Summary: Understanding the University/Industry Gap
Jorge L. Díaz-Herrera, Mark Ardis, Deborah Coleman, and Maria Makabenta-Ikeda
B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences
Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, N.Y., USA.
School of Applied Information Technology
Kyoto College of Graduate Studies for Informatics, Kyoto, Japan.
In this presentation we discuss a project to study
best practices in industry and compare these with
curricula recommendations for software engineering
programs. We have designed a survey on software
development practices and methods to be administered
as widely as possible within the US and in other
countries. This would pave the way to gain a better
understanding of the perceived gap between industry
and academia. We would like to present this idea to the
workshop and to solicit feedback on the survey design;
we would also be seeking additional contributors.
Software engineering is an emerging discipline with