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dc.contributor.author Johnson, Pontus
dc.contributor.author Ralph, Paul
dc.contributor.author Goedicke, Michael
dc.contributor.author Ng, Pan-Wei
dc.contributor.author Stol, Klaas-Jan
dc.contributor.author Smolander, Kari
dc.contributor.author Exman, Iaakov
dc.contributor.author Perry, Dewayne E
dc.date.accessioned 2013-11-13T09:41:57Z
dc.date.available 2013-11-13T09:41:57Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/3441
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
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_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Association for Computing Machinery en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries ACM Software Engineering Notes;38(5), pp. 47-50
dc.relation.uri http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2507288&picked=prox&cfid=378590725&cftoken=66233629
dc.rights "© ACM 2013. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of ACM for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive version was published inACM Software Engineering Notes , 2013, 38(5), DOI: 10.1145/2507288.2507324 http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2507288.2507324 en_US
dc.subject general theory en_US
dc.subject software engineering en_US
dc.subject workshop repport en_US
dc.title Report on the second SEMAT workshop on general theory of software engineering (GTSE 2013) en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1145/2507288.2507324
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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