A Future for Software Engineering?

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A Future for Software Engineering?
This paper suggests the need for a software engineering research community conversation about the future that the community would like to have. The paper observes that the research directions the community has taken in the past, dating at least back to the formative NATO Conferences in the late 1960's, have been driven largely by desire to meet the needs of practice. The paper suggests that the community should discuss whether it is now appropriate to balance this problem-solving-oriented research with a stronger complement of curiosity-driven research. This paper does not advocate what that balance should be. Neither does it advocate what curiosity driven research topics should be pursued (although illustrative examples are offered). It does does advocate the need for a community conversation about these questions. 0. Preamble "...we recognize that a practical problem of considerable difficulty and importance has arisen: The successful design, production and maintenance of ...
Leon J. Osterweil
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Updated 09 Dec 2009
Type Conference
Year 2007
Where ICSE
Authors Leon J. Osterweil
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