Our cutting-edge research satisfies students' curiosity
The software engineering laboratory uses both theoretical and empirical approaches to address various problems related to software development, human computer interaction and software lifecycle management. We fully exploit the potential of students’ curiosity and creative thinking together with conventional research theories and technologies to tackle new topics in software engineering.
Software Data Mining
Open Source Software Engineering
Human Factors in Software Development
Feature of the Laboratory
While actual software development tends to rely on project managers’ intuition without sufficient evidence, our goal is to develop an empirically- guided software development environment where the software process and product data are measured and decisions are made based on the data. We also address recent hot topics in software engineering such as open source software engineering, global software development and software protection.
Nara Institute of Science and Technology and Osaka University have been advancing a project called StagE (Software Traceability and Accountability for Global software Engineering), in collaboration with government, industry and academia and featuring the involvement of the industrial sector since fiscal 2007, as a leading project, i.e. “Research and Development for the Construction of Next-generation IT Infrastructure: development and popularization of visualization techniques for software construction status”; as entrusted by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. We aim to realize the world’s most advanced, safe and secure IT society by familiarizing the concept of traceability toward software, while developing technologies to provide outsourcers, prior to global releases, with a “software tag”, enabling visualization of the software construction status, attached to software products.