Perspectives on the Future of Software Engineering

Essays in Honor of Dieter Rombach

Editors: Münch, Jürgen, Schmid, Klaus (Eds.)

  • Summarizes the current state of the art in software engineering, and also outlines a vision for the field’s future
  • Contributions written by the most renowned and authoritative researchers in the field
  • Special emphasis is placed on empirical methods that prove the benefit of software engineering techniques
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About this book

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.

About the authors

Jürgen Münch is a Professor of Software Systems Engineering at the Department of Computer Science, the University of Helsinki, Finland. His main areas of research are software measurement, qualitative and quantitative modeling of software products and processes, and software quality assurance. Münch has received several scientific awards, including the FiDiPro award (endowed with €1,900,000).

Klaus Schmid is a Professor of Software Engineering at the University of Hildesheim, Germany. His main research areas are product line engineering, adaptive systems and requirements engineering. He has published more than 80 peer-reviewed articles, served in numerous roles in the scientific community such as program chair and general chair of key conferences, and is a research fellow at the Software Engineering Center, NIPA, South Korea.

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From the reviews:

“This is a valuable contribution to the software engineering literature. … whether you are a young software engineer or a seasoned software academic, this would be a worthwhile investment.” (Birol Aygün, Computing Reviews, January, 2014)


Table of contents (22 chapters)

  • Empirical Software Engineering Models: Can They Become the Equivalent of Physical Laws in Traditional Engineering?

    Rombach, Dieter

    Pages 1-12

  • Domain Modeling and Domain Engineering: Key Tasks in Requirements Engineering

    Broy, Manfred

    Pages 15-30

  • Towards Agile Verification

    Ghezzi, Carlo (et al.)

    Pages 31-47

  • On Model-Based Software Development

    Heitmeyer, Constance L. (et al.)

    Pages 49-60

  • From Software Systems to Complex Software Ecosystems: Model- and Constraint-Based Engineering of Ecosystems

    Rausch, Andreas (et al.)

    Pages 61-80

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eBook $109.00
price for USA (gross)
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  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-37394-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover n/a
  • ISBN 978-3-642-43709-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Perspectives on the Future of Software Engineering
Book Subtitle
Essays in Honor of Dieter Rombach
Editors
  • Jürgen Münch
  • Klaus Schmid
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-37395-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-37395-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-37394-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-43709-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 366
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