Impact of Software Engineering Research in Practice: A Patent and Author Survey Analysis

  title={Impact of Software Engineering Research in Practice: A Patent and Author Survey Analysis},
  author={Zoe Kotti and Georgios Gousios and Diomidis D. Spinellis},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering},
—Existing work on the practical impact of software engineering (SE) research examines industrial relevance rather than adoption of study results, hence the question of how results have been practically applied remains open. To answer this and investigate the outcomes of impactful research, we performed a quantitative and qualitative analysis of 4354 SE patents citing 1690 SE papers published in four leading SE venues between 1975–2017. Moreover, we conducted a survey on 475 authors of 593 top… 

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