Soumya Simanta

Key Responsibilities

Soumya is a member of the System of Systems Engineering team within the System of Systems Practice (SoSP) Initiative. His current research is focused on system of systems engineering, service-oriented architectures, modernization of legacy systems, grid architectures, and evaluating current technologies that support integration and interoperability between systems.
His current projects include

  • Guidelines for Engineering Systems of Systems
  • Migration of Legacy Systems to Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) Environments
  • Evaluation of Technologies for Interoperability using T-Checks
  • Guidelines for Development of SOA-Based Systems

Professional Background

Before coming to the SEI, Soumya did software design and development in the finance and telecom domains, working for one of Indias largest software companies. Soumya holds a Bachelor in Electronics Engineering from Sambalpur University and a Master in Software Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.

Publications (recent or significant)

  • Lewis, Grace; Morris, Ed; Simanta, Soumya; and Wrage, Lutz. Why Standards Are Not Enough to Guarantee End-to-End Interoperability. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on COTS-Based Software Systems (ICCBSS 2008). February 2008.
  • Technical Note - T-Check in Technologies for Interoperability: Web Services and Security--Single Sign-On - Wrage, Lutz; Simanta, Soumya; Lewis, Grace A.; and Jaspan, Saul - CMU/SEI-2008-TN-026 - January 2008.
  • Technical Note - T-Check for Technologies for Interoperability: Open Grid Services Architecture (OGSA)--Part 1 - Simanta, Soumya; Wrage, Lutz; and Lewis, Grace -CMU/SEI-2007-TN-016 - April 2007.
  • Lewis, Grace A; Morris, Edwin; Smith, Dennis B.; Simanta, Soumya; and Wrage, Lutz. Common Misconceptions About Service-Oriented Architecture. CrossTalk - Working As A Team. November 2007.
  • Lewis, Grace; Morris, Ed; Simanta, Soumya; Smith, Dennis; and Wrage, Lutz. SMART: Analyzing the Reuse Potential of Legacy Components in a Service- Oriented Architecture Environment. Proceedings of the 2007 AIAA Infotech@Aerospace Conference. May 2007.


System of Systems Practice (SoSP)


  • BS, Electrical Engineering,
  • MS, Software Engineering

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