Perspectives on the Future of Software Engineering, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 364237395X
  • ISBN-13: 9783642373954
  • DDC: 005.1
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 366 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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The dependence on quality software in all areas of life is what makes software engineering a key discipline for today's society. Thus, over the last few decades it has been increasingly recognized that it is particularly important to demonstrate the value of software engineering methods in real-world environments, a task which is the focus of empirical software engineering. One of the leading protagonists of this discipline worldwide is Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Dieter Rombach, who dedicated his entire career to empirical software engineering. For his many important contributions to the field he has received numerous awards and recognitions, including the U.S. National Science Foundation's Presidential Young Investigator Award and the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany. He is a Fellow of both the ACM and the IEEE Computer Society. This book, published in honor of his 60th birthday, is dedicated to Dieter Rombach and his contributions to software engineering in general, as well as to empirical software engineering in particular.  This book presents invited contributions from a number of the most internationally renowned software engineering researchers like Victor Basili, Barry Boehm, Manfred Broy, Carlo Ghezzi, Michael Jackson, Leon Osterweil, and, of course, by Dieter Rombach himself. Several key experts from the Fraunhofer IESE, the institute founded and led by Dieter Rombach, also contributed to the book. The contributions summarize some of the most important trends in software engineering today and outline a vision for the future of the field. The book is structured into three main parts. The first part focuses on the classical foundations of software engineering, such as notations, architecture, and processes, while the second addresses empirical software engineering in particular as the core field of Dieter Rombach's contributions. Finally, the third part discusses a broad vision for the future of software engineering.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Ohter Frontmatter.
1: Empirical Software Engineering Models: Can They Become the Equivalent of Physical Laws in Traditional Engineering?.
2: Software Development: Notation, Architecture, and Process.
3: Domain Modeling and Domain Engineering: Key Tasks in Requirements Engineering.
4: Towards Agile Verification.
5: On Model-Based Software Development.
6: From Software Systems to Complex Software Ecosystems: Model- and Constraint-Based Engineering of Ecosystems.
7: A Safety Roadmap to Cyber-Physical Systems.
8: Modeling Complex Information Systems.
9: Continuous Process Improvement.
10: Empirical Research and Studies.
11: Paths to Software Engineering Evidence.
12: An Evidence Profile for Software Engineering Research and Practice.
13: Challenges of Evaluating the Quality of Software Engineering Experiments.
14: Technical Debt: Showing the Way for Better Transfer of Empirical Results.
15: An Empirical Investigation of the Component-Based Performance Prediction Method Palladio.
16: Can We Trust Software Repositories?.
17: Empirical Practice in Software Engineering.
18: Visions on the Future of Software Engineering as a Discipline.
19: What Is Software? The Role of Empirical Methods in Answering the Question.
20: A Personal Perspective on the Evolution of Empirical Software Engineering.
21: Moving Toward Evidence-Based Software Production.
22: Skating to Where the Puck is Going: Future Systems and Software Engineering Opportunities and Challenges.
23: Formalism and Intuition in Software Engineering.
24: Education of Software Engineers.
25: Integrated Software Process and Product Lines.