Inaugural software engineering conference set to attract senior academics to Bristol

Published on: 17th September 2014

High-value innovation and engineering company Altran, which recently opened a second office in Bristol, is sponsoring a brand new conference that will take place at the Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel on Thursday 23rd October. Over 100 delegates, including senior software engineers and academics, are expected to attend the conference that will provide insights into safe and secure programming standards, techniques and processes.

High Integrity Software 2014 (HIS 2014) will feature keynote speeches from leading international software experts and include perspectives from across the space, automotive, security, medical and avionics industries. Harold Thimbleby, Professor of Computer Science at Swansea University and Martyn Thomas, Vice-President at the Royal Academy of Engineering will both give keynote presentations to lead the delegate discussions on the day.

The comprehensive conference programme will include talks based around four main themes – Languages and Technologies, Software Security, Software Safety and Applications – with attendees selecting the subjects that are most appropriate to their interests. It will provide a forum for sharing information about key challenges and recent developments in high integrity software engineering and will explore the profound consequences that the failure of software-based systems can have for both individuals and companies.

Neil White, Head of Engineering at Altran UK, stated, “In our increasingly connected world, High Integrity Systems are permeating every part of our lives. Building and assuring the software within these systems demands dedicated tooling and skills. As one of the UK’s leading cities for technological innovation, we are pleased to bring this inaugural event to Bristol in order to provide an excellent opportunity for sharing this knowledge.”

Registration is now open for High Integrity Software 2014. The conference will be accompanied by an exhibition that will enable delegates to meet with a number of key product and services vendors involved in a range of high integrity software domains across the systems development lifecycle. To find out more about High Integrity Software 2014, visit