ProMeTA: A Taxonomy for Program Metamodels in Program Reverse Engineering, accepted at Empirical Software Engineering journal (SCIE indexed, CORE Rank A)

Hironori Washizaki, Yann-Gael Gueheneuc, Foutse Khomh, “ProMeTA: A Taxonomy for Program Metamodels in Program Reverse Engineering,” Empirical Software Engineering (EMSE) journal, 2018. (SCIE indexed, CORE Rank A)(to appear)

To support program comprehension, maintenance, and evolution, metamodels are frequently used during program reverse engineering activities to describe and analyze constituents of a program and their relations. Reverse engineering tools often define their own metamodels according to the intended purposes and features. Although each metamodel has its own advantages, its limitations may be addressed by other metamodels. Existing works have evaluated and compared metamodels and tools, but none have considered all the possible characteristics and limitations to provide a comprehensive guideline for classifying, comparing, reusing, and extending program metamodels. To aid practitioners and researchers in classifying, comparing, reusing, and extending program metamodels and their corresponding reverse engineering tools according to the intended goals, we establish a conceptual framework with definitions of program metamodels and related concepts. We confirmed that any reverse engineering activity can be clearly described as a pattern based on the framework from the viewpoint of program metamodels. Then the framework is used to provide a comprehensive taxonomy, named Program Metamodel TAxonomy (ProMeTA), which incorporates newly identified characteristics into those stated in previous works, which were identified via a systematic literature review (SLR) on program metamodels, while keeping the orthogonality of the entire taxonomy. Additionally, we validate the taxonomy in terms of its orthogonality and usefulness through the classification of popular metamodels.

Goal Modelling for Security Problem Matching and Pattern Enforcement, accepted at International Journal of Secure Software Engineering (DBLP indexed)

Yijun Yu, Haruhiko Kaiya, Nobukazu Yoshioka, Zhenjiang Hu, Hironori Washizaki, Yingfei Xiong, Amin Hosseinian-Far, “Goal Modelling for Security Problem Matching and Pattern Enforcement,” International Journal of Secure Software Engineering (IJSSE), 2018. (DBLP indexed)

CSEE&T 2017 is successfully over! Prof. Washizaki served as PC Co-Chair.

#CSEET2017 30th IEEE Conference on Software Engineering Education and Training (CSEE&T), Savannah, Georgia, November 7-9, 2017 is successfully over! Thank you all for your contribution and participation. I hope everyone enjoyed the conference. See you next time in Hawaii!


A Web Application to Manage and Improve Software Development Projects by SEMAT Essence, accepted at QuASoQ 2017 (collocated with APSEC)

Yuichiro Senzaki, Siyuan Liu, Hironori Washizaki, Yoshiaki Fukazawa, Hiroshi Kobayashi and Masaharu Adachi, “A Web Application to Manage and Improve Software Development Projects by SEMAT Essence,” 5th International Workshop on Quantitative Approaches to Software Quality (QuASoQ 2017), in conjunction with the 24th Asia-Pacific Software Engineering Conference (APSEC 2017), Nanjing, Jiangsu, China, 4th December 2017

As part of the rapid advances in software engineering, each year a vast amount of new knowledge and ideas are proposed. However, a gap often arises between new ideas and
current methods due to a lack of fundamental theory. To bridge this gap, SEMAT (Software Engineering Methods and Theory) Essence has been proposed as the common ground in software engineering. Using SEMAT Essence, developers can track the progress and health of a project more efficiently from various viewpoints. However, SEMAT Essence has some limitations. In practice, only a few tools implement SEMAT Essence. Most of these tools are problematic and do not sufficiently satisfy the requirements for practical developments. Therefore, we develop a tool called OCMS (Online Checklist Management System), which improves existing tools. An experiment where students manage an ET robot contest project using OCMS confirms its effectiveness and demonstrates that OCMS can help developers improve efficiency.

10月29日(日)13:00~13:55 BSフジ「beプログラミング3」にて鷲崎教授からのプログラミング学習・教育のルーブリック他の紹介

10月29日(日)13:00~13:55 BSフジ「beプログラミング3」にてさきのプログラミング明日教育会議の模様が放送され、その中で鷲崎教授からのプログラミング学習・教育のルーブリック他の紹介の様子も取り上げられます。ぜひご覧ください。ルーブリックの詳細は下記になります。

佐々木綾菜, 鷲崎弘宜, 齋藤大輔, 深澤良彰, 武藤優介, 西澤利治, “小学校におけるプログラミング教育において活用可能なルーブリックの提案”, 日本デジタル教科書学会第6回年次大会, 東京, 2017年8/19(土),20(日).

G7プログラミングラーニングサミット 第3回報告会を開催

2017年8月22日に早稲田大学にてプログラミング教育明日会議と同時開催したG7プログラミングラーニングサミット 第3回の報告会を開催しました。またあわせて、2017年11月からの第2期の計画についても内部的に発表しました。第2期は各方面へとの連携を広げつつ、ルーブリックに基づくワークショップ&理解度確認テスト&アンケートの統一設計、および、より深い分析と一般への結果の展開に努めてまいります。ご期待ください。

早稲田大学プレスリリース4年間で3000名育成へ、AI・IoT分野でイノベーション人材創出 社会人学び直し事業「スマートエスイー」(enPiT-Pro採択、事業責任者: 鷲崎教授)

早稲田大学プレスリリース: 4年間で3000名育成へ、AI・IoT分野でイノベーション人材創出 社会人学び直し事業「スマートエスイー」(enPiT-Pro採択、事業責任者: 鷲崎)多くの連携をいただき18年度に開講します。ご期待ください。



2017年度よりAI・IoT・ビッグデータの技術を組み合わせたスマートシステム&サービスに基づくイノベーション人材育成のための全国的な社会人学び直し事業「スマートエスイー」をWASEDA NEO(東京都中央区・コレド日本橋)を拠点にて開始します。この活動は平成29年度文部科学省enPiT-Proに早稲田大学が代表校として申請し採択されたものです。



Metrics Visualization Techniques based on Historical Origins and Functional Layers for Developments by Multiple Organizations, accepted at International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering (SCIE/Scopus/DBLP Indexed)

Ryosuke Ishizue, Hironori Washizaki, Yoshiaki Fukazawa, Sakae Inoue, Yoshiiku Hanai, Masanobu Kanazawa and Katsushi Namba, “Metrics Visualization Techniques based on Historical Origins and Functional Layers for Developments by Multiple Organizations,” International Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering (IJSEKE), Vol.28, pp.1-25, 2018. (SCIE/Scopus/DBLP Indexed)

Software developments involving multiple organizations such as OSS (Open Source Software)-based projects tend to have numerous defects when one organization develops and another organization edits the program source code les. Developments with complex le creation, modi cation history (origin), and software architecture (functional layer) are increasing in OSS-based development. As an example, we focus on an Android smart phone and a VirtualBox development project, and propose new visualization techniques for product metrics based on le origin and functional layers. One is the Metrics Area Figure, which can express duplication of edits by multiple organizations intuitively using overlapping gures. The other is Origin City, which was inspired by Code City. It can represent the scale and other measurements, while simultaneously stacking functional layers as 3D buildings.The contributions of our paper are to propose new techniques, implement them as web applications, and share the results of our questionnaire. Our proposed techniques are useful not only to visualize the measured metrics, but also to improve the product quality.

鷲崎教授らがGQM+Strategiesを詳しくハンズオンで学ぶ11月20日IPA「経験と勘に頼らない事業戦略マネジメント ワークショップセミナー ~データに基づく実践的な組織目標立案のために~」開催予定

GQM+Strategiesを詳しくハンズオンで学ぶ11月20日IPA「経験と勘に頼らない事業戦略マネジメント ワークショップセミナー ~データに基づく実践的な組織目標立案のために~」の参加募集が始まりました。ぜひご参加ください。