In recent years Software Engineering (SE) is moving towards a support for a continuous software development; from daily building and agile processes, refactoring, to automatic software deployment. However these methods have shown a number of weakness such as problems with software correctness, performance, and scalability. In addition, focus on
small changes leads to limitation of significant innovation and improvement [ref]. On the other hand the well developed and proven SE methods mainly support development from scratch, and provide support for modeling, analysis, verification and validation of the entire system. Such methods ensures correctness, but produce a huge overhead in efforts and resources required for the support, and are becoming obsolete for continuously and rapidly changing systems.
This brings new challenges in developing of new SE methods and models for continuous software change, both supporting rapid changes in software systems while guaranteeing system correctness and qualities, and ensuring
sustainability in long-term software system evolution. This talk will point to these challenges and propose some possible directions to address them.
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