Collaborative software engineering: Challenges and prospects

Ivan Mistrík, John Grundy, André Van Der Hoek, Jim Whitehead

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Much work is presently ongoing in collaborative software engineering research. This work is beginning to make serious inroads into our ability to more effectively practice collaborative software engineering, with best practices, processes, tools, metrics, and other techniques becoming available for day-to-day use. However, we have not yet reached the point where the practice of collaborative software engineering is routine, without surprises, and generally as optimal as possible. This chapter summarizes the main findings of this book, draws some conclusions on these findings and looks at the prospects for software engineers in dealing with the challenges of collaborative software development. The chapter ends with prospects for collaborative software engineering.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCollaborative Software Engineering
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9783642102936
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Assessment methods for specific situations in collaborative software engineering
  • Theoretical understanding of collaborative software engineering
  • Tool support for Collaborative Software Engineering

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