Perspectives on the Future of Software Engineering: Essays by Dieter Rombach (auth.), Jürgen Münch, Klaus Schmid (eds.)

By Dieter Rombach (auth.), Jürgen Münch, Klaus Schmid (eds.)

The dependence on caliber software program in all components of lifestyles is what makes software program engineering a key self-discipline for today’s society. therefore, during the last few a long time it's been more and more famous that it's really vital to illustrate the price of software program engineering tools in real-world environments, a role that's the point of interest of empirical software program engineering. one of many major protagonists of this self-discipline world wide is Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Dieter Rombach, who committed his complete occupation to empirical software program engineering. For his many very important contributions to the sector he has got a variety of awards and recognitions, together with the U.S. nationwide technological know-how Foundation’s Presidential younger Investigator Award and the pass of the Order of advantage of the Federal Republic of Germany. he's a Fellow of either the ACM and the IEEE computing device Society. This ebook, released in honor of his sixtieth birthday, is devoted to Dieter Rombach and his contributions to software program engineering regularly, in addition to to empirical software program engineering particularly.

This e-book provides invited contributions from the various so much the world over well known software program engineering researchers like Victor Basili, Barry Boehm, Manfred Broy, Carlo Ghezzi, Michael Jackson, Leon Osterweil, and, in fact, by means of Dieter Rombach himself. a number of key specialists from the Fraunhofer IESE, the institute based and led through Dieter Rombach, additionally contributed to the publication. The contributions summarize probably the most very important traits in software program engineering at the present time and description a imaginative and prescient for the way forward for the sphere. The ebook is based into 3 major elements. the 1st half makes a speciality of the classical foundations of software program engineering, corresponding to notations, structure, and techniques, whereas the second one addresses empirical software program engineering specifically because the center box of Dieter Rombach’s contributions. eventually, the 3rd half discusses a extensive imaginative and prescient for the way forward for software program engineering.

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