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Encyclopedia of Software Engineering Three-Volume Set (Print)

1st Edition

Edited by Phillip A. Laplante

Auerbach Publications

1,522 pages | 300 B/W Illus.

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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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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

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

About the Editor

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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COMPUTERS / Information Technology
COMPUTERS / Programming Languages / General
COMPUTERS / Software Development & Engineering / General