SEVO seminar on Software Evolution -
The World is Changing and so are Software Systems,
Thursday 16 March 2006, 10:00-14:00, Simula Research Lab., Fornebu, Oslo.

The costs of evolving and maintaining software systems start even befores the first release is delivered. Approximately 2/3 of software costs are spent on enhancing software programs or repairing them. This means over 30 bill. NOK in Norway per year. But are companies ready for coping with it, or do they understand why and how their systems evolve? Can we predict which (sub)systems are most likely to change?

The SEVO project (Software EVOlution in component-based software engineering) is a Norwegian R&D project at the Department of Computer and Information Science IDI), the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). IDI has a strong tradition in empirical work in collaboration with industry. In SEVO, these experiences will focus on collecting empirical data and analyzing it for understanding the nature and profile of software evolution. The seminar includes presentations from invited guest researchers, as well as reporting own experiences.

The Simula Research Laboratory is located at Martin Linges vei 17, Fornebu, Oslo. Phone 67.828200, Fax 67.828201. See on how to get there.

Program (subject to change):

Registration and questions: send an email with your name, affiliation, address, phone and email to or phone 970.93931.


See also home page of SEVO project at

Edited by Parastoo Mohagheghi and Reidar Conradi, 19 Feb. 2006.