软件名城与软件大师对话 学术报告会

 

报告题目:What we should teach you about software engineering at school – the Essence

报告人:Ivar Jacobson教授(UMLRUP之父)

时间:2012815(周三)下午2:00

地点:南京大学鼓楼校区软件学院(费彝民楼)711

 

Abstract: Software engineering is gravely hampered by immature practices. Specific problems include: The prevalence of fads more typical of the fashion industry than an engineering discipline; a huge number of methods and method variants, with differences little understood and artificially magnified; the lack of credible experimental evaluation and validation; and the split between industry practice and academic research. At the root of the problems we lack a sound, widely accepted theoretical basis.  A prime example of such a basis is Maxwell’s equations in electrical engineering. It is difficult to fathom what electrical engineering would be today without those four concise equations. They are a great example to the statement “There is nothing so practical as a good theory”.  In software engineering we have nothing similar, and there is widespread doubt whether it is needed. This talk will argue for the need of a basic theory in software engineering, a theory identifying its pure essence, its common ground or its kernel. The Semat (Software Engineering Methods and Theory) community addresses this huge challenge.  It supports a process to refound software engineering based on a kernel of widely-agreed elements, extensible for specific uses, addressing both technology and people issues. This kernel represents the essence of software engineering.  This talk promises to make you see the light in the tunnel.

Bio: Dr. Ivar Jacobson is a father of components and component architecture, use cases, the Unified Modelling Language and the Rational Unified Process. Now he is one of the leaders of a worldwide network Semat, which has agreed to revolutionize software development. Dr. Jacobson is an international honorary advisor at Peking University, Beijing, and he holds an honorary doctor at San Martin de Porres University, Peru. He is the principal author of six influential and best-selling books.  Ivar Jacobson is the chairman of Ivar Jacobson International which has subsidiaries in the US, UK, China, Singapore, Sweden and Canada.