Co-knowledge Acquisition of Software Organizations and Academia

  • Dirk Draheim
  • Gerald Weber
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3096)


In this workshop contribution we discuss general conditions for a lightweight approach to collaborative learning of software engineering organizations and academia. Knowledge acquisition is a cornerstone in both professional and academic activities. However goals and driving forces are different in industry and academia. Therefore concepts can be perceived differently in professional and academic learning processes. Co-knowledge acquisition is capable to mitigate the gap that stems from different views. It is amenable to clarify misconceptions that are risk factors. We argue that it is sufficient to employ a lightweight cooperation between software organizations and academia in order to be beneficial for both. However, we argue that this cooperation should be targeted and between equals.


Collaborative Learning Software Project Engineering Organization Software Organization Capability Maturity Model 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dirk Draheim
    • 1
  • Gerald Weber
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Computer ScienceFreie Universität BerlinBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceThe University of AucklandAucklandNew Zealand

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