By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Computer Weekly News -- Fresh data on Engineering are presented in a new report. According to news reporting originating in Cadiz, Spain, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "Software process engineering is a discipline, which aims to study and improve software development and maintenance processes. The explicit definition of software processes is essential."
The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from the University of Cadiz, "To this end, the Object Management Group consortium proposed the Software & Systems Process Engineering Meta-Model (SPEM) that exploits the benefits of the Model Driven Architecture paradigm applied to software process models, instead of software specification models. The aim of this study is to discover evidence clusters and evidence deserts in the use and application of SPEM from a business process management point of view. To reach the proposed objective, we have undertaken a systematic mapping study of the existing scientific literature. The reviewed literature deals mainly with process modeling and, to a lesser extent, with process adaptability, verification, and validation, enactment and evaluation. Wide agreement exists in using the SPEM meta-model to develop different types of methods and processes. Further research efforts are needed in areas related to enactment and evaluation of software processes."
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "There is a need to evolve to a new version of the meta-model that incorporates the improvements proposed by different authors."
For more information on this research see: Uses and applications of Software & Systems Process Engineering Meta-Model process models. A systematic mapping study. Journal of Software-Evolution and Process, 2013;25(9):999-1025. Journal of Software-Evolution and Process can be contacted at: Wiley-Blackwell, 111 River St, Hoboken 07030-5774, NJ, USA.
Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting I. Ruiz-Rube, University of Cadiz, Dept. of Comp Engn, Cadiz 11002, Spain. Additional authors for this research include J.M. Dodero, M. Palomo-Duarte, M. Ruiz and D. Gawn.
Keywords for this news article include: Cadiz, Spain, Europe, Software, Engineering
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