Empirical Modelling as an Unconventional Approach to Software Development
Pope, N. and Beynon, W.M. (2010) Empirical Modelling as an Unconventional Approach to Software Development. In: SPLASH 2010 Workshop on Flexible Modeling Tools, October 18, 2010, Reno Nevada, USA.
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Flexible modelling tools are needed to address the demands of modern software development. Historically, software development was concerned with the classical computer as the sole computational agent. Here the environment and problem are both well understood and so the emphasis is on abstract specification. There is, however, an increasing awareness of the central importance of sense-making activities throughout the software lifecycle. Empirical Modelling (EM) provides a broad conceptual framework within which to approach software development of this kind. We briefly discuss our progress towards developing tools that enable this initial sense-making activity and discuss how they could be utilised for software development. We also outline our vision of how software development could be radically altered by considering EM principles.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||ias em empirical modelling modeling construal observables dependency agent/agency|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Computer Science|
|Depositing User:||Jason Nurse|
|Date Deposited:||04 Nov 2010 07:42|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2011 11:15|
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