Panel topic: Software Engineering Research versus Industry Practice - a Growing Divide?

Thursday, June 6, 16:30 - 17:30, ATC 101

Panelists:

Steven Versteeg, CA Technologies, Australia (Chair)

Len Bass, NICTA, Australia

Carrie Gates, CA Technologies, USA

John Grundy, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

Cameron Hine, DiUS Computing, Australia

Is there a growing divide between software engineering research and the software engineering industry? How can industry and universities work more effectively together? Are the ideas developed in research being effectively transferred to industry practice? Are the latest developments in commercial industry being taught in universities and driving new research? Should practical industry problems be driving software engineering research? Or are the goals of research and commerical industry fundamentally different such that we should accept that they are different domains?