special lecture on semat essence of software engineering


I was invited to hold a special lecture in the Introduction to Management Engineering course at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano. I presented Semat Essence Theory of Software Engineering to 1st year B.Sc. students in Computer Science and Engineering.

The purpose of the lecture was to introduce this very new material to beginners - Computer Science students. In this post, I share the Prezi presentation and the slides.

Outline of the lecture

Prezi Presentation

PDF Slides


This Prezi is a quick introduction to Essence Theory of Software Engineering for students.

If for any reason the embedded Prezi does not work, it is also available here.


The following are the slides for the practical introduction to Essence Language and the Scrum example. Please note that they are a sub-set of the slides by Kajko-Mattsson et al., 2012.

Download Essence Kernel, Language and Scrum.

Additional Material

Here is the formal material regarding Essence: Essence Theory OMG submission reduced set. Please note that this is a short version of the original OMG submission.

See also Graziotin, D and Abrahamsson, P 2013. A Web-based modeling tool for the SEMAT Essence theory of software engineering. Journal of Open Research Software 1(1):e4, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5334/jors.ad


Jacobson et al. (2012), The Essence of Software Engineering: The SEMAT Kernel. ACM Queue. Retrieved from ACM Queue: http://queue.acm.org/detail.cfm?id=2389616.

Kajko-Mattsson et al. (2012), Refounding software engineering: The Semat initiative (Invited presentation). 34th International Conference on: Software Engineering (ICSE). DOI: doi:10.1109/ICSE.2012.6227214”>doi:10.1109/ICSE.2012.6227214.

Semat.org members. (2012), Essence - Kernel and Language for Software Engineering Methods. OMG Document – ad/12-11-01: OMG. Retrieved from OMG: http://semat.org/?p=589.

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