Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Ivar Jacobson, Roly Stimson
    Pages 37-58 Open Access
  3. Leon J. Osterweil
    Pages 59-76 Open Access
  4. Richard N. Taylor
    Pages 77-89 Open Access
  5. Alfred Bröckers
    Pages 91-105 Open Access
  6. Harald Gall, Carol Alexandru, Adelina Ciurumelea, Giovanni Grano, Christoph Laaber, Sebastiano Panichella et al.
    Pages 137-168 Open Access
  7. Wilhelm Hasselbring
    Pages 169-184 Open Access
  8. Klaus Pohl, Andreas Metzger
    Pages 185-201 Open Access
  9. Oliver Kautz, Alexander Roth, Bernhard Rumpe
    Pages 221-236 Open Access

About this book


This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.

This book includes contributions by leading researchers and industry thought leaders on various topics related to the essence of software engineering and their application in industrial projects. It offers a broad overview of research findings dealing with current practical software engineering issues and also pointers to potential future developments.

Celebrating the 20th anniversary of adesso AG, adesso gathered some of the pioneers of software engineering including Manfred Broy, Ivar Jacobson and Carlo Ghezzi at a special symposium,  where they presented their thoughts about latest software engineering research and which are part of this book. This way it offers readers a concise overview of the essence of software engineering, providing valuable insights into the latest methodological research findings and adesso’s experience applying these results in real-world projects.


Open Access Software Engineering Software Development Software Processes Software Architectures Software Management

Editors and affiliations

  • Volker Gruhn
    • 1
  • Rüdiger Striemer
    • 2
  1. 1.The Ruhr Institute for Software TechnologyUniversity of Duisburg-EssenEssenGermany
  2. 2.adesso AGBerlinGermany

About the editors

Prof. Dr. Volker Gruhn holds the Chair for Software Engineering at the University of Duisburg-Essen. His research focus is on methods for industrial software engineering, as well as the effects of digital transformation on enterprises. He co-founded adesso AG in 1997 and is chairman of the supervisory board today.

Dr. Rüdiger Striemer was a member of the executive board of adesso AG from 2001 to 2015, and is today responsible for the software development at adesso’s national companies in Switzerland, Austria and Turkey.

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