NATO Software Engineering Conferences

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Unformatted text preview: The NATO Software Engineering Conferences Introduction by Robert M. McClure In the fall of 1968 and again the in fall of 1969, NATO hosted a conference devoted to the subject of software engineering. Although the term was not in general use at that time, its adoption for the titles of these conferences was deliberately provocative. As a result, the conferences played a major role in gaining general acceptance, perhaps even premature, for the term. The motivation for these conferences was that the computer industry at large was having a great deal of trouble in producing large and complex software systems. (Does that sound like deja vu all over again?) Participants were solicited from computer manufacturers, computer users, software houses, and academia. Over the years, the conference reports have gained a certain amount of classical aura. Since they have been out of print for some time, I felt that the time had come to make them widely available, if for no other reason than to let the current generation know what...
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This note was uploaded on 02/24/2012 for the course CSE 503 taught by Professor Davidnotikin during the Spring '11 term at University of Washington.

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