7. EPICS Software Development Projects
- Brian A. Nejmeh
Published Online: 7 JUN 2012
Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Service-Learning in the Computer and Information Sciences: Practical Applications in Engineering Education
How to Cite
Oakes, W. and Bagchi, S. (2012) EPICS Software Development Projects, in Service-Learning in the Computer and Information Sciences: Practical Applications in Engineering Education (ed B. A. Nejmeh), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118319130.ch7
- Published Online: 7 JUN 2012
- Published Print: 21 MAY 2012
Print ISBN: 9781118100349
Online ISBN: 9781118319130
- EPICS program;
- software projects
The EPICS program, founded at Purdue University, has proved to be an effective model for university engagement with local communities. Software development has been a vital component of the portfolio of projects within the EPICS program since its inception. Initially, software projects were distributed across the program, with individual divisions supporting software needs for their particular community partner. EPICS restructured and concentrated the software development efforts into specific software divisions that serve multiple community partners. This chapter highlights the efforts of these divisions with examples of database projects that are used across multiple local applications. Developing software for the community requires the development team to truly understand the community partner. The model for EPICS of creating partnerships with local and global community organizations is an excellent model for software development.
Controlled Vocabulary Terms
database management systems; software engineering