Issue No. 04 - July/August (2008 vol. 25)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MS.2008.84
Rebecca Sanders , Queen's University, Kingston
Diane Kelly , Royal Military College (RMC) of Canada
The development of scientific software involves risk in the underlying theory, its implementation, and its use. Through a series of interviews, the authors explored how research scientists at two Canadian universities developed their software. These interviews indicated that the scientists used a set of strategies to address risk. They also suggested where the software engineering community could perform research focused on specific problems faced by scientific software developers.
Professional end-user developer, scientific application software, software development, software testing, empirical study
Rebecca Sanders, Diane Kelly, "Dealing with Risk in Scientific Software Development", IEEE Software, vol. 25, no. , pp. 21-28, July/August 2008, doi:10.1109/MS.2008.84