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Software and Systems


The mission of the Software and Systems Division (SSD) is to work with industry, academia and other government agencies to accelerate the development and adoption of correct, reliable, testable software, leading to increased trust and confidence in deployed software; promulgate methods to develop better standards and testing tools for today's software infrastructures and tomorrow's next-generation software systems; advance the state of the art of software testing by developing scientifically rigorous, breakthrough techniques to automatically generate tests that are cheaper to develop and more comprehensive; lead efforts for conformance testing, especially at the early stage of standards development; develop integrated test environments to coalesce systems; facilitates the transfer of these activities and technologies into national infrastructures and commercial sectors." -- SSD Division Chief


  • Ram D. Sriram gave a keynote talk entitled "Internet of Everything: IoT, CCPS, and SNSS" at the International Conference on Internet of Things and Applications (http://www.iota2016.org/) on January 23, 2016. He was also a guest of honor for the Inaugural Session, held on January 22, 2016.

  • ITL's Software and Systems Division tools in use by the UK - The UK OpenTest network recently started using Healthcare IT test tools from the Software and Systems Division to test Cross Enterprise Document Sharing (XDS) profiles and standards for their National Healthcare System (NHS). NHS is the national healthcare system supporting 64.1 million people in the UK. OpenTest is the Development and Test resource for NHS Organizations and their suppliers. As an initial step they will be using the ITL/SSD tooling to support a public demonstration at eHealth Week in June in Amsterdam. These tools have been developed by the Software and Systems Division in support of the industry effort, Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE), an international organization supporting healthcare IT interoperability.
  • John Messina, Senior Member of the Cloud Computing Program at NIST discusses "The Beneficial Roles of Standards in Cloud Computing" [Available from Computer.org in HD]
Conferences and Events

General Information:
Ram Sriram, Division Chief
301-975-3262 Telephone
301-975-6097 Facsimile

100 Bureau Drive, M/S 8970
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8970