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Issue 11 • Date Nov. 1987

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  • IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering - Table of contents

    Publication Year: 1987 , Page(s): c1
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  • IEEE Computer Society

    Publication Year: 1987 , Page(s): c2
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  • Guest Editor's Introduction

    Publication Year: 1987 , Page(s): 1141 - 1142
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  • Essential Elements of Software Engineering Education Revisited

    Publication Year: 1987 , Page(s): 1143 - 1148
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    A basis for software engineering education proposed in 1976 is reviewed and found to still be valid today, although needing more emphasis on design and better delivery mechanisms. Specific recommendations are made. View full abstract»

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  • The Evolution of Wang Institute's Master of Software Engineering Program

    Publication Year: 1987 , Page(s): 1149 - 1155
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    Master of Software Engineering (MSE) programs are relatively new. Starting such a program is expensive in terms of human and capital resources. Some of the costs are: preparation of new course materials, acquisition of sophisticated equipment and software, and maintenance of a low student/faculty ratio. In addition, MSE students and faculty have special needs, such as technical background and fami... View full abstract»

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  • Teaching a Software Design Methodology

    Publication Year: 1987 , Page(s): 1156 - 1163
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    This paper describes an approach to teaching a software design methodology used at The Wang Institute of Graduate Studies. The approach is general enough to be used with any of the currently popular design methodologies. Students are first taught the principles underlying the methodology, and the standards used with it. This phase is done in a series of lectures. In the second phase, students are ... View full abstract»

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  • Exercises in Software Design

    Publication Year: 1987 , Page(s): 1164 - 1169
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    Typical software engineering courses teach principles in lectures and readings, then apply them in the development of a single program (requiring several months). We recently taught a software engineering class that incorporated many smaller exercises (requiring several hours). The class was successful: students were able to experiment with a broad set of ideas, and make interesting mistakes witho... View full abstract»

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  • Two Complementary Course Sequences on the Design and Implementation of Software Products

    Publication Year: 1987 , Page(s): 1170 - 1175
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    For many students, the first chance to produce software as part of a team comes with the first work experience outside a university. The difficulties of working with others are compounded by the problems of working in a new environment and for a client with ambiguous and changing goals. Although it is difficult to approximate the "real world" accurately in an academic course, we have implemented t... View full abstract»

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  • Software Projects in an Academic Environment

    Publication Year: 1987 , Page(s): 1176 - 1181
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    The "software hut" is a course project that is used in conjunction with a graduate-level course in software engineering. The purpose of this project is to give the students some "real world" experience with the design and implementation of software. This paper describes the author's experience in using such a project and presents some suggestions on how a project should be organized. View full abstract»

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  • Experience with a Software Engineering Project Course

    Publication Year: 1987 , Page(s): 1182 - 1192
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    This paper presents an approach to meeting the academic objectives of advanced software engineering project courses. The objectives are increased competence and confidence of the students in carrying out software development projects. The academic context includes a simulated industrial context. Part of the industrial context consists of industrial roles played for the student team by the instruct... View full abstract»

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  • Components of Typical Undergraduate Software Engineering Courses: Results from a Survey

    Publication Year: 1987 , Page(s): 1193 - 1198
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    A survey of undergraduate software engineering courses was conducted. The survey covered the issues of course level, course content, course organization, project characteristics, and department demographics. The descriptive statistics show that the typical course focuses on the software development life cycle and includes a project intended for actual use. The project is carried out by teams of st... View full abstract»

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  • Technology Selection: An Educational Approach

    Publication Year: 1987 , Page(s): 1199 - 1206
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    Creating and enhancing a software engineering work force requires several different types of continuing education for software professionals, including: task-oriented education, enhancement-oriented education and selection-oriented education. In this paper, we focus on the important, but often neglected, category of selection-oriented education. We begin with a discussion of technology selection, ... View full abstract»

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  • IAI Corporate Software Engineering Training and Education Program

    Publication Year: 1987 , Page(s): 1207 - 1216
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    Israel Aircraft Industries has developed a comprehensive educational program in software engineering. Goals of the program include: the retraining of college graduates to become software engineers with specializations in one of three application areas (data processing, embedded computer systems, and CAD/CAM systems), and enhancement of the knowledge of currently practicing software engineers. The ... View full abstract»

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  • IEEE Computer Society Publications

    Publication Year: 1987 , Page(s): 1216-a
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  • The Computer Society

    Publication Year: 1987 , Page(s): 1216-b
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Aims & Scope

The IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering is interested in well-defined theoretical results and empirical studies that have potential impact on the construction, analysis, or management of software. The scope of this Transactions ranges from the mechanisms through the development of principles to the application of those principles to specific environments. Specific topic areas include: a) development and maintenance methods and models, e.g., techniques and principles for the specification, design, and implementation of software systems, including notations and process models; b) assessment methods, e.g., software tests and validation, reliability models, test and diagnosis procedures, software redundancy and design for error control, and the measurements and evaluation of various aspects of the process and product; c) software project management, e.g., productivity factors, cost models, schedule and organizational issues, standards; d) tools and environments, e.g., specific tools, integrated tool environments including the associated architectures, databases, and parallel and distributed processing issues; e) system issues, e.g., hardware-software trade-off; and f) state-of-the-art surveys that provide a synthesis and comprehensive review of the historical development of one particular area of interest.

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