How fast is research advancing?

In the IT industry, everything is moving at a fast pace. New products and services are released daily. So it would follow that computer science research is moving at a similair breakneck speed? Not so according to a recent bibliometric survey published in the communications of the ACM. The “half-life” of computer science research is 7,5 years compared to an average across a set of scientific disciplines of 7,7 year – which by the way is the half-life of the software engineering discipline.

In fact, the author notes, many of the grand challenges of computer science are as daunting today as they were 20 years ago.

About Greger Wikstrand

Greger Wikstrand, Ph.D. M.Sc. is a TOGAF 9 certified enterprise architect with an interest in e-heatlh, m-health and all things agile as well as processes, methods and tools. Greger Wikstrand works as a consultant at Capgemini where he alternates between enterprise agile coaching, problem solving and designing large scale e-health services ...

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