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Colloquium - Davis

State-of-the-Art vs. Practice vs. Research in Requirements Engineering
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

This talk will be in three parts, each part surveying a different state of requirements engineering. The first part will be a brief survey of how requirements engineering is performed today (state-of-the-practice). The second part will be a brief survey of what we know about how requirements engineering should be performed (state-of-the-art). The third part will discuss the requirements engineering ideas that are currently being investigated in research centers, and will emphasize multiple views of requirements, requirements engineering environments, and requirements reuse.

Alan Davis is Professor of Computer Science and El Pomar Chair of Software Engineering at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and at the Colorado Institute for Technology Transfer and Implementation (CITTI). He was previously Professor of Software Systems Engineering and Acting Chair of the Computer Science Department at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. From 1984 to 1991, he was with BTG, Inc., Vienna, Virginia, in a variety of capacities including Vice President and Director of the Engineering Services Division, Vice President and Director of Research, and Internal Consultant. At GTE, Inc., he served as a Director of R&D at GTE Communications Systems Division in Phoenix, Arizona, and Director of the Software Technology Center at GTE Laboratories in Waltham, Massachusetts. Previously, he held academic positions at the Universities of Illinois and Tennessee.

Dr. Davis received PhD and MS degrees in Computer Science from the University of Illinois in 1975 and 1973, respectively, and a BS in Mathematics from the State University of New York at Albany in 1970.

Refreshments will be served prior to the talk.

Department of Computer Science
University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, CO 80309-0430 USA
May 5, 2012 (14:13)