IEEE-CS SWEBOK V4 Public Review

The IEEE Computer Society Professional & Educational Activities Board (PEAB) SWEBOK Evolution Team seeks public review comments for Version 4 of the Guide to the Software Engineering Body of Knowledge (SWEBOK). This Guide spells out components of the software engineering discipline, promoting a consistent view of software engineering worldwide.

The newest version of the SWEBOK Guide includes new topic areas, updated topic descriptions, and the retirement of no longer relevant topics. Especially, agile (and DevOps) have been incorporated into many knowledge areas (KAs) since these models have been widely accepted since the last publication of SWEBOK. Three new knowledge areas (i.e., Software Architecture, Software Operations, and Software Security) guide foundational knowledge in software engineering. The new Guide will better integrate the related disciplines and rename and distribute some material into different knowledge areas. V4’s table of contents is shown in the following figure.

Software practitioners worldwide participate in the Guide’s development to ensure that it captures established traditional practices recommended by many organizations. The SWEBOK Guide uses a rigorous process that includes successive levels of review. Each of the seventeen KAs will be published as they become available for review.

As of July 1, 2022, drafts of the following knowledge areas are now available for review: Software Requirements, Software Testing,  Software Engineering Management, Software Quality, and Software Engineering Professional Practice. Please review the drafts, and input your comments in the following form by July 22, 2022. The input data will be used for SWEBOK V4 editing purposes only. If you have more than five comments, please use the following form multiple times. Please note that all chapters will be finally edited and layout consistently and adequately.

Please let us know if you have questions about this review procedure at swebok-contact@list.waseda.jp (Hironori Washizaki, IEEE Computer Society 1st Vice President 2023 Candidate, SWEBOK V4 Evolution Team Chair).

SWEBOK V4 Public Review Form: https://forms.gle/B1WtzUAefivgA5Sc8
SWEBOK V4 Drafts in PDF: https://waseda.box.com/v/ieee-cs-swebok
Reference: SWEBOK V3 http://swebokwiki.org/Main_Page