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Tuesday, April 28 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Keynote: Progress Toward an Engineering Discipline of Software

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Is “software engineering” really engineering? The term was coined in 1968 to call attention to problems with software production. Both theory and practice for software have evolved since then, but do we yet have a true engineering discipline? Classical engineering disciplines have emerged from craft practice and commercialization through the infusion of codified knowledge and science. Using this emergence pattern as a point of reference, I will sketch the evolution of software engineering, drawing on civil engineering and software architecture for examples that show the progressive codification of informal knowledge toward rigorous models and tools. This will provide the basis for assessing the maturity of the field and identifying our next challenges.

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Mary Shaw

Carnegie Mellon University
Mary Shaw is the Alan J. Perlis University Professor of Computer Science in the Institute for Software Research at Carnegie Mellon University, where she has been a member of the faculty since 1972. For pioneering leadership in the development of innovative curricula in Computer Science, Dr. Shaw received the National Medal of Technology and Innovation from President Barack Obama during a White House ceremony in November 2014. The medal is the... Read More →

Tuesday April 28, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
4. Salon C: General Sessions

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