Microblogging in Open Source projects: The Case of Drupal

Our paper “Microblogging in Open Source Software Development: The Case of Drupal Using Twitter” was accepted for publication in IEEE Software. This work is led by Dr Xiaofeng Wang from the Free University of Bolzano, in collaboration with Ilona Kuzmickaja, Pekka Abrahamsson and Brian Fitzgerald. You can find the pre-print here. While there have been numerous academic papers on Twitter, few have been published targeting the Software Engineering community, and so far most of them have been conference papers.

Uncovering Theories in Software Engineering

Our paper “Uncovering Theories in Software Engineering” was accepted in the Second Workshop on a General Theory of Software Engineering (GTSE), collocated with ICSE 2013. One of the key points that we make in this paper is that SE research already has bits of theories, that we call Theory Fragments, and we adopted a framework offered by Brinberg and McGrath that can help to dissect papers so as to identify those fragments. You can find a preprint of the paper here.

Agile Methods in Regulated Domains

Our paper “Scaling Agile Methods to Regulated Environments: An Industry Case Study” was accepted in the International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE), in the Software Engineering in Practice (SEIP) track. The case study was conducted a QUMAS, a company based in Cork. The paper was written by: Brian Fitzgerald, Klaas-Jan Stol, and Ryan O’Sullivan and Donal O’Brien from QUMAS.