WorkonthisvolumestartedwiththeLipariSummerSchoolonAdvancesinSo- ware Engineering, which the ?rst editor organizedtogether with Alfredo Ferro fromtheUniversityofCataniainJuly2007.Itwasthe19thinawell-knownse- 1 riesofannualinternationalschools,addressedatcomputerscienceresearchers. Thethemesofthecourses,offourone-hourlectureseach,rangedfromdomain andrequirementsengineering(DinesBjoerner,TechnicalUniversityofDenmark, and Florin Spanachi,SAP Research,Germany) over high-level modeling (Egon B.. orger, University of Pisa, Italy) and software product line techniques (Don Batory,UniversityofTexasatAustin,USA)toevolvablesoftware(PeterSestoft, Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University of Denmark) and the evolution of service-oriented software architectures (Carlo Ghezzi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy) in particular for Web services (Boualem Benatallah, University of New SouthWales,Australia)andthecrucialproblemofhowtoreachsecurity insuch evolvingdistributedsystems(DieterGollmann,TechnicalUniversityHamburg- Harburg,Germany).
In two seminars the theme of evolvable software was further developed by the presentationofnew techniques forsoftwaremanipulation with annotations in Java (Vincenzo Gervasi, University of Pisa) and for the code-bricks-based runtime composition of self-evolving programs (Antonio Cisternino, University ofPisa). For unforseeablepersonalcircumstances MichaelJackson(London)was - abletodeliverhislecturesasplanned.However,thisvolumecontainshisre?- tions on which directions software engineering should take to become a truly engineeringdiscipline. This book is not a proceedings volume, but a collection of research papers on themes treated in the school,written with the intent to produce a state-- the art compendium of recent advances in software engineering. However, the contributions re?ect the extensive discussions we had during the two weeks in Lipari. Allcontributions,writtenbetweenAugust2007andJanuary2008,havebeen reviewed,revisedandreviewedagainduringtheperiodFebruary-August2008. We thank the 21 reviewers for their considerable and very constructive work, althoughasusualtheyhavetoremainanonymous.Lastbutnotleastwethank theauthorsfortheircommitmenttothisvolume.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
Number of pages: 277
Weight: 444 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 15 mm
Edition: 2008 ed.
From the reviews:
"This book is a compendium of nine refereed and revised papers, presented at the `Advances in Software Engineering' Lipari summer school, in July 2007. ... The bibliographies are extensive and seemingly quite thorough, providing excellent links to relevant papers and Web sites. The papers in this compendium are a worthy contribution to the field's body of research and literature. This is an excellent publication, and will be a fine addition to any library that deals with software engineering topics and recent, relevant research." (R. Waldo Roth, ACM Computing Reviews, April, 2009)