Pathways to Technology Transfer and Adoption: Achievements and Challenges (Mini-Tutorial)

Dongmei Zhang and Tao Xie

Microsoft Research, China; North Carolina State University, USA

Track: Software Engineering in Practice
Session: Mini-Tutorial
Producing industrial impact has often been one of the important goals of academic or industrial researchers when conducting research. However, it is generally challenging to transfer research results into industrial practices. There are some common challenges faced when pursuing technology transfer and adoption while particular challenges for some particular research areas. At the same time, various opportunities also exist for technology transfer and adoption. This mini-tutorial presents achievements and challenges of technology transfer and adoption in various areas in software engineering, with examples drawn from research areas such as software analytics along with software testing and analysis. This mini-tutorial highlights success stories in industry, research achievements that are transferred to industrial practice, and challenges and lessons learned in technology transfer and adoption.