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IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering

Issue 6 • Date June 1986

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  • Editorial

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s): 677
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  • Considerations on the insularity of performance evaluation

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):678 - 683
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    It is argued that systems performance evaluation, in the first 20 years of its existence, has developed in substantial isolation from such disciplines as computer architecture, system organization, operating systems, and software engineering. The possible causes for this phenomenon, which seems to be unique in the history of engineering, are explored. Its positive and negative effects on computer ... View full abstract»

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  • An approach to decentralized computer systems

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):684 - 692
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    The technology for distributed computing is available. However, it is argued that decentralized systems will always require more careful design, planning, and management than their centralized counterparts. The rationale for and against decentralization is given, and a technical approach to decentralized systems is sketched. This approach contrasts with the popular concept of a distributed integra... View full abstract»

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  • Operational survivability in gracefully degrading distributed processing systems

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):693 - 704
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    The use of experimental methods and statistical analysis techniques to study factors influencing operational survivability in gracefully degrading systems is investigated. Survivability data are generated using a statistically designed experiment in conjunction with a simulation model of network survivability. Thirty two factors having stable regression coefficients are used to identify ten regres... View full abstract»

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  • The last 10 percent

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):705 - 712
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    Following a brief summary of the background and goals of developments in software engineering, some of the major thrusts in the future of program development and maintenance are discussed. Various national level software initiatives are discussed in this context. This is not a comparative survey of their plans and activities. The central issues addressed relate to the understandability of programm... View full abstract»

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  • A survey of software design techniques

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):713 - 721
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    Software design is the process which translates requirements into a detailed design representation of a software system. It is argued that good software design is the key to reliable and understandable software. Important techniques for software design, including architectural and detailed design stages, are surveyed. Recent advances in distributed software system design methodologies are also rev... View full abstract»

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  • Call for papers

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):722 - 723
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  • Call for papers

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s): 1
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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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Editor-in-Chief
Matthew B. Dwyer
Dept. Computer Science and Engineering
256 Avery Hall
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE 68588-0115 USA
tse-eic@computer.org