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Ernst Denert Award for Software Engineering 2019

Practice Meets Foundations

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  • Presents an overview of the six best theses in software engineering nominated for the Ernst Denert Award in 2019
  • Describes key findings of the respective works and shows their relevance and applicability to industrial software engineering projects
  • Provides information on how to apply state-of-the-art software engineering methods in daily practice

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About this book

This open access book provides an overview of the dissertations of the five nominees for the Ernst Denert Award for Software Engineering in 2019. The prize, kindly sponsored by the Gerlind & Ernst Denert Stiftung, is awarded for excellent work within the discipline of Software Engineering, which includes methods, tools and procedures for better and efficient development of high quality software. An essential requirement for the nominated work is its applicability and usability in industrial practice.

The book contains five papers describing the works by Sebastian Baltes (U Trier) on Software Developers’Work Habits and Expertise, Timo Greifenberg’s thesis on Artefaktbasierte Analyse modellgetriebener Softwareentwicklungsprojekte, Marco Konersmann’s (U Duisburg-Essen) work on Explicitly Integrated Architecture, Marija Selakovic’s (TU Darmstadt) research about Actionable Program Analyses for Improving Software Performance, and Johannes Späth’s (Paderborn U)thesis on Synchronized Pushdown Systems for Pointer and Data-Flow Analysis – which actually won the award.

The chapters describe key findings of the respective works, show their relevance and applicability to practice and industrial software engineering projects, and provide additional information and findings that have only been discovered afterwards, e.g. when applying the results in industry. This way, the book is not only interesting to other researchers, but also to industrial software professionals who would like to learn about the application of state-of-the-art methods in their daily work.

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Table of contents (7 chapters)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Computer Science, University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria

    Michael Felderer

  • Department of Computer Science, Kiel University, Kiel, Germany

    Wilhelm Hasselbring

  • Corporate Research, ABB, Ladenburg, Germany

    Heiko Koziolek

  • Institute of Computer Science, Technical University Munich, Garching, Germany

    Florian Matthes

  • Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany

    Lutz Prechelt

  • Program Structures and Data Organization, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany

    Ralf Reussner

  • Software Engineering, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany

    Bernhard Rumpe

  • Software Engineering and Automotive Informatics, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany

    Ina Schaefer

About the editors

The editors consist of the scientific jury responsible for the selection of the nominees and the winner of the Ernst Denert Award for Software Engineering 2019. The book is edited in commitment by the Austrian, German and Suisse societies for informatics (GI, OCG, SI).

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Ernst Denert Award for Software Engineering 2019

  • Book Subtitle: Practice Meets Foundations

  • Editors: Michael Felderer, Wilhelm Hasselbring, Heiko Koziolek, Florian Matthes, Lutz Prechelt, Ralf Reussner, Bernhard Rumpe, Ina Schaefer

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  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Computer Science, Computer Science (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2020

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-58616-4Published: 04 December 2020

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-58619-5Published: 15 December 2021

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-58617-1Published: 03 December 2020

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: V, 140

  • Number of Illustrations: 52 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Software Engineering, Software Management, Management of Computing and Information Systems

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