Software Engineering for Computational Science (Presentation)

Johanson, Arne and Hasselbring, Wilhelm (2019) Software Engineering for Computational Science (Presentation) [Talk] In: Software Engineering 2019, 20.02.2019, Stuttgart.

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Despite the increasing importance of in silico experiments to the scientific discovery process, state-of-the-art software engineering practices are rarely adopted in computational science.

To understand the underlying causes for this situation and to identify ways to improve it, we conducted a literature survey on software engineering practices in computational science. We identified recurring key characteristics of scientific software development that are the result of the nature of scientific challenges, the limitations of computers, and the cultural environment of scientific software development. Our findings allow us to point out shortcomings of existing approaches for bridging the gap between software engineering and computational science and to provide an outlook on promising research directions that could contribute to improving the current situation.

Document Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Talk)
Keywords: Software Engineering, Computational Science
Research affiliation: Kiel University > Software Engineering
Projects: Sprat
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2019 12:21
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2019 11:23

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