Evidence-Based Software Engineering

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Evidence-Based Software Engineering

Welcome to the web site for Evidence-Based Software Engineering (EBSE). If you are new to this website, or wish to know more about EBSE, click here for more information.

EBSE is concerned with determining what works, when and where, in terms of software engineering practice, tools and standards. Originating in 2004, EBSE has drawn its inspiration from the success of the evidence-based paradigm as employed in clinical medicine (and other disciplines), adapting the evidence-based practices to meet the rather different characteristics of Software Engineering, and the consequences that these characteristics have for empirical studies performed on software engineering topics.

This web site is maintained by researchers who are interested in EBSE and its purpose is to act as a resource for members of the wider Software Engineering community. Everyone is welcome to use the material it provides, and are invited to contribute further material for use by others. The site is intended to provide material for practitioners, researchers, teachers, students and policy-makers, particularly those who might wish to make evidence-informed decisions related to software engineering activities.

Please note that this web site is currently (Summer 2021) in the process of being both upgraded to use WordPress and its facilities, which should make it much easier to update it with the new material that we would like to incorporate as well as to improve its presentation for a wider range of users. While this is in progress, we are still making the original web site available since we know that many of its features, such as the glossary, are quite widely used.

Page last updated on 23 September 2021.