Proceedings of the 26th Annual International Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC '02),
IEEE Computer Society, Los Alamitos, CA, pp. 347-348 (2002)

Software Engineering Professionalism:
Is the End of Constraints and Conflicts in Sight?

T.H. Tse 2

[paper from IEEE Xplore | paper from IEEE digital library | postprint]


Even though we have seen some trends towards software engineering professionalism, the end of the long and winding road is not yet in sight. The strongest resistance comes from our own inertia, such as the lack of an independent body of knowledge, the confusions in accountability and responsibility, and the obstacles in certification and licensing. These issues are discussed in the paper.

Keywords: Software engineering professionalism, body of knowledge, certification, licensing

1. This research is supported in part by a grant of the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong and a CRCG grant of The University of Hong Kong.
2. Department of Computer Science, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong.


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