Issue 1 • January 1987
Cited by: Papers (2)
This paper discusses the problem of understanding and measuring quality in complex systems which include hardware and software. Using general systems concepts, a schematic model of quality is proposed and its use illustrated. The paper concludes by discussion of the problems involved with the use of the schematic model in developing the specific quality models required in the software and systems ... View full abstract»
To support the evolutionary development of information systems in decentralised organisations new tools and ways of organising information systems activities are required. A communications environment which enables co-operation and co-ordination between separate sub-units of an organisation is proposed. This environment, which is called a distributed decision making (DDM) system, allows associatio... View full abstract»
Project management is a topic which occurs on an increasing number of college and university courses in engineering and computing. Inspection of syllabuses will reveal the same tools and techniques being covered in both `hard¿¿ engineering disciplines (such as mechanical engineering) and `soft¿¿ engineering (such as computing science). This paper describes those tools and techniques and looks at t... View full abstract»
In this paper, a model for representing and analysing the design of a software system is proposed. The scheme is based on Petri net formalism and allows representation of both control and data flows in an integrated manner. Both the structure and the behaviour of the system can be modelled using this scheme. Analysis and verification of some behavioural properties provide a certain degree of desig... View full abstract»
Aims & Scope
Published from 1986-1996, Software Engineering Journal included original contributions of interest to practitioners, researchers and managers who were engaged in software engineering. It covered reports on practical experience using software engineering methods and tools, and papers on long-term research activities.