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Andre Oboler, Software Engineering for the Research Environment (SERE): a process of improving Process Improvement Processes in academic research, PhD Thesis

Abstract This thesis presents a new process based approach to software engineering designed to meet the needs of academic computer science researchers. The core objective was to examine whether software engineering approaches could be adapted for the research environment so … Continue reading

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Andre Oboler, Simon Lock, Ian Sommerville, “Targetted Improvements”, ICSEA 2007

Abstract In the creative environment where research takes place not everything can be improved. The creative “essence” of research must be undisturbed while “accident” wasted effort is reduced to a minimum. In this paper we discuss the types of knowledge … Continue reading

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Andre Oboler, Enhancing Research: A Strategic Approach, poster for Emerging landscapes: Research into quality management in higher education

Managing Research? Higher Education does not like to be managed. It does not like to be watched. In fact, what academics really want is to be left alone. With demands for an ever ‘lighter touch’ from the sector and demands … Continue reading

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Andre Oboler, Formal Technical Reviews for Research Projects, CAQDAS 07

Formal Technical Reviews (FTRs), where a software developer and a team of reviewers walk through a piece of code to assess its quality, have been used in the computing industry for many years. In this paper we look at the … Continue reading

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Andre Oboler and Ian Sommerville, Research Documentation Guidelines: Capturing knowledge, improving research, ITNG 2007

Abstract This paper introduced coding guidelines for use by academics developing code as part of their research in areas of computer science or similar disciplines. We introduce the guidelines and discuss their success and popularity as a tool for MSc … Continue reading

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Andre Oboler, Charles Twardy and David Albrecht, Super Iterator: A design pattern for Algorithm and Data structure collections, ITNG 2007

Abstract The Super Iterator pattern, like the standard Iterator pattern, traverses an unknown data structure without exposing that structure. With the standard Iterator pattern, clients must create a different iterator for each new structure, and the object returned must be … Continue reading

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Andre Oboler, Ian Sommerville and Simon Lock, Reflection: Improving research through knowledge transfer, ICSEA 2006

Abstract— It is through our mental models of the world that we understand it. Advances in science are nothing more than improvements to the model. This paper presents the development and refinement of our model of the research process as … Continue reading

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Andre Oboler, David McG. Squire and Kevin B. Korb, Software Engineering for Computer Science Research – Facilitating Improved Research Outcomes, International Journal of Computer and Information Science

The development process used by researchers often seems to be random and unsystematic. A Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) is often not considered, internal commenting is scarce, and external documentation takes the form of erasure marks left on whiteboards. Configuration … Continue reading

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Andre Oboler, David McG. Squire and Kevin B. Korb, Why don’t we practice what we teach? Engineering Software for Computer Science Research in Academia, Tech. Report 2003/139, School of Computer Science and Software Engineering, Monash University

The development process used by researchers often seems to be random and unsystematic. A Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) is often not considered, internal commenting is scarce, and external documentation take the form of erasure marks left on whiteboards. Configuration … Continue reading

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Andre Oboler, Examining the use of Software Engineering by Computer Science Researchers, Education Students’ Third Regional Research Conference

Abstract Software Engineering, the art and science of building better software, is a core requirement of most computer science curriculum. Many departments have been renamed from “computer science” to “computer science and software engineering”.  In this paper we present a … Continue reading

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