Claude Y. Laporte

Claude Y. Laporte
Adjunct Professor
Department of Software and IT Engineering
Claude Y Laporte is a Professor at the École de technologie supérieure (ETS) an engineering school of the Université du Québec network of institutions. He teaches graduate and undergraduate software engineering courses. He did his undergraduate studies at the Collège Militaire Royal de St-Jean (Canadian Military College). He received his Master in Applied Sciences from the Electrical and Computer Engineering department of École Polytechnique de Montréal in 1986. In 1980, he received his Master in Physics (computerized instrumentation) from the Université de Montréal. He completed a Ph.D., under the supervision of Dr. J. Tisseau, Director of the National Engineering School of Brest (ENIB) of the Université de Bretagne Occidentale (UBO).

He received a Doctor Honoris Causa from the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture of the Universidad de San Martin de Porres (Lima, Peru).

In 1989, he instigated the development of a software engineering center modeled on the Software Engineering Institute. This lead to the establishment of the Applied Software Engineering Center (ASEC) of the Computer Research Institute of Montreal (CRIM).

Between 1978 and 1991, he was professor at the Royal Military College (Saint-Jean), a Military university of the Department of National Defence. He was tasked in 1988, as a project manager, to lead the development of a graduate program in software engineering for the Department of National Defence.

From 1992 to 1999, he worked at Oerlikon Aerospace (now Rheinmetall Defence) as a senior analyst responsible to coordinate the development and deployment of software and systems engineering processes and management processes.

He participates, as an Affiliate of the Software Engineering Institute, to the project Improving Processes for Small Settings. He co-founded and chaired the Montréal Software Process Improvement Network (SPIN). SPINs are sponsored by the Software Engineering Institute. His interests include the development and deployment of software and systems engineering processes, process assessment, software quality and the management of technological changes.

He is a life member of the IEEE Computer Society (IEEE), the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) and the Project Management Institute (PMI).

He has been an invited professor at the French University of Brest (Université de Bretagne Occidentale) and at the Chiang Mai University of Thailand.

On October 16th, 2013, he was apppointed Doctor Honoris Causa by the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture of the Universidad de San Martin de Porres of Lima (Peru).

He is co-author, with Professor Alain April of ETS, of two textbooks about software quality assurance. These books are published by Hermes-Lavoisier: L’assurance qualité logicielle 1- Concepts de base, Hermes-Lavoisier, Paris, 2011, ISBN : 978-2-7462-3147-4, 386 pages. Available in Canada from SomabecL`assurance qualité logicielle 2 - Processus de support, Hermes-Lavoisier, Paris, 2011, ISBN : 978-2-7462-3222-8, 384 pages. Available from Somabec.

He is co-author of a French book about Systems Engineering published by Cépaduès in June 2017.


He is co-author, with Professor Alain April, of a 624-page textbook in English published in December 2017 about Software Quality Assurance.

Table of Contents and Introduction.


Since 2005, he is the Project Editor of an ISO Working Group, Working Group 24, of ISO/SC7/JTC1. The working group has been mandated to develop the ISO/IEC 29110 series of Systems engineering and Software engineering standards for Very Small Entities (organizations with up to 25 people). He also represented the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) at Working Group 20 of JTC1/ISO/SC7. Working Group 20 has developed a standard for the international certification of software engineering professionals. He has been the ISO co-project editor of the Guide to the Software Engineering Body of Knowledge (SWEBOK Guide).

Contact info

Office: A-4466
Phone: 514 396-8800, poste 7621
Fax: 514 396-8405