Thirteen Knights and the Seven-headed Dragon: an interdisciplinary software engineering framework

N Mehandjiev, P Layzell, P Brereton, G Lewis, M Mannion, F Coallier

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This paper summarizes the findings of the STEP2002 workshop on Interdisciplinary Software Engineering, which took place on the 6th and 7th of October 2002 in Montreal, Canada. The workshop considered the future of software engineering as an interdisciplinary activity by identifying ideas, models and techniques which are already used in cognate disciplines, and are deemed applicable to software engineering, with the aim of breaking down rigid barriers between disciplines, representations and processes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSoftware Technology and Engineering Practice, 2002. STEP 2002. Proceedings. 10th International Workshop on
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2002


  • software engineering
  • software management
  • Interdisciplinary Software Engineering
  • October 2002
  • STEP2002 workshop
  • Thirteen Knights and the Seven-headed Dragon
  • cognate discipline
  • discipline barrier
  • ideas identification
  • interdisciplinary activity
  • model identification
  • software engineering community
  • software engineering future
  • software engineering process
  • software engineering techniques
  • software engineering tools
  • software flexibility
  • software productivity
  • software quality
  • software robustness
  • software role
  • technique identification
  • Best practices
  • Computer science
  • Engineering management
  • Process design
  • Product design
  • Productivity
  • Project management
  • Software engineering
  • Software quality
  • Standards organizations


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