1st Edition

Encyclopedia of Software Engineering Three-Volume Set (Print)

ISBN 9781420059779
Published November 24, 2010 by Auerbach Publications
1522 Pages 300 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Software engineering requires specialized knowledge of a broad spectrum of topics, including the construction of software and the platforms, applications, and environments in which the software operates as well as an understanding of the people who build and use the software.

Offering an authoritative perspective, the two volumes of the Encyclopedia of Software Engineering cover the entire multidisciplinary scope of this important field. More than 200 expert contributors and reviewers from industry and academia across 21 countries provide easy-to-read entries that cover software requirements, design, construction, testing, maintenance, configuration management, quality control, and software engineering management tools and methods.

Editor Phillip A. Laplante uses the most universally recognized definition of the areas of relevance to software engineering, the Software Engineering Body of Knowledge (SWEBOK®), as a template for organizing the material. Also available in an electronic format, this encyclopedia supplies software engineering students, IT professionals, researchers, managers, and scholars with unrivaled coverage of the topics that encompass this ever-changing field.

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Table of Contents

Volume I

Acquisitions Management; Ronald W. Morrison
Agent-Oriented Software Engineering; Howell R. Jordan, Mike Hinchey, and Rem W. Collier
Agile Software Development; Scott W. Ambler
Agile Software Development: Teams; Roland Cuellar and Sanjiv Augustine
Architecture and Design Recovery; Michael Golm
Architecture: Analysis; Len Bass, Robert Nord, and Ipek Ozkaya
Architecture: Description Languages; Jungwoo Ryoo
Architecture: Design; Christine Hofmeister
Audits and Management Reviews; Oliver Laitenberger
Automated Software Testing (AST); Elfriede Dustin and Bernie Gauf
Autonomic Systems; Roy Sterritt and David W. Bustard
Bioinformatics: Processes and Workflows; Anna-Lena Lamprecht, Tiziana Margaria, and Bernhard Steffen
Business Domain Modeling; Haim Kilov
Code Quality; Panagiotis Louridas
Communication Software: Design and Testing; Jose M. Alvarez, Pedro Merino, Laura Panizo, Francisco C. Perez, and Andres Sanz
Configuration Auditing; Donald F. ShaferDefect Prevention Processes (DPP); Ching-Pao Chang
Design: Patterns; Yann-Gaël Gueheneuc
Design: Proof-Based Certification; George Hacken and Joshua Scott
Development: Information Retrieval Applications; David Binkley and Dawn Lawrie
Earned Value Management; John Rusk
Economics; Steve Tockey
Ethics; Effy Oz
Ethnography; Kari Rönkkö
Fault Injection; Ravishankar K. Iyer, Nithin Nakka, Weining Gu, and Zbigniew Kalbarczyk
Fault-Based Testing; Branson W. Murrill
Formal Methods; Mike Hinchey, Jonathan P. Bowen, and Emil Vassev
Formal Requirements Specification; Jonathan P. Bowen, Mike Hinchey, and Emil Vassev
Functional Programming in ML; Lawrence C. Paulson
Grid Environments: Service Level Agreements (SLAs); Philipp Wieder and Ramin Yahyapour
Hard Real-Time Systems: Construction; Kim R. Fowler
Human Factors Engineering; James R. Lewis
Human-Centered Computing; Robert Hoffman, Liam J. Bannon, and Nicu Sebe
IEEE Computer Society; Margo McCall
Logic Programming; Manuel Carro
Maintenance; Jussi Koskinen
Maintenance and Evolution: Information Retrieval Applications; David Binkley and Dawn Lawrie
Maintenance: Process; Juan Fernandez-Ramil
Maintenance: Risk; Márcio Greyck Batista Dias and Sandrerly Ramos Pires
Maintenance: Techniques; Kostas Kontogiannis
Management: Tools; Capers Jones
Medical Device Industry: Software Process Improvement; Fergal McCaffery, John Burton, Valentine Casey, and Alec Dorling
Metamodeling; David C. Hay
Model-Based Testing A; Ina Schieferdecker, Alain Vouffo-Feudjio, Axel Rennoch, Jürgen Großmann, Marc-Florian Wendland, and Andreas Hoffmann
Model-Based Testing B; Ina Schieferdecker, Alain Vouffo-Feudjio, Axel Rennoch, Jürgen Großmann, Marc-Florian Wendland, and Andreas Hoffmann
Model-Based Testing C; Ina Schieferdecker, Alain Vouffo-Feudjio, Axel Rennoch, Jürgen Großmann, Marc-Florian Wendland, and Andreas Hoffmann
Mutation Testing; Robert M. Hierons, Mercedes G. Merayo, and Manuel Nunez
Object-Oriented Analysis and Design; Raghvinder S. Sangwan
Open Source Software; Walt Scacchi
Operational Profile Testing; Carol Smidts, Jinny McGill, Manuel Rodriguez, and Peter Lakey
Outsourcing; Tandy Gold

Volume II

Pair Programming; Laurie Williams
Patterns; Jim Duggan
Policy-Based Testing; JeeHyun Hwang, Evan Martin, Tao Xie, and Vincent C. Hu
Process; Linda Shafer
Process: Assessment and Improvement; Christof Ebert
Process: Definition and Communication; Frank Tsui
Product Portfolios: Management; Reiner R. Dumke
Program Comprehension; Vaclav Rajlich and Leon Wilson
Program Representation; Fernando Berzal
Programming Phase: Formal Methods; Richard Paige, Jim Woodcock, Phillip J. Brooke, and Ana Cavalcanti
Project Control: Visualization; Kai T. Hansen
Project Estimation; Richard E. Fairley
Project Life Cycle: Construction; Jim Duggan
Project Management: Planning and Scheduling; Richard E. Fairley
Project Management: Success Factors; Scott Donaldson and Stanley Siegel
Projects and Processes: Measurement; Christof Ebert
Prototyping Methods; Paul W. Parry
Reconfigurable Computing Systems; Benjamin Ylvisaker and Scott Hauck
Regression Testing; Gregory M. Kapfhammer
Reliability Modeling; Norman F. Schneidewind
Requirements Engineer; Phillip Laplante
Requirements Engineering: Management; Christof Ebert
Requirements Engineering: Principles and Practice; Jeremy Dick
Requirements Engineering: Technique Selection; Armin Eberlein and Li Jiang
Requirements Interaction Detection; Mohamed Shehata and Armin Eberlein
Requirements: Tracing; Seok-Won Lee, Robin A. Gandhi, and Sooyong Park
Requirements: Understanding; Larry Bernstein
Reverse Engineering; Hausi A. Muller and Holger M. Kienle
Risk Management; John McManus
Round-Trip Engineering; Bernhard Steffen, Tiziana Margaria, and Christian Wagner
Security Testing; John Steven and Michael Cohen
Self-Managing Software; Roy Sterritt, Mike Hinchey, and Emil Vassev
Semantic Web; Jeffrey Putnam
Smart Machines; Jannis Kallinikos
Software Configuration Management (SCM) Process; Bernhard Westfechtel
Software Engineering: History; David Grier
Software Evolution; Andy Zaidman, Martin Pinzger, and Arie van Deursen
Software Failure; Nikhilesh Krishnamurthy and Amitabh Saran
Software Fault Localization; W. Eric Wong and Vidroha Debroy
Software Measurement Body of Knowledge; Alain Abran, Alain April, and Luigi Buglione
Software Testing; Paul C. Jorgensen
Software Testing: Tools; J. Jenny Li, Evelyn Moritz, and David M. Weiss
Subdomain (Partition) Testing; Dick Hamlet
Test Case Generation: Specification-Based; Man Fai Lau, Yuen Tak Yu, and Pak-Lok Poon
Test-Driven Development; Hakan Erdogmus, Grigori Melnik, and Ron Jeffries
Triptych Process Model; Dines Bjørner
Unified Modeling Language (UML); James Rumbaugh
Unified Modeling Language (UML): Visual Development; Thomas C. Jepsen
Unit Testing; Keith W. Miller
Use Case Specifications: State-Based Elicitation; John Mathenge Kanyaru
Use Cases; Emil Vassev
User Stories; Donald F. Shafer
User-Centered Design; Hugo R. Beyer
Viewpoints; Mehrdad Sabetzadeh, Anthony Finkelstein, and Michael Goedicke
Virtual Teams; Valentine Casey and Ita Richardson
Visualization; Pamela Vercellone-Smith and Raghvinder S. Sangwan

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About the Editor-in-Chief:

Dr. Phil Laplante is Professor of Software Engineering at Penn State’s Great Valley Graduate Professional Center. He conducts research and teaches in the areas of software and systems engineering, project management, and software testing.

In addition to his academic career, Dr. Laplante spent several years as a software engineer and project manager working on avionics, computer aided design, and software test systems. He has authored or edited 25 books (including three dictionaries) and has published more than 150 scholarly papers.

Laplante received his B.S., M.Eng., and Ph.D. in Systems Planning & Management, Electrical Engineering, and Computer Science, respectively, from Stevens Institute of Technology and an MBA from the University of Colorado. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and SPIE and a member of numerous other professional societies, program committees, and boards. He is a licensed professional engineer in Pennsylvania and a Certified Software Development Professional.


This reference resource covers various topics related to the development of software, the environments in which software operates, and how humans interact with these environments. ... Articles in this set offer an overview of broad topics, including economics, human-centered computing, and the IEEE Computer Society. Some of those broad topics are divided into subtopics, with an article dedicated to each subtopic. … The very well-written articles, which vary in length, include an abstract, introduction, summary, and references. ...Unlike many multivolume reference sets, this resource provides easy access via an index at the back of each volume. … this encyclopedia will be useful for undergraduate and graduate students in the software engineering, computer science, and information science fields. Libraries should give strong consideration to the electronic version, which offers features such as citation tracking and linked references. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-level undergraduates through researchers/faculty.
—A. Dasgupta, York College, in CHOICE, July 2011, Vol. 48, No. 11