Issue No.04 - July/August (2006 vol.23)
Karl Reed , La Trobe University
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MS.2006.100
An interesting issue facing software engineering relates to the evidence for adopting new techniques, tools, languages methodologies, and so on. We shouldn't always reject new models based on pure argument and logic, but ideally, we should subject such developments to some form of validation. The software engineering community has addressed this issue in part by the establishment of specialist conferences. Two of these are merging, and the Technical Council on Software Engineering thought you would like to know why.
International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement, software metrics, evidence-based software engineering
Karl Reed, "Experimental Software Engineering: A New Conference", IEEE Software, vol.23, no. 4, pp. 98-99, July/August 2006, doi:10.1109/MS.2006.100