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2 Preface This document was developed through an effort originally commissioned by the ACM Education Board and the IEEE-Computer Society Educational Activities Board to create curriculum recommendations in several computing disciplines: computer science, computer engineering, software engineering and information systems. Other professional societies have(More)
A software product line is a family of products that share common features to meet the needs of a market area. Systematic processes have been developed to reduce dramatically the cost of a product line. Such product line engineering processes have proven practical and eeective in industrial use, but are not widely understood. The Family-Oriented(More)
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Assigning students to teams can be a time-consuming process, especially for cooperative learning teams. This paper describes the initial development and testing of a web-based system to assign students to teams using instructor-defined criteria, including criteria consistent with the cooperative learning literature. First, the instructor decides which(More)
Numerous formal specification methods for reactive systems have been proposed in the literature. Because the significant differences between the methods are hard to determine, choosing the best method for a particular application can be difficult. We have applied several different methods, including Modechart, VFSM, ESTEREL, Basic LOTOS, Z, SDL and C, to an(More)
In the Family-oriented Abstraction, Specification and Translation (FAST) domain engineering process for software production, a member of a software product family is automatically generated from a model expressed in a DSL. In practice, the time and skill needed to make the DSLs proved to be bottlenecks. FAST now relies on jargons, a kind of easy-to-make DSL(More)
We describe three case studies in the use of Basic LO TOS. The studies cover design recovery, requirements specification, and design activities. We also report lessons learned from the studies. Early lessons suggested changes to the syntax of the language used, and the need for some specific analysis tools. The last case study reports some of the results of(More)
Numerous formal specification methods for reactive systems have been proposed in the literature. Because the significant differences bet ween the methods are hard to determine, choosing the best method for a particular application can be difficult. We have applied several different methods, including Modechart, VFSM, ESTEREL, Basic LOTOS, Z, SDL and C, to(More)