Vor­trag von Dr. Alan Kay (View­points Re­search In­sti­tute, USA) am 16. Ju­li: Com­plic­a­tions vs. Com­plex­ity in Com­put­ing

Am 16. Juli 2012 hält Dr. Alan Kay vom Viewpoints Research Institut, USA, einen Vortrag zum Thema "Complications vs. Complexity in Computing". Der Vortrag gehört zum aktuell laufenden Informatikkolloquium in diesem Semester.

Abstract: If we look at a huge software system of more than 100,000,000 lines of code and think that the problem couldn't possibly be that complicated, then we are encountering the difference between "complication" (something we humans do and perceive) and "complexity" (something that is intrinsic to situations and problems).

In a perfect world we would like the "complications" to be similar to the actual "complexity" (maybe within a factor of two), and we certainly would not like the factors of 100s and 1000s difference between the two that is found in so many systems made by vendors and companies. The differences for understanding, creation, reformulation and costs are qualitative. This talk shows examples of how the complexity of large systems can be separated from the complications to result in tiny understandable and changeable systems.

Das Kolloquium findet um 16.00 Uhr im Hörsaal O0.207 statt. Alle Interessierten sind herzlich willkommen! Bei Rückfragen wenden Sie sich bitte an Frau Höfer, Institut für Informatik, Telefon: 05251/60-3341, E-Mail: hoefer@upb.de

Foto: Dr. Alan Kay vom Viewpoint Research Institut, USA.
Foto: Dr. Alan Kay vom Viewpoint Research Institut, USA.