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The Role of Empirical Study in Software Engineering

Victor R. Basili
2006 2006 30th Annual IEEE/NASA Software Engineering Workshop  
Software engineering is an engineering discipline • We need to understand products, processes, and the relationship between them (we assume there is one) • We need to experiment (human-based studies),  ...  analyze, and synthesize that knowledge • We need to package (model) that knowledge for use and evolution • Recognizing these needs changes how we think, what we do, what is important 3  ...  Mid-process iterations concentrated on usability: -usability problems, results due to individual steps in the context of small systems in actual development.  ... 
doi:10.1109/sew.2006.34 dblp:conf/sew/Basili06 fatcat:dhymsacldjap3oc3g7vvwuxeja

Development of a computational tool for materials design

Shuang-Lin Chen, Wei-Sheng Cao, Fan Zhang, Chuan Zhang, Jun Zhu, Jie-Yu Zhang
2013 Advances in Manufacturing  
On the basis of Pandat TM software for multicomponent phase diagram calculation, the new tool is designed in an integrated workspace and is targeted to understand the composition-processing-structure-property  ...  An integrated modeling tool coupling thermodynamic calculation and kinetic simulation of multicomponent alloys is developed under the framework of integrated computational materials engineering.  ...  calculated diffusion path with experimental data on the isotherm of Ni-Al-Cr ternary system at 1,200°CFig. 11Comparison of simulated concentration profiles with experimental data [8] for the Ni-22Al-30Pt  ... 
doi:10.1007/s40436-013-0021-6 fatcat:qoq6arzlqzha3fku46jqwdvlkq

AnaBioPlus: a new package for parameter estimation and simulation of bioprocesses

C. M. Oliveira, C. D. F. Jesus, L. V. S. Ceneviva, F. H. Silva, A. J. G. Cruz, C. B. B. Costa, A. C. Badino
2017 Brazilian Journal of Chemical Engineering  
OptimusFerm allows the analysis of experimental batch cultivation data sets in order to estimate parameters of kinetic models by means of a differential evolution method.  ...  This paper presents the AnaBioPlus software package, which was developed for teaching and research purposes concerning the analysis of bioreactors.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The authors acknowledge the support provided by CTBE (Brazilian Bioethanol Science and Technology Laboratory, Brazil), DEQ/UFSCar (Chemical Engineering Department, São Carlos Federal University  ... 
doi:10.1590/0104-6632.20170344s20150673 fatcat:exij2tasjfgpnnhhiyywxg524q

The New Software for Research and the Modelling of Grown-in Microdefects in Dislocation-Free Silicon Single Crystals

Vitalyi Igorevich Talanin
2018 Engineering and Applied Sciences  
As a virtual experimental device for research and the modelling of grown-in microdefects formation in dislocation-free silicon single crystals the software is proposed.  ...  The software is built on the basis on diffusion model of grown-in microdefects formation and allows the use of computer to investigate the defect structure of silicon monocrystals with a diameter up to  ...  This technique allows you to replace the experimental studies of the structure with adequate theoretical studies, so the software developed on the basis of the proposed method will be a new virtual experimental  ... 
doi:10.11648/j.eas.20180301.11 fatcat:zfwrnyxjyza2regq3s4bk7x44a

The past, present, and future of experimental software engineering

Victor Robert Basili
2006 Journal of the Brazilian Computer Society  
This paper gives a 40 year overview of the evolution of experimental software engineering, from the past to the future, from a personal perspective.  ...  My hypothesis is that my work followed the evolution of the field.  ...  INTRODUCTION For ISESE 2007, Claes Wohlin and José Carlos Maldonado asked me to take a 40 year perspective on the evolution of experimental software engineering, from the past to the future.  ... 
doi:10.1007/bf03194492 fatcat:ow4fzvu26rbmjm2djejvg5z7xu

The past, present, and future of experimental software engineering

Victor Robert Basili
2006 Journal of the Brazilian Computer Society  
This paper gives a 40 year overview of the evolution of experimental software engineering, from the past to the future, from a personal perspective.  ...  My hypothesis is that my work followed the evolution of the field.  ...  INTRODUCTION For ISESE 2007, Claes Wohlin and José Carlos Maldonado asked me to take a 40 year perspective on the evolution of experimental software engineering, from the past to the future.  ... 
doi:10.1590/s0104-65002006000400002 fatcat:nyxfvfs7rbgelc7gvpe6qa35za

Usability Evaluation of Domain-Specific Languages

Ankica Bariic, Vasco Amaral, Miguel Goulao
2012 2012 Eighth International Conference on the Quality of Information and Communications Technology  
We argue that a systematic approach based on User Interface experimental validation techniques should be used to assess the impact of new DSLs.  ...  The purpose of this proposal is to contribute to the systematic activity of Software Language Engineering by focusing at the issue of the Usability evaluation of DSLs.  ...  In Software Engineering, a controlled experiment can be defined as "a randomized experiment or quasi-experiment in which individuals or teams (the experimental units) conduct one or more Software Engineering  ... 
doi:10.1109/quatic.2012.63 dblp:conf/quatic/BarisicAG12 fatcat:6b44hxyha5hmhfuwyjamjrw4m4

A Personal Perspective on the Evolution of Empirical Software Engineering [chapter]

Victor R. Basili
2013 Perspectives on the Future of Software Engineering  
This paper offers a four-decade overview of the evolution of empirical software engineering from a personal perspective.  ...  I use examples from my own work as I feel that work followed the evolution of the field and is representative of the thinking at various points in time.  ...  But I have had the good fortune to work with many exceptional people who should all be considered as co-authors of this paper.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-37395-4_17 dblp:conf/birthday/Basili13 fatcat:dgepqi2oergkfddafn2ppmzrom

The Evolution of Continuous Experimentation in Software Product Development: From Data to a Data-Driven Organization at Scale

Aleksander Fabijan, Pavel Dmitriev, Helena Holmstrom Olsson, Jan Bosch
2017 2017 IEEE/ACM 39th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE)  
In this paper, and based on an exhaustive and collaborative case study research in a large software-intense company with highly developed experimentation culture, we present the evolution process of moving  ...  With our contribution, we aim to provide guidance to practitioners on how to develop and scale continuous experimentation in software organizations with the purpose of becoming data-driven at scale.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT We wish to thank Brian Frasca, Ronny Kohavi and others at Microsoft that provided the input for and feedback on this research.  ... 
doi:10.1109/icse.2017.76 dblp:conf/icse/FabijanDOB17 fatcat:wzitigxflvhrlefwt63ispla3u

Reverse engineering

Hausi A. Müller, Jens H. Jahnke, Dennis B. Smith, Margaret-Anne Storey, Scott R. Tilley, Kenny Wong
2000 Proceedings of the conference on The future of Software engineering - ICSE '00  
His research interests indude software evolution, program understanding, reverse engineering tools, and software integration.  ...  Her research interests include experimental software engineering, program understanding, human-computer interaction, information visualization and graph drawing. Dr. Dennis B.  ...  Section 2 concentrates on code reverse engineering, which has been the main focus of attention in this field over the past decade.  ... 
doi:10.1145/336512.336526 dblp:conf/icse/MullerJSSTW00 fatcat:235pls4exfesrlchloysfppwma

Evaluating The Quality In Use Of Domain-Specific Languages In An Agile Way

Ankica Barišić
2013 Zenodo  
The goal of this research is to contribute to the systematic activity of software language engineering by focusing on the issue of quality in use evaluation of DSLs, in which design decisions are validated  ...  This fosters the development of Domain-Specific Languages (DSLs) that are claimed to bring important productivity improvements to software developers.  ...  Experimental model outlines the activities needed to perform an experimental evaluation of a software engineering claim, following the scientific method.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.889790 fatcat:vdtog7acbjhz7kkvkeohysemcq

Smartphone-based biosensing platform evolution: Implementation of electrochemical analysis capabilities

Francois Patou, Maria Dimaki, Winnie E. Svendsen, Claus Kjagaard, Jan Madsen
2016 2016 10th International Symposium on Medical Information and Communication Technology (ISMICT)  
We implement electrochemical capabilities on our platform prototype and carry out cyclic voltammetry to measure dopamine concentrations over several orders of magnitude.  ...  We demonstrate how reengineering efforts can be confined to the mobile-software layer and illustrate some of the benefits of building evolvable systems.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT This project is a part of the EU Marie Curie Initial Training Networks (ITN) Biomedical engineering for cancer and brain disease diagnosis and therapy development: EngCaBra.  ... 
doi:10.1109/ismict.2016.7498881 dblp:conf/ismict/PatouDSKM16 fatcat:63or4qudljg3zjob4qznldcx4a

Experimental Verification of a Software for Simulation of Heating Metallic Parts in Solar Furnaces

Maria Stoicănescu, Department of Materials Science, Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering, Transilvania University of Brasov, Eroilor 29, 500036, Brasov, Romania, stoican.m@unitbv.ro, Aurel Crișan, Mihai Alin Pop, Ioan Ciobanu, Department of Materials Science, Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering, Transilvania University of Brasov, Eroilor 29, 500036, Brasov, Romania, crisan.a@unitbv.ro, Department of Materials Science, Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering, Transilvania University of Brasov, Eroilor 29, 500036, Brasov, Romania, mihai.pop@unitbv.ro, Department of Materials Science, Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering, Transilvania University of Brasov, Eroilor 29, 500036, Brasov, Romania, ciobanu_i_bv@yahoo.com
2018 RECENT - REzultatele CErcetărilor Noastre Tehnice  
Lately, experimental research has been carried out on the use of concentrated energy solar furnaces for the thermic processing of materials.  ...  It is concluded that the software can be used to simulate on the computer the working parameters of the concentrated power flow solar furnaces for the thermic processing of some metallic parts (e.g. heat  ...  A steel sample was heated in a concentrated power solar furnace. The temperature evolution was measured at various points with thermocouples and pyrometers.  ... 
doi:10.31926/recent.2018.55.077 fatcat:5j77qsmhb5fwpo75v4eak2kpwm

UNDERSTANDING SOFTWARE SYSTEMS USING REVERSE ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY [chapter]

HAUSI A. MÜLLER, KENNY WONG, SCOTT R. TILLEY
1995 Object-Oriented Technology for Database and Software Systems  
Software engineering research has focused primarily on software construction, neglecting software maintenance and evolution. Observed is a shift in research from synthesis to analysis.  ...  This process is concerned with the analysis of existing software systems to make them more understandable for maintenance, re-engineering, and evolution purposes.  ...  Experimental software engineering should concentrate on software evolution. The development of software evolution strategies is a great challenge|and a great opportunity.  ... 
doi:10.1142/9789812831163_0016 fatcat:spiotvomffc7xffooyb7cieb5y

Page 107 of Journal of Research and Practice in Information Technology Vol. 24, Issue 3 [page]

1992 Journal of Research and Practice in Information Technology  
Thus our curriculum is focussed on educating software engineers through a mixture of Computer Science funda- mentals, controlled Software Engineering practice in project units, and uncontrolled commercial  ...  are the following key goals for our students, who should: — develop adequate technical competence in analysis, design and programming — understand key Software Engineering concepts — develop interpersonal  ... 
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