Engineering - vs. software engineering: in search for process support

Kari Leppälä, Jorma Taramaa, Olli Vuorinen

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    A design process support framework for embedded electronics products is discussed.Contemporary pro-cesses for industrial software development do not provide sufficient support for hardware-software inter-face and reactive behaviour of such systems.Also engineering life cycle process and project manage-ment should be included.We propose a systems engineering ap-proach for embedded product engineer-ing, with sufficient emphasis on soft-ware aspects. An enabling and enacting process support framework is discussed.Main characteristics of the environment are distributed client server architecture, intranet technology, project management support, and document management.A layered architecture is laid out as an abstraction of important aspects of the environment, and for controlled interfaces: platform for technical aspects, process for workflow aspects, and knowledge for organisational integration.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the Sixth European Conference on Software Quality
    Place of PublicationVienna
    Pages502 - 513
    Publication statusPublished - 1999
    MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
    Event6th European Conference on Software Quality - Vienna, Austria
    Duration: 12 Apr 199916 Apr 1999


    Conference6th European Conference on Software Quality


    • software engineering


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