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  • Proceedings 12th Conference on Software Engineering Education and Training (Cat. No.PR00131)

    Publication Year: 1999
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  • Tracking and Evaluating Industry/University Collaborations for Software Engineering Education and Training

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):102 - 103
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  • Workshop on Establishing a Distance Education Programme

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):106 - 108
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  • Software Engineering - the State of the Profession

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):114 - 115
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  • Author index

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s): 198
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  • What leading practitioners say should be emphasized in students' software engineering projects

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):177 - 185
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    Software engineering students should carry out projects requiring them to work in groups, develop requirements documents, and design a system employing object-oriented techniques. To help determine what other project features to require in the limited time of a single semester, we asked software professionals with leadership roles to rank several possible project requirements according to their va... View full abstract»

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  • Experience Factory-based professional education and training

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):62 - 72
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    Professional education and training plays a crucial role for successful transfer of innovative software engineering technologies and for achieving long-term strategic goals of an organization. We describe how empirically validated knowledge related to methods, tools, and techniques is organized and maintained in an organizational unit called Experience Factory. Emphasis of the paper is to describe... View full abstract»

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  • Recommended skills and knowledge for software engineers

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):168 - 176
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    One goal of this paper is to put forward a proposition that computer science and software engineering are distinct but related subjects and to clearly define how they are related. Another goal is to offer a recommendation on a set of skills and knowledge that could serve to distinguish proficient, “industrial-strength” software engineers. One potential use of this set of recommended sk... View full abstract»

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  • Providing new graduate opportunities in software engineering experiences with a UK Master's Level Conversion Course

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):50 - 61
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    The forces that operate within the software industry are outlined and the case is made for postgraduate software engineering education that is flexible in terms of attendance patterns and responsive to the market in terms of curricula. The developments within a postgraduate “conversion” course at the University of Sunderland over a nine year period with regard to both patterns of deliv... View full abstract»

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  • Teaching software project management: a response-interaction approach

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):26 - 31
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    Southern Polytechnic State University has recently implemented a new Master of Science in Software Engineering degree, which includes a course in software project management in its core requirements. This paper addresses an innovative approach to teaching this course through what is described as response-interaction. Also included are the results of the first offering of this course View full abstract»

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  • A client/server case study for software engineering students

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):156 - 165
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    A goal of the Studio course in the Master of Software Engineering program at Carnegie Mellon University is to bridge the gap between experience and academics. One way to transfer experience to young software engineers is through case studies designed to focus students on specific software engineering problems. This paper discusses my experience with developing a case study to improve students' ana... View full abstract»

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  • Establishing a distance education program: pedagogical preparation

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):109 - 111
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    Establishing a distance education program in software engineering is an intricate task. Educators must deal with technology, people, organizations, states, countries, intellectual property, billing, content, course delivery evaluation, etc. The team must put all these pieces together into a coherent, efficient system and support a new production for every course run. Of these educational intricaci... View full abstract»

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  • A case study of the analysis of novice student programs

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):40 - 49
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    It is difficult for teachers and graders to give an in-depth evaluation of student programs to the point of checking every line of code due to the amount of time checking would take. Solutions to this difficulty many involve only checking to see if the program executes correctly (dynamic analysis), glancing over the program to see if appropriate documentation to present (static analysis), and glan... View full abstract»

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  • Software metrics: view from education, research and training

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):126 - 128
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    The area of software metrics is uniquely positioned to help students see how they are programming and to learn to evaluate themselves so that they can improve their work. It also goes beyond the realm of programming into people issues, project management, system architectures, software evolution and software life-cycles (requirements, specification planning, design, implementation, integration, ma... View full abstract»

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  • Achieving industrial relevance in software engineering education

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):16 - 25
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    This paper presents a collection of experience related to success factors in graduate and postgraduate education. The experiences are mainly concerned with how to make the education relevant from an industrial viewpoint. This is emphasized as a key issue in software engineering education and research, since the main objective is to give the students a good basis for large-scale software developmen... View full abstract»

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  • High-quality software through semiformal specification and verification

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):145 - 155
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    Semi-formal specification and verification in the style of the cleanroom method, combined with testing, have proven to be exceptionally effective in reducing the number of defects in software, as well as being cost-effective in practice. A course based on these principles is described, and the results of class projects and projects by graduates of the course are presented. These results provide ev... View full abstract»

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  • PSP metrics in support of software engineering education

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):135 - 136
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    This paper describes a position about use of the personal software process (PSP) metrics (W.S. Humphrey, 1995). The position presented describes how and why PSP metrics can be used in teaching and learning about software engineering. The PSP can not solve all problems that students and professionals have in developing software, but it can support and guide such software developers in establishing ... View full abstract»

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  • Bridging the gap [software engineering course]

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):186 - 197
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    This paper is an experience report of how a software engineering degree program addresses the needs of both campus-based and distance education students. Central Queensland University (CQU) operates on a number of campuses in Queensland as well as interstate and overseas. This multi campus and distance education context has required varied approaches and technological expediencies to achieve educa... View full abstract»

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  • Putting the Personal Software ProcessSM into practice

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):34 - 37
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    The purpose of the workshop is to demonstrate the effectiveness of the PSPSM for software process improvement and how PSP brought it about. Presenters from industry describe how PSP was introduced into their company and what has happened since introduction. They present data to show the benefits of PSP for their software process. Presenters from academia describe how they have introduce... View full abstract»

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  • Safety as a metric

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):129 - 131
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    Most software metrics measure the syntactic qualities of a program. While measuring such properties may reveal problems in programs, these metrics fail to measure the essence of programs: (partial) correctness and robustness. We therefore propose to base metrics on semantic, instead of syntactic, criteria. To illustrate the idea of semantics-based metrics, we have built static debuggers, which are... View full abstract»

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  • Replacing a hospital information system: an example of a real-world case study

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):6 - 15
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    Real-world case studies are important to complement the academic skills and knowledge acquired by computer science students. In this paper we relate our experiences with a course specifically designed to address this issue. The objectives of the course are threefold: to train management and communication skills, to integrate and apply knowledge gained at different previous courses, and to learn by... View full abstract»

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  • An online system analysis course

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):138 - 144
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    This paper discusses on online graduate course that teaches a structured method of systems analysis. The course is the first course in a completely online graduate degree program. The paper briefly discusses the degree program and the online environment, and describes how the course is organized and taught. The paper also presents data showing the level of activity by course participants and post-... View full abstract»

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  • Micro-process based software metrics in the training

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):132 - 134
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    In the software life-cycle, the personal behavior of the software engineer has a significant influence on software metrics and productivity. This relation is also true of the life-cycle of education and training in software engineering. The trainee's practice, which depends on his/her understanding, causes micro-processes of trial-and-error behavior. By obtaining data about micro-processes, the tr... View full abstract»

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