Software and Systems Division
The Software and Systems Division is one of seven technical divisions in the Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The mission of the division 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.
The division covers 4 major topic areas:
- Interoperability / Conformance Testing
- Software Identification and Quality Metrics
- Software-Based Measurements
On March 2, Ram D. Sriram, Chief of ITL’s Software and Systems Division, gave a Distinguished Visitor Talk entitled "Transforming Health Care Through IoT and Omics Revolutions" at the Ohio Center of Excellence in Knowledge-enabled Computing (Kno.e.sis) at Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio.