Report on the Second SEMAT Workshop on General Theory of Software Engineering (GTSE 2013)

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dc.contributor.author Johnson, P en
dc.contributor.author Ralph, David Paul en
dc.contributor.author Goedicke, M en
dc.contributor.author Ng, PW en
dc.contributor.author Stol, KJ en
dc.contributor.author Smolander, K en
dc.contributor.author Exman, I en
dc.contributor.author Perry, DE en
dc.date.accessioned 2015-12-03T01:38:57Z en
dc.date.issued 2013 en
dc.identifier.citation Software Engineering Notes, 2013, 38 (5), pp. 47 - 50 en
dc.identifier.issn 0163-5948 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/27646 en
dc.description.abstract Software engineering needs a general theory, i.e., a theory that applies across the field and unifies existing empirical and theoretical work. General theories are common in other domains, such as physics. While many software engineering theories exist, no general theory of software engineering is evident. Consequently, this report reviews the emerging consensus on a general theory in software engineering from the Second SEMAT General Theory of Software Engineering workshop co-located with the International Conference on Software Engineering in 2013. Participants agreed that a general theory is possible and needed, should explain and predict software engineering phenomena at multiple levels, including social processes and technical artifacts, should synthesize existing theories from software engineering and reference disciplines, should be developed iteratively, should avoid common misconceptions and atheoretical concepts, and should respect the complexity of software engineering phenomena. However, several disputes remain, including concerns regarding ontology, epistemology, level of formality, and how exactly to proceed with formulating a general theory. en
dc.publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Software Engineering Notes en
dc.rights Items in ResearchSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated. Previously published items are made available in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Details obtained from http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/0163-5948/ en
dc.rights.uri https://researchspace.auckland.ac.nz/docs/uoa-docs/rights.htm en
dc.title Report on the Second SEMAT Workshop on General Theory of Software Engineering (GTSE 2013) en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1145/2507288.2529923 en
pubs.issue 5 en
pubs.begin-page 47 en
pubs.volume 38 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) en
pubs.author-url http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2529923 en
pubs.end-page 50 en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 464348 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2014-11-28 en


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