Notice of Annual General Meeting

The Institution’s 2017 AGM will be on Saturday, 13th October, at Boundary House, Boston Road, Hanwell W7 2QE, starting at 12:00 pm.

The AGM is usually a short meeting, its purpose being to fulfill a requirement of the Companies Acts, but all members of the Institution are welcome to attend.

Those wishing to do so are advised to inform the office, so that we can ensure you are admitted to the building.

 

Agenda

 

  1. Receive minutes of the 2016 AGM
  2. Matters arising
  3. Receive President’s overview of the past year
  4. Receive the accounts of the Institution for the year ended 31st May 2017
  5. Reappointment of retiring Council members

 

Active System Control a new book by Igor Schagaev FIAP and Brian Kirk

This book introduces an approach to active system control design and development to improve the properties of our technological systems. It extends concepts of control and data accumulation by explaining how the system model should be organized to improve the properties of the system under consideration. The authors define these properties as reliability, performance and energy-efficiency, and self-adaption. They describe how they bridge the gap between data accumulation and analysis in terms of interpolation with the real physical models when data used for interpretation of the system conditions. The authors introduce a principle of active system control and safety – an approach that explains what a model of a system should have, making computer systems more efficient, a crucial new concern in application domains such as safety critical, embedded and low-power autonomous systems like transport, healthcare, and other dynamic systems with moving substances and elements. On a theoretical level, this book further extends the concept of fault tolerance, introducing a system level of design for improving overall efficiency. On a practical level it illustrates how active system approach might help our systems be self-evolving.

 

For more details see this link https://www.springer.com/gb/book/9783319468129

IAP Symposium 2017 – Improving Software for Society

Improving Software for Society

The IAP’s Symposium “Improving Software for Society” was held again at Kew Gardens on the 7th of September in Cambridge Cottage a great venue for the event. We had members of various grades attending;  some non members and people flying in from Europe and the Middle East for the event.

Our four speakers, Sir Edmund Burton, Ian Bryant, Igor Schagaev and Paul Lynham gave great presentations on the failings in the industry and also what needs to be addressed. This was followed with time for discussion after the symposium over drinks on the terrace prior to lunch.

Following lunch there was time for those attending to explore Kew prior to making their way home.

Members may view the slides used and listen to the presentations by logging into the members area of the site.