Below are the details of the keynote speakers for EASE 2010:
- Natalia Juristo
- Marian Petre
"How Science can support Software Engineering"
The talk will discuss the scientific method being applied to obtain
evidences to be used in software development. In other words, how
experimentation can contribute to release software building from a craft
task to an engineering discipline.
"Sometimes, you need more than metrics"
Different kinds of research questions require different kinds of answers, and hence different kinds of methods in pursuing those answers. This talk will consider what qualitative studies can contribute to understanding, tools, and practices in software engineering -- for example by capturing existing practices, characterising processes, considering social context and dynamics, eliciting reasoning, and distinguishing between what people believe happens and what actually does happen. It will introduce a series of qualitative empirical studies as illustrations of how, in some cases, only a qualitative approach will provide evidence rich enough to address the question, how qualitative studies can provide opportunities for surprise, insight, and explanation, and how qualitative and quantitative approaches are part of a continuum of evidence gathering.
(Presentation slides will be available soon)