AIT 2013 Keynote Speech


New Trends in Software Engineering

Software Engineering is the application of a systematic, disciplined, quantifiable approach to the development, operation, and maintenance of software. The first reference to the term is the 1968 NATO Software Engineering Conference and was meant to provoke thought regarding the perceived "software crisis" at the time. We may be able to say that the crisis was avoided with developing many new paradigms and concrete techniques of software development past five decades, but we still have serious problems, such as low quality, cost overrun, and schedule delay, in more than 30% of software development project.

Today, we have a better chance to access real software development data than ever before. For example, most open source software development projects provide us with not only their source code but also with development data maintained by the version control system and the bug tracking system. Such data represent their development activities in a quantitative way. That means we can use such data to understand and evaluate new concepts of software development such as cloud computing, ubiquitous computing, and so on, in order to put them to use in the right places in real software projects.

This talk will address the key concepts of software engineering and its new trends in academic and industrial environments.


Kenichi Matsumoto
Software Engineering Lab.
Graduate School of Information Science
Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST), Japan


He reved the PhD degree in Information and Computer sciences from Osaka University, Japan in 1990. His research interests include software metrics and measurement framework. He was an organizing chair of the 5th International Conference on Product Focused Software Process Improvement (Profes 2004) and a general chair of the 6th International Conference on Software Process and Product Measurement (Mensura 2011). He is one of founders of International Workshop on Empirical Software Engineering in Practice (IWESEP), and is a member of Science Council of Japan, a chairman of SPM Kansai branch, a fellow of the IEICE, a senior member of the IEEE, and a member of the ACM, IPSJ and JSSST.