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Software Engineering Guidelines for Scientists - A Practical Handout for the Developing Researcher

Haupt, Carina (2019) Software Engineering Guidelines for Scientists - A Practical Handout for the Developing Researcher. 2019 SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering, 25. Feb. - 01. Mar. 2019, Spokane, Washington, USA.

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Abstract

In research facilities, scientists often develop software. Most of them do not have any specific education in software development. Usually they had programming courses at university or they self-taught some programming skills. Therefore their knowledge about software engineering and adjacent topics is quite limited. To support scientists, we created a set of software engineering guidelines. These guidelines give advice in different fields of software development (e.g., requirements management, design and implementation, change management). To make it easy to start with them, we developed a simple classification scheme taking aspects into account like expected software size or software lifetime. This scheme is useful to filter the guidelines and to fit them to the right context. Besides providing written guidelines and explanations, we created check list in different formats (e.g., Markdown, Word) to offer scientist a light-weight and easy-to-use tool. In this talk, we provide an overview about the concept of the guidelines and report about experiences introducing them at the German aerospace center (DLR) – a large research facility in Germany. At DLR around 2000 to 3000 persons develop software in part or full time.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/126789/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Software Engineering Guidelines for Scientists - A Practical Handout for the Developing Researcher
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Haupt, CarinaCarina.Haupt (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-6447-1379
Date:25 February 2019
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:Software Engineering, Guidelines
Event Title:2019 SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering
Event Location:Spokane, Washington, USA
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:25. Feb. - 01. Mar. 2019
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Technology
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R SY - Technik für Raumfahrtsysteme
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben SISTEC
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institut of Simulation and Software Technology
Institut of Simulation and Software Technology > Distributed Systems and Component Software
Deposited By: Haupt, Carina
Deposited On:13 Mar 2019 13:59
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 20:24

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