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The importance of code review activities for code ownership and software quality

Code ownership is a common practice in large, distributed software development teams. It is used to establish a chain of responsibility (who to blame if there is a problem) and simplify management (to whom a task or bug-fix should be assigned). A simple intuition for estimating code ownership is that the developer who has written […]

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Architecting Cloud-Enabled Systems

Cloud computing has gained widespread adoption for providing highly scaleable on demand Information and Community Technology (ICT) infrastructure in many domains and businesses. Designing and evaluating cloud-enabled systems is highly complex and challenging undertaking. Researchers have been dedicating significant amount of resources for learning the challenges in designing and evaluating cloud-enabled systems and devising appropriate […]

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Empirical Research in Software Engineering

Empirical Research in Software Engineering. Empirical studies of software engineering involve learning about current practice and evaluating potential improvements in current practice. CREST researchers are concerned with understanding how practitioners conduct great software engineering. Such studies can be characterized into three general areas: The investigation of current techiques, tools and practice. These tend to act as assessments […]

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Connected Health

Connected Health. Connected Health involves the use of ICT to improve healthcare quality and outcomes. Essentially “Connected Health” is the utilisation of “connecting” technologies (i.e. communication systems – broadband, wireless, mobile phone, fixed phone lines) and medical devices for healthcare applications. In addition, technologies relating to sensors, alert systems, vital sign monitoring devices, health informatics […]

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