An Exploratory Study of Software Development Environment in Korean Shipbuilding and Marine Industry

KIPS Transactions on Software and Data Engineering, Vol. 7, No.6, pp.221-228, June 2018
10.3745/KTSDE.2018.7.6.221, Full Text

Abstract

With an increase in demand for the high added value of shipbuilding and marine industry based on the information and communications technology (ICT), software technology has become more important than ever in the industry. In this paper, we present the result of our preliminary investigation on the current software development environment in the shipbuilding and marine industry in order to develop reusable software component, which can enhance the competitiveness of software development. The investigation is performed based on the survey answers from 34 developers who are working in different shipbuilding and marine companies. The questionnaire is composed of items to gather the information of each company such as the number of employees and product domain, and actual software development environment such as operating system, programming languages, deployment format, obstacles for developing components, and the adoption of software development methods and tools. According to the results of the survey, the most important consideration to select their development platform was the number of available utilities and the technical supports, followed by performance, price and security problems. In addition, the requirements of various platforms supporting and the higher reliability, and the limitations of low development cost and manpower made it difficult for them to develop reusable software components. Finally, throughout the survey, we find out that only 15% of developers used software development processes and managed the quality to systematically develop their software products, therefore, shipbuilding and marine companies need more technical and institutional support to improve their ability to develop high qualified software.


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[KIPS Transactions Style]
M. Yu, Y. Jeong, I. Chun, B. Kim, and G. Na, "An Exploratory Study of Software Development Environment in Korean Shipbuilding and Marine Industry," KIPS Transactions on Software and Data Engineering, Vol.7, No.6, pp.221-228, 2018, DOI: 10.3745/KTSDE.2018.7.6.221.

[IEEE Style]
Misun Yu, Yang-Jae Jeong, In-Geol Chun, Byoung-Chul Kim, and Gapjoo Na, "An Exploratory Study of Software Development Environment in Korean Shipbuilding and Marine Industry," KIPS Transactions on Software and Data Engineering, vol. 7, no. 6, pp. 221-228, 2018. DOI: 10.3745/KTSDE.2018.7.6.221.

[ACM Style]
Yu, M., Jeong, Y., Chun, I., Kim, B., and Na, G. 2018. An Exploratory Study of Software Development Environment in Korean Shipbuilding and Marine Industry. KIPS Transactions on Software and Data Engineering, 7, 6, (2018), 221-228. DOI: 10.3745/KTSDE.2018.7.6.221.