Guest Editorial Preface for 2013 Special Issue of the International Journal of Secure Software Engineering
January 2013 • Article
Nancy R. Mead, Ivan Flechais (University of Oxford), Dan Shoemaker (University of Detroit Mercy), Carol Woody
In this preface, the guest editors of this special edition provide a context for the articles that comprise the issue.
We need to know how to describe software in ways that are meaningful to engineers, developers, and managers, while including practical considerations such as the nature of the collected data and the units of measurement. That need leads us to ask this question: "What is the current state of the art in the process of making software visible?" The aim of this edition is to open this discussion up to the profession. To that end, we present five views on how to make the software process and product more visible.