Publication of DSMT Students


The paper of the undergraduate students of the Department of Management Science and Technology of the Athens University of Economics, George Liargovas and Angeliki Papadopoulou, which was prepared in collaboration with PhD candidate Zoe Kotti and under the supervision of Professor Diomidis Spinellis was accepted for publication in the IEEE Transactions on Education (ToE).

On "Software Engineering Education Knowledge versus Industrial Needs", the paper aims to identify and analyze the gap between the training that software professionals should receive, according to the Software Engineering Education Knowledge 2014 (SEEK) undergraduate study guide of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and industrial needs, as evidenced by citations to Stack Overflow programming site publications in Wikipedia entries.

In this regard, it was investigated to what extent the needs of developers are met, as evidenced by references to Stack Overflow publications in Wikipedia entries, by the SEEK disciplines. The research questions also concerned the connection between the popularity of Wikipedia entries and their coverage by SEEK, as well as the areas of information technology that can best be covered by the SEEK modules. Finally, the research sought to highlight the reason why Wikipedia entries, which are covered by the SEEK sections, are cited from Stack Overflow publications.

The findings of the paper, which were validated through research in software professionals, are important for the reformulation of software technology-related curricula: The SEEK Undergraduate Guide seems to adequately cover the basic principles of computer science, software design and mathematics concepts, but to a lesser extent fields such as the World Wide Web, elements of software technology and computer graphics. Developers are looking for tips, best practices and clarifications on software issues, as well as help with code control. Future SEEKs and IT training could go deeper into information systems, software design, control and security, as well as human skills.