Domain-specific software engineering

Bryant, Barrett R., Jeffrey G. Gray, Mernik, Marjan. Domain-specific software engineering. In Proceedings of the FSE/SDP workshop on Future of software engineering research. FoSER '10, pages 65-68, ACM, New York, NY, USA, 2010. [doi]


This paper projects that an important future direction in software engineering is domain-specific software engineering (DSE). From requirements specification to design, and then implementation, a tighter coupling between the description of a software system with its application domain has the potential to improve both the correctness and reliability of the software system, and also lead to greater opportunities for software automation. In this position paper, we explore the impact of this emerging paradigm on requirements specification, design modeling, and implementation, as well as challenge areas benefiting from the new paradigm.