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Findability through Traceability - A Realistic Application of Candidate Trace Links?

Borg, Markus LU (2012) p.173-181
Abstract
Since software development is of a dynamic nature, the impact analysis is an inevitable work task. Traceability is known as one factor that supports this task, and several researchers have proposed traceability recovery tools to propose trace links in an existing system. However, these semi-automatic tools have not yet proven useful

in industrial applications. Based on an established automation model, we analyzed the potential value of such a tool. We based our analysis on a pilot case study of an impact analysis process in a safety-critical development context, and argue that traceability recovery should be considered an investment in findability. Moreover, several risks involved in an increased level of impact analysis... (More)
Since software development is of a dynamic nature, the impact analysis is an inevitable work task. Traceability is known as one factor that supports this task, and several researchers have proposed traceability recovery tools to propose trace links in an existing system. However, these semi-automatic tools have not yet proven useful

in industrial applications. Based on an established automation model, we analyzed the potential value of such a tool. We based our analysis on a pilot case study of an impact analysis process in a safety-critical development context, and argue that traceability recovery should be considered an investment in findability. Moreover, several risks involved in an increased level of impact analysis automation are already plaguing the state-of-practice work flow. Consequently, deploying a traceability recovery tool involves a lower degree of

change than has previously been acknowledged. (Less)
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Traceability, Impact Analysis, Information Seeking, Findability, Human Computer Interaction, Automation.
host publication
ENASE 2012 - Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering
pages
173 - 181
publisher
SciTePress
external identifiers
  • scopus:84867490512
ISBN
978-989-8565-13-6
project
Embedded Applications Software Engineering
language
English
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yes
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b1aaf74e-ffbf-47b2-9bdf-b4bc03d2480b (old id 2857170)
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2016-04-04 10:52:08
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  abstract     = {Since software development is of a dynamic nature, the impact analysis is an inevitable work task. Traceability is known as one factor that supports this task, and several researchers have proposed traceability recovery tools to propose trace links in an existing system. However, these semi-automatic tools have not yet proven useful<br/><br>
in industrial applications. Based on an established automation model, we analyzed the potential value of such a tool. We based our analysis on a pilot case study of an impact analysis process in a safety-critical development context, and argue that traceability recovery should be considered an investment in findability. Moreover, several risks involved in an increased level of impact analysis automation are already plaguing the state-of-practice work flow. Consequently, deploying a traceability recovery tool involves a lower degree of<br/><br>
change than has previously been acknowledged.},
  author       = {Borg, Markus},
  booktitle    = {ENASE 2012 - Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering},
  isbn         = {978-989-8565-13-6},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {173--181},
  publisher    = {SciTePress},
  title        = {Findability through Traceability - A Realistic Application of Candidate Trace Links?},
  url          = {https://lup.lub.lu.se/search/ws/files/5640104/2862091.pdf},
  year         = {2012},
}