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Panel discussion: Industry requirements for academic and continuing education programs in software engineering

  • Timothy J. Lulofs
  • Lloyd Cole
  • Elizabeth Comer
  • Eric Firdman
  • Robert L. Johnson
Session 3: Panel Discussion
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 640)

Abstract

How well are graduates of university programs in software-related disciplines stacking up against industry expectations? How well prepared are such graduates to help solve real-world business problems? Are industry calls for “practical” skills too myopic, or are the emphases of academic programs irrelevant to the demands of industrial-strength software development? While not claiming representativeness, panel members identified what they see as current and emerging skill requirements, technical and otherwise, for successful software development in their fields; discussed ways in which existing deficiencies in these areas might be addressed through more extensive university-industry collaboration; and assessed the efficacy of software-engineering emphases in academic and continuing education programs. Position papers were distributed by the panelists at the conference.

Keywords

Software Engineer Panel Member Academic Program Panel Discussion Continue Education Program 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Timothy J. Lulofs
    • 1
  • Lloyd Cole
    • 2
  • Elizabeth Comer
    • 3
  • Eric Firdman
    • 4
  • Robert L. Johnson
    • 5
  1. 1.Software Engineering TrainingPacific BellUSA
  2. 2.Information Systems DivisionCharles Schwab and Company, Inc.USA
  3. 3.Science Applications International CorporationUSA
  4. 4.Strategic Information SystemsPacific BellUSA
  5. 5.Information Technology Human Resource DevelopmentHewlett-Packard CorporationUSA

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