In this MOOC, we explore how the effectiveness of software development projects can be pro-actively improved by applying concepts, techniques, and tools from software diagnosis. The term "software diagnosis" refers to recently innovated techniques from automated software analysis and software visual analytics that aim at giving insights into information about complex software system implementations, the correlated software development processes, and the system evolution. To this end, all common, traditionally separated infomation sources of software development get automatically extracted, related, and combined. The ultimate goals of these techniques are to provide not only software engineers but also all other stakeholders better instruments to monitor, to comprehend, to discuss, and to steer software development activities. In particular we will investigate how "software maps" as cartography-oriented, general-purpose, powerful visual analytics instruments can be used to improve software development effectiveness and transparency.
As precondition, our interested learners for this course shall have general knowledge about software development processes and procedures and have experience in IT-systems development or software maintenance. This course is especially interesting for
At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to
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This course was held from Mar 10, 2015 through May 04, 2015.
5297 learners enrolled.
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Jürgen Döllner studied mathematics and computer science at the University of Siegen, Germany (1987-1992). He got his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Münster, Germany, in 1996; he also received here his habilitation degree in 2001. In 2001 he became full professor for computer science at the Hasso-Plattner-Institute at the University of Potsdam, where he is leading the computer graphics and visualization department.
His major research areas are in computer graphics, geoinformatics, software engineering. In particular, the reserach is focused on concepts, tools, and techniques for complex software systems and graphics-based systems. His research topics include geovisualization (3D real-time rendering, 3D non-photorealistic rendering, web mapping, 3D spatial analysis, virtual 3D city models, and 3D virtual environments) as well as software visualization and visual analytics for software engineering (e.g., visualization of complex hierarchies, activities and dynamics, system evolution, software maps, and system metrics).
He is author of more than 200 papers in computer graphics and visualization (for an overview of publications see www.hpi3d.de). He serves as reviewer to a number of international and national journals, conferences, and workshops.