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MSR
2011
ACM
7 years 7 months ago
Modeling the evolution of topics in source code histories
Studying the evolution of topics (collections of co-occurring words) in a software project is an emerging technique to automatically shed light on how the project is changing over...
Stephen W. Thomas, Bram Adams, Ahmed E. Hassan, Do...
ICSE
2011
IEEE-ACM
7 years 7 months ago
Using software evolution history to facilitate development and maintenance
Much research in software engineering have been focused on improving software quality and automating the maintenance process to reduce software costs and mitigating complications ...
Pamela Bhattacharya
WS
2010
ACM
8 years 2 months ago
Semantic web enabled software analysis
One of the most important decisions researchers face when analyzing software systems is the choice of a proper data analysis/exchange format. In this paper, we present EvoOnt, a s...
Jonas Tappolet, Christoph Kiefer, Abraham Bernstei...
JSS
2010
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8 years 2 months ago
The Linux kernel as a case study in software evolution
We use 810 versions of the Linux kernel, released over a period of 14 years, to characterize the system’s evolution, using Lehman’s laws of software evolution as a basis. We i...
Ayelet Israeli, Dror G. Feitelson
ENTCS
2007
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8 years 4 months ago
A Change-based Approach to Software Evolution
Software evolution research is limited by the amount of information available to researchers: Current version control tools do not store all the information generated by developer...
Romain Robbes, Michele Lanza
JUCS
2007
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8 years 4 months ago
Self-Evolving Petri Nets
: Nowadays, software evolution is a very hot topic. It is particularly complex when it regards critical and nonstopping systems. Usually, these situations are tackled by hard-codin...
Lorenzo Capra, Walter Cazzola
JSW
2007
123views more  JSW 2007»
8 years 4 months ago
A Taxonomy for a Constructive Approach to Software Evolution
Abstract— In many software design and evaluation techniques, either the software evolution problem is not systematically elaborated, or only the impact of evolution is considered...
Selim Ciraci, Pim van den Broek, Mehmet Aksit
ENTCS
2006
112views more  ENTCS 2006»
8 years 4 months ago
A Petri-Net Based Reflective Framework for the Evolution of Dynamic Systems
Nowadays, software evolution is a very hot topic. Many applications need to be updated or extended with new characteristics during their lifecycle. Software evolution is character...
Lorenzo Capra, Walter Cazzola
IEE
2008
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8 years 4 months ago
Software evolutionary dynamics modelled as the activity of an actor-network
The pressures which act on a software system over its life from inception to retirement are many and varied. It is an important goal in considering software evolvability to unders...
Paul Wernick, Tracy Hall, Chrystopher L. Nehaniv
CORR
2010
Springer
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8 years 4 months ago
Framework for Visualizing Model-Driven Software Evolution and its Application
Software Visualization encompasses the development and evaluation of methods for graphically representing different aspects of methods of software, including its structure, execut...
Akepogu Anand Rao, Karanam Madhavi
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