22nd IEEE International Conference on Software Analysis, Evolution, and Reengineering

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 ==Keynote Speakers== ==Keynote Speakers==
  
-===03/03: On Who’s ​Shoulders? - Dr. Jane Cleland-Huang===+===03/03: On Whose Shoulders? - Dr. Jane Cleland-Huang===
  
 [[http://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Bernard_of_Chartres | Bernard of Chartres]] (via [[http://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Isaac_Newton | Sir Isaac Newton]]) reminded us that all progress is achieved “on the shoulders of giants” – that our greatest discoveries and innovations build upon the inspirations,​ triumphs, and foundational truths established by those who have gone before us.  However, in our field of Software Engineering,​ as new ideas are transmitted at the speed of light, rather than the speed of Bernard’s horse, innovations are typically achieved as we, the ordinary people, exchange ideas, deliver incremental improvements,​ and offer the occasional truly novel idea to advance our field. ​ In this fast-paced environment it is particularly important for us to take the time to build a strong foundation for our knowledge – keeping audit trails of our experiments,​ sharing our datasets, releasing the code we used to run our experiments,​ and generally making our work transparent and reproducible,​ so that we no longer depend on giants to further the field. ​ Instead our successes are a collective effort from our community. ​ Unfortunately,​ this degree of openness comes with its own challenges. ​ In this talk, Dr. Cleland-Huang will explore some of the success stories in our field and discuss ways to deal with the psychological,​ philosophical,​ and practical barriers that impede open collaboration. [[http://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Bernard_of_Chartres | Bernard of Chartres]] (via [[http://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Isaac_Newton | Sir Isaac Newton]]) reminded us that all progress is achieved “on the shoulders of giants” – that our greatest discoveries and innovations build upon the inspirations,​ triumphs, and foundational truths established by those who have gone before us.  However, in our field of Software Engineering,​ as new ideas are transmitted at the speed of light, rather than the speed of Bernard’s horse, innovations are typically achieved as we, the ordinary people, exchange ideas, deliver incremental improvements,​ and offer the occasional truly novel idea to advance our field. ​ In this fast-paced environment it is particularly important for us to take the time to build a strong foundation for our knowledge – keeping audit trails of our experiments,​ sharing our datasets, releasing the code we used to run our experiments,​ and generally making our work transparent and reproducible,​ so that we no longer depend on giants to further the field. ​ Instead our successes are a collective effort from our community. ​ Unfortunately,​ this degree of openness comes with its own challenges. ​ In this talk, Dr. Cleland-Huang will explore some of the success stories in our field and discuss ways to deal with the psychological,​ philosophical,​ and practical barriers that impede open collaboration.
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