Experimental Software Engineering Issues: Critical Assessment and Future Directions

International Workshop Dagstuhl Castle, Germany, September 14–18, 1992 Proceedings

  • Editors
  • H. Dieter Rombach
  • Victor R. Basili
  • Richard W. Selby
Conference proceedings

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 706)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. William W. Agresti
    Pages 13-16
  3. Walter F. Tichy
    Pages 30-32
  4. Norman Fenton
    Pages 60-61
  5. Nazim H. Madhavji, John Botsford, Tilmann F. W. Bruckhaus, Khaled El Emam
    Pages 67-72
  6. Warren Harrison
    Pages 107-110

About these proceedings


We have only begun to understand the experimental nature of software engineering, the role of empirical studies and measurement within software engineering, and the mechanisms needed to apply them successfully. This volume presents the proceedings of a workshop whose purpose was to gather those members of the software engineering community who support an engineering approach based upon empirical studies to provide an interchange of ideas and paradigms for research. The papers in the volume are grouped into six parts corresponding to the workshop sessions: The experimental paradigm in software engineering; Objectives and context of measurement/experimentation; Procedures and mechanisms for measurement/experimentation; Measurement-based modeling; packaging for reuse/reuse of models; and technology transfer, teaching and training. Each part opens with a keynote paper and ends with a discussion summary. The workshop served as an important event in continuing to strengthen empirical software engineering as a major subdiscipline ofsoftware engineering. The deep interactions and important accomplishments from the meeting documented in these proceedings have helped identify key issues in moving software engineering as a whole towards a true engineering discipline.


Empirical Studies Empirische Studien Experimental Software Engineering Experimentelles Software Engineering Simulation Software Engineering Software Models Software Process Software Rense Software-Prozeß Software-Wiederverwendung Softwaremodelle complexity design modeling

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-57092-6
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-57092-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-47903-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349
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