Together We Are Stronger: Evidence-Based Reflections on Industry-Academia Collaboration in Software Testing

Michael Felderer*, Vahid Garousi

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Abstract

For a highly relevant and applied research area like software testing industry-academia collaboration is of uttermost importance. In this paper we reflect on how industry-academia collaboration can be improved based on evidence from four empirical studies. We therefore first present four studies providing evidence on the (1) perceived level of challenges in testing activities, (2) focus areas in industrial and academic software testing conferences, (3) synergies between industrial and academic software testing conferences, as well as (4) the need for consideration of grey literature. Then, we reflect on issues, which we think can improve the link and synergies between industry and academia in software testing, i.e., research topics, guidelines and evidence, value and risk, context and scalability, action research and education as well as grey literature and open science.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSoftware Quality
Subtitle of host publicationQuality Intelligence in Software and Systems Engineering - 12th International Conference, SWQD 2020, Proceedings
EditorsDietmar Winkler, Stefan Biffl, Daniel Mendez, Daniel Mendez, Johannes Bergsmann
PublisherSpringer
Pages3-12
ISBN (Print)9783030355098
DOIs
Publication statusEarly online date - 09 Dec 2019
Event12th International Conference on Software Quality Days, SWQD 2020 - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 14 Jan 202017 Jan 2020

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Business Information Processing
Volume371 LNBIP
ISSN (Print)1865-1348
ISSN (Electronic)1865-1356

Conference

Conference12th International Conference on Software Quality Days, SWQD 2020
Country/TerritoryAustria
CityVienna
Period14/01/202017/01/2020

Keywords

  • Industry academia collaboration
  • Software quality
  • Software testing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Business and International Management
  • Information Systems
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Information Systems and Management

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