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What has Software Engineering to do with the Wasa ship disaster in 1625? Wasa ship did not have any software, yet many things what happened with Wasa happen today with software. This lecture will give an overview of SE principles and then it will discuss the SE research. The basic characteristics and the specifics of the SE research will be presented.
The research methods and approaches in SE will be discussed: What is a good research in SE? Which are the obligatory elements in an SE research work? What is a theory and want is an experiment in SE? These and similar questions will bediscussed.
BIO: Ivica Crnkovic is a professor of industrial software engineering at Mälardalen University where he is the scientific leader of the industrial software engineering research. His research interests include component-based software engineering, software architecture, software configuration management, software development environments and tools, as well as software engineering in general. Professor Crnkovic is the author of more than 150 refereed articles and papers on software engineering topics and a co-author and co-editor of two books: "Building reliable component-based Systems" and "Implementing and integrating Product Data Management and Software Configuration Management". He has co-organized several conferences and workshops and related to software engineering (such as CBSEsymposium, ESEC/FSE conference, Euromicro SEAA conference), and participated in Program Committees of software configuration management symposia and workshops. His teaching activities cover several courses in the area of Software Engineering undergraduate and graduate courses. More information is available on http://www.idt.mdh.se/~icc/.