An empirical approach to a general theory of software (engineering)
2013 (English)In: 2013 2nd SEMAT Workshop on a General Theory of Software Engineering (GTSE), 2013, 23-26 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
This article describes an approach to how a general theory of software engineering could be developed. It argues that the approach should be top-down in nature. It also argues that the theory should include predictive capabilities that are empirically corroborated and as a result of the ambition to be general the theory needs to be probabilistic. Brief examples of such theories are provided.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. 23-26 p.
empirical validation, general theory, predictive theory, probabilistic theory, software engineering
Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-138018DOI: 10.1109/GTSE.2013.6613866ISI: 000335312000005ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84887492536ISBN: 978-146736273-3OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-138018DiVA: diva2:680219
2013 2nd SEMAT Workshop on a General Theory of Software Engineering, GTSE 2013; San Francisco, CA, United States, 26 May, 2013
QC 201402142013-12-172013-12-172014-06-10Bibliographically approved