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Carolyn Seaman

E-mail cseaman AT umbc DOT edu

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University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Department of Information Systems

Information Technology & Engineering (ITE) Building

Room 404B

1000 Hilltop Circle

Baltimore, MD 21250

Phone: 1 410 455 3937

Fax: 1 410 455 1073

Current CV

Current Position: Associate Professor

Here’s the syllabus for my section of CMSC 101 / IS 101Y

Information about IS 399 and IS 199

Syllabi from previous and current courses: 

Former PhD students:

Dr. Nabie Conteh – “Just In Time” Intelligent Decision Support – Graduated December 2004

Dr. Gilberto Muñoz Cornejo – Adoption of Open Source Software in Hospitals – Graduated December 2007

Dr. Medha Umarji - Gauging developer acceptance of software process improvement methodologies – Graduate May 2010

Dr. Susan Mitchell - Software Process Improvement through the Removal of Project-level Knowledge Flow Obstacles: The Perceptions of Software Engineers – Graduated May 2012

 

Currently mentoring the following PhD students:

Academic Degrees:

Research Interests:

Affiliations:

·         Empirical and Applied Software Engineering Lab (EASEL) at UMBC

·         Fraunhofer Center for Experimental Software Engineering (FC-MD)

·         International Software Engineering Research Network (ISERN)

·         Information and Software Technology Journal (ISTJ)

Selected Publications:

Comparing four approaches for technical debt identification, Nico Zazworka, Antonio Vetro’, Clemente Izurieta, Sunny Wong, Yuanfang Cai, Carolyn Seaman and Forrest Shull, Software Quality Journal, 21(2), April 2013. DOI: 10.1007/s11219-013-9200-8.

A Balancing Act: What Software Practitioners Have to Say about Technical Debt. Erin Lim, Nitin Taksande, and Carolyn Seaman. IEEE Software, 29(6):22-27, DOI: 10.1109/MS.2012.130, 2012.

Organizing the Technical Debt Landscape. Clemente Izurieta, Antonio Vetro’, Nico Zazworka, Yuanfang Cai, Carolyn Seaman, and Forrest Shull. Third International Workshop on Managing Technical Debt (MTD), pp. 23-26, DOI: 10.1109/MTD.2012.6225995, 2012.

An empirical study of process knowledge: coherence as a static process property. Carlton A. Crabtree, Anthony F. Norcio, and Carolyn B. Seaman. Journal of Software Evolution and Process, DOI: 10.1002/smr.1567, August 2012.

Software Process Improvement through the Identification and Removal of Project-level Knowledge Flow Obstacles. Susan M. Mitchell and Carolyn B. Seaman. International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE), Track on New Insights and Emerging Results (NIER), DOI: 10.1109/ICSE.2012.6227103, 2012.

A Knowledge Mapping Technique for Project-level Knowledge Flow Analysis. Susan M. Mitchell and Carolyn B. Seaman. International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement. Pp. 347-350. DOI: 10.1109/ESEM.2011.45. 2011.

Tracking Technical Debt – An Exploratory Case Study. Yuepu Guo, Carolyn Seaman, Rebeka Gomes, Antonio Cavalcanti, Graziela Tonin, Fabio Q. B. Da Silva, André L. M. Santos, Clauirton Siebra, Proceedings of the 27th IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance (ICSM’ 11), DOI: 10.1109/ICSM.2011.6080824. Pp. 528-531, 2011

Linking Software Development and Business Strategy Through Measurement. Victor Basili , Jens Heidrich, Mikael Lindvall, Jürgen Münch, Myrna Regardie, Dieter Rombach, Carolyn Seaman, Adam Trendowicz. IEEE Computer, 43:4(57-65), DOI: 10.1109/MC.2010.108. April 2010.

Managing Technical Debt in Software-reliant Systems. Nanette Brown, Yuanfang Cai, Yuepu Guo, Rick Kazman, Miryung Kim, Philippe Kruchten, Erin Lim, Alan MacCormack, Robert Nord, Ipek Ozkaya, Raghvinder Sangwan, Carolyn Seaman, Kevin Sullivan, Nico Zazworka, Proceedings of the 18th FSE/SDP Workshop on Future of Software Engineering Research, 47-52, DOI: 10.1145/1882362.1882373. 2010.

Building Empirical Support for Automated Code Smell Detection. Jan Schumacher, Nico Zazworka, Forrest Shull, Carolyn Seaman, Michele Shaw, Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement (ESEM '10), 67-76, DOI: 10.1145/1852786.1852797. 2010.

Domain-Specific Tailoring of Code Smells: An Empirical Study. Yuepu Guo, Carolyn Seaman, Nico Zazworka, Forrest Shull, Proceedings of the 32nd ACM/IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE '10), 167-170, DOI: 10.1145/1810295.1810321. 2010.

Gauging acceptance of software metrics: Comparing perspectives of managers and developers. Medha Umarji and Carolyn Seaman, International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement (ESEM09), Lake Buena Vista, USA, DOI: 10.1109/ESEM.2009.5315999. October 2009.

Software Engineering Education for Bioinformatics. Umarji, M., Seaman, C., Koru, A.G., Liu, H. 22nd IEEE-CS Conference on Software Engineering Education and Training, DOI: 10.1109/CSEET.2009.44. Feb 2009, Hyderabad, India.

Why do Programmers Avoid Metrics? Medha Umarji and Carolyn Seaman. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement (ESEM08), Kaiserslautern, Germany, DOI: 10.1145/1414004.1414027. October 2008.

An Empirical Investigation into the Adoption of Open Source Software in Hospitals, Gilberto Munoz-Cornejo, Carolyn B. Seaman, and A. Gunes Koru. International Journal of Healthcare Information Systems and Informatics. 3(3):16-37, July-September 2008.

Bridging the Gap Between Business Strategy and Software Development, Victor Basili, Mikael Lindvall, Myrna Regardie, Carolyn Seaman, Jens Heidrich, Jurgen Munch, Dieter Rombach, and Adam Trendowicz. Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2007), Montreal, December 2007.

The Value of War Stories in Debunking the Myths of Documentation in Software Maintenance, Wayne G. Lutters and Carolyn B. Seaman. Information and Software Technology. Information and Software Technology. 49(6):576-587, January 2007.

User Interface Evaluation and Empirically-Based Evolution of a Prototype Experience Management Tool, Carolyn B. Seaman, Manoel Mendonca, Victor Basili, Yong-Mi Kim.  IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, 29(9): 838-850, September 2003.

The Information Gathering Strategies of Software Maintainers. Carolyn B. Seaman. Proceedings of the International Conference on Software Maintenance, pp. 141-149, October 2002.

COTS-Based Software Development: Processes and Open Issues. M. Morisio, C.B. Seaman, V.R. Basili, A.T. Parra, S.E. Kraft, and S.E. Condon. Journal of Systems and Software, 61(3):189-199, April 2002.

A Prototype Experience Management System for a Software Consulting Organization. Manoel Mendonca, Carolyn Seaman, Victor Basili, and Yong-Mi Kim. Proceedings of the International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering (SEKE01), Buenos Aires, Argentina, June 2001.

Investigating and Improving a COTS-Based Software Development Process. M. Morisio, C.B. Seaman, A.T. Parra, V.R. Basili, S.E. Kraft, and S.E. Condon. Proceedings of the International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2000), Limerick, Ireland, June 2000.

Qualitative Methods in Empirical Studies of Software Engineering. Carolyn B. Seaman, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, 25(4):557-572, July/August 1999.

Communication and Organization: An Empirical Study of Discussion in Inspection Meetings.
Carolyn B. Seaman and Victor R. Basili, IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, 24(6), June 1998.

Q-MOPP: Qualitative evaluation of Maintenance Organizations, Processes, and Products.
Lionel Briand, Yong-Mi Kim, Walcelio Melo, Carolyn Seaman, and Victor Basili, Software Maintenance: Research and Practice, 10:249-278, 1998.

Communication and Organization in Software Development: An Empirical Study.
Carolyn B. Seaman and Victor R. Basili, IBM Systems Journal, 36(4), 1997.

An empirical study of communication in code inspections.
Carolyn B. Seaman and Victor R. Basili. In Proc. of the 1997 International Conference on Software Engineering, Boston, MA, May 17-24, 1997.

Organizational Issues in Software Development: An Empirical Study of Communication.
C. Seaman, PhD Thesis, Computer Science Department, University of Maryland, Technical Report CS-TR-3726, UMIACS Technical Report UMIACS-TR-96-94, 1996.

Evolving the Reuse Process at the Flight Dynamics Division (FDD) Goddard Space Flight Center.
S. Condon, S. Kraft, J. Kontio C. Seaman and Y. Kim. The Twenty-first Annual Software Engineering Workshop, NASA/Goddard Software Engineering Laboratory (SEL), Greenbelt, Maryland, December 1996, pp. 27-58.

Communication Costs in Code and Design Reviews: An Empirical Study.
C.B. Seaman, Proceedings of CASCON '96 (CD-ROM), IBM Centre for Advanced Studies, Toronto, November 1996.

Characterizing and assessing a large-scale software maintenance organization.
L. Briand, W. Melo, C. Seaman, and V. Basili, In Proc. of the 17th Int'l Conf. on Software Engineering, Seattle, WA, April 24-28, 1995.

Using the OPT improvement approach in the SQL/DS development environment.
C. Seaman, Presented at CASCON'94, Toronto, November 1994

 


Last updated on August 15, 2013, by cseaman@umbc.edu