7. EPICS Software Development Projects

  1. Brian A. Nejmeh
  1. William Oakes and
  2. Saurabh Bagchi

Published Online: 7 JUN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118319130.ch7

Service-Learning in the Computer and Information Sciences: Practical Applications in Engineering Education

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

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 JUN 2012
  2. Published Print: 21 MAY 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118100349

Online ISBN: 9781118319130

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Keywords:

  • EPICS program;
  • software projects

Summary

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