QRS 2021 Keynote Speech 3

ICT Software System Reliability Design and New Challenges


During the past decades, ICT software system has been developing from embedded architecture to serverless architecture which accumulates a large amount of software reliability design technology. In this speech, software reliability technology in ICT industry including fault tolerance, fault removal, and fault predication technology will be presented. As ICT system is turning to cloud native whilst its complexity increases, a number of new reliability challenges emerged in the software system therein. In addition, some key industries are in need of higher reliability due to the application of 5G technology for verticals. For example, the probability that the end to end latency is less than a few milliseconds is required to be no less than 99.9999% while the reliability of smart manufacturing systems is concerned. Top challenges in terms of software system reliability in ICT cloud native software systems will be described as well.


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Dr. Xiao Chen China


Xiao Chen is the Chief Software Reliability Expert of Reliability Technology Lab at Huawei, a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices. Dr. Chen is currently leading a corporate-level project “Software Reliability, Fault Tolerance Computing”, and is in charge of the research and innovation of key technologies towards reliability systems. His research also focuses on the dependability theory, virtual technology and cloud computing, etc. He received the PhD degree in Software Engineering from Tongji University, Shanghai, China, and has published more than 20 papers or patents in the field.