This paper is early work to identify the framework for the discipline of Software Engineering and discover the connections between the fields of Software Engineering and Information Technology (IT). We explore other existing frameworks and described the need for software engineering as an academic discipline. We went further to clarify the confusion and difference between Software Engineering and Computer Science. Through this efforts we contribute to an understanding of how evidence from IT research can be used to improve Software Engineering as a discipline.

Authors: Jones Yeboah, Victor Adewopo, Feifei Pang, Hari Priya Ponnakanti

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