that have impacted the research and state-of-the-practice on development environments. Initially his focus was on programming environments, mostly addressing issues needed to support his work in program analysis. Later his focus expanded to software lifecycle issues, such as flexible component interaction models, efficient system regeneration, and the use of process definitions as the major coordination mechanism to orchestrate the interactions among collections of tools, hardware devices, and human agents. His current research continues to address environment issues, but now the emphasis is on supporting continuous process improvement by providing process languages, execution, simulation, and an assortment of analysis tools for evaluating the effectiveness, safety, and vulnerabilities of processes for a range of domains, from healthcare, to digital government, to scientific workflow.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of MassachusettsAmherstUSA

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