Below are the details of the keynote speakers for EASE 2009:
- Magne Jørgensen
- John McDermid
"How to Impact Software Engineering Practice Through Empirical Research"
How much has empirical software engineering contributed to
improved software development practice? What is the desired and what is the
actual role of empirical software engineering? How can we impact software
engineering practice through empirical studies? Issues related to these
questions will be the subject of my keynote. The keynote includes the
results from three empirical studies illustrating why we need empirical
studies and how easy it is to generate false impressions about the benefits
of software technologies without proper studies and analyses. Finally, I
will suggest changes in how we should do empirical software enginering
research to gain more industry impact.
"Informed Engineering Management: Determining the Role for Empirical Assessment"
The talk will explore the extent to which, and circumstances under which, empirical assessment of software developments can and do assist in managing software projects and software process improvements. It will consider both improvements of projects as they are being undertaken, and more changes between projects, i.e. process improvement. The talk will be illustrated with examples where improvements have been informed by empirical data and what are, hopefully, salutary examples where the availability of data did not lead to informed engineering management.
(Presentation slides will be available soon)