Worlds Apart: Industrial and Academic Focus Areas in Software Testing

Vahid Garousi, Michael Felderer

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To determine how industry and academia approach software testing, researchers compared the titles of presentations from selected conferences in each of the two communities. The results shed light on the root cause of low industry-academia collaboration and led to suggestions on how to improve this situation.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8048625
Pages (from-to)38-45
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Software
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • industry-academia collaboration
  • qualitative analysis
  • software conferences
  • software development
  • software engineering
  • software testing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software


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