Advanced Research in Software Engineering (ARiSE), was recently awarded a 4 year, $1.2 million contract to assist the State of Texas, Office of the Attorney General Child Support Division (CSD) meet increasing customer service demands, manage growing and changing caseloads, improve automation of processes, and attract and retain a changing workforce by renewing and transforming its existing child support system, Texas Child Support Enforcement System (TXCSES), using newer technologies.
ARiSE was established to create cutting edge basic and domain-specific software engineering research. ARiSE integrates research in the Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Civil Engineering, and the School of Information Sciences.
It is the goal of the UT ARiSE IV&V project over a multi-year period to provide semi-annual, independent analysis of the technical and managerial activities within T2 in order to identify, inform and educate T2 management, stakeholders and other interested parties, of any areas of weakness and/or risk to T2. Also it is intended to propose and recommend solutions for remediation and/or mitigation of said weaknesses or risks. The review methodology being used was created from a unique blend of well-known software industry standards, customized to the needs of this situation. The ARiSE IV&V team is made up of several software engineering experts, with many years of experience in performing similar organizational appraisals. ARiSE faculty members involved include UT ECE professors Herb Krasner(PI), Dewayne Perry and Sarfraz Khurshid.