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Report on the first SEMAT workshop on general theory of software engineering (GTSE 2012)
KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Industrial Information and Control Systems.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3293-1681
2013 (English)In: Software Engineering Notes: an Informal Newsletter of The Specia, ISSN 0163-5948, Vol. 38, no 2, 26-28 p.Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

Many academic disciplines have general theories, which apply across the discipline and underlie much of its research. Examples include the Big Bang theory (cosmology), Maxwell's equations (electrodynamics), the theories of the cell and evolution (biology), the theory of supply and demand (economics), and the general theory of crime (criminology). Software engineering, in contrast, has no widely-accepted general theory. Consequently, the SEMAT Initiative organized a workshop to encourage development of general theory in software engineering. Workshop participants reached broad consensus that software engineering would benefit from better theoretical foundations, which require diverse theoretical approaches, consensus on a primary dependent variable and better instrumentation and descriptive research.

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2013. Vol. 38, no 2, 26-28 p.
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General Theory, Software Engineering, Workshop Report
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Software Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-138507DOI: 10.1145/2439976.2439999OAI: diva2:681188

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Available from: 2013-12-19 Created: 2013-12-19 Last updated: 2014-02-26Bibliographically approved

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