Software Engineering Research Center (SERC)
The Software Engineering Research Center is an NSF-sponsored,
industry-university cooperative research center (IUCRC) established in 1986.
It is a joint center, with the University of Florida and Purdue University
as the two original primary sites.
Ball State University and the University of West Florida are secondary sites
The Oregon Associated Universities (University of Oregon, Portland State
Univesity, Oregon State University and Oregon Graduate Center)
have been approved to join SERC also.
The aim of the SERC is
In addition to project-related interactions,
send representatives to the semi-annual Industrial Affiliate Board
meetings, which alternate locations between UF and Purdue U.
There, on-going and proposed projects give demonstrations, posters, and
Usually there is a talk on industrial practice by one of the representatives
as well, and the IAB members vote on proposed projects using a
Gene Spafford has composed a more complete
introduction to SERC and the IUCRC program.
to promote commercially relevant basic and applied research in software
engineering, in tools, methodologies, infrastructure and evaluation to
improve reliability, quality, and productivity of software engineering,
to provide a research environment for faculty and graduate students with
research interests in software engineering,
and to provide for meaningful exchanges amongst university and industry
researchers and practitioners.
Upcoming IAB Meetings
fall 1994 meeting
will be held at the
University of Florida
Current Research Activities
There are several active
with focus ranging from infrastructure for software engineering tasks
to particular tools,
from methodologies to evaluation of utility.
Technical Reports and other Publications
are available via
or by sending a request to
Mrs. Shirley Shrum.
There are faculty and staff
associated with SERC from over half a dozen institutions.
There are currently approximately ten