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An Exploratory Study on Managing and Searching for Documents in Software Engineering Environments

Eya Ben Charrada, Stefan Mussato
2016 Proceedings of the 2016 ACM Symposium on Document Engineering - DocEng '16  
In this work, we conduct a qualitative study to explore the main practices and challenges related to managing these documents.  ...  The main findings of the study are: (1) much data is stored in e-mails and in meeting protocols, (2) practitioners like wikis, (3) when searching for documents, practitioners would rather browse the structure  ...  Acknowledgments We would like to thank all the participants for accepting to participate, and for their time.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2960811.2967149 dblp:conf/doceng/CharradaM16 fatcat:gqohhgymizhfdksy7bwe2q7wxi

Accessibility and management of information sourcesin contexts: A case study among research engineers

Noémie Musnik, Benoit Ricard
2012 Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology  
The study analyses how these engineers, who belong to the R&D entity of a major energy group, require, search and manage information sources in given professional contexts.  ...  The study attempts to provide an innovative approach for the analysis of information practices in contexts, oriented toward the design of a facetted and collaborative information management system.  ...  The study attempts to examine how these engineers require, search and manage information sources in given professional contexts.  ... 
doi:10.1002/meet.14504901088 fatcat:3uuaylpefzbwhcftkpgvczbvou

Software Engineers' Information Seeking Behavior in Change Impact Analysis - An Interview Study

Markus Borg, Emil Alegroth, Per Runeson
2017 2017 IEEE/ACM 25th International Conference on Program Comprehension (ICPC)  
We present an industrial case study on how engineers seek information in CIA, with a particular focus on traceability and development artifacts that are not source code.  ...  Software engineers working in large projects must navigate complex information landscapes.  ...  Software Engineering 8 .  ... 
doi:10.1109/icpc.2017.20 dblp:conf/iwpc/BorgAR17 fatcat:sx4kklku2bao3l56xykhapq5qq

Software Engineers' Information Seeking Behavior in Change Impact Analysis - An Interview Study [article]

Markus Borg, Emil Alégroth, Per Runeson
2017 arXiv   pre-print
We present an industrial case study on how engineers seek information in CIA, with a particular focus on traceability and development artifacts that are not source code.  ...  Software engineers working in large projects must navigate complex information landscapes.  ...  Software Engineering 8 .  ... 
arXiv:1703.01897v1 fatcat:6gdohwhjjvebjbeg2xjgm7iwfa

A Real Time Visual Exploratory Search Engine for Information Retrieval in a Cloud

Mohammed Najah Mahdi, Abdul Rahim Ahmad, Roslan Ismail
2015 International Journal of Future Computer and Communication  
same time and generating real-time relationship graphs for a better visual exploratory search in a cloud computing environment.  ...  The main focus of this study is on improving the traditional search engine by providing a novel framework for people to obtain reliable, personalization and graphical representation search results.  ...  search engines at the same time and generating real-time relationship graphs for a better visual exploratory search in a cloud computing environment.  ... 
doi:10.7763/ijfcc.2015.v4.388 fatcat:e44mmxcqzfgq7la4cgpfgznyca

Software Integration Challenges for GSD Vendors: An Exploratory Study Using a Systematic Literature Review

Muhammad Ilyas
2017 Journal of Computers  
The trend of software development has changed from local to global software development (GSD) due to advances in information and communication technologies (ICTs).  ...  Some of the top ranked barriers are "Lack of Communication", "Lack of Proper Documentation", "Lack of Compatibility" and "Architecture Mismatch".  ...  The first one may have got more importance with GSD environment while the second one may have got maturity with the advent of component based software engineering (CBSE) in the second decade.  ... 
doi:10.17706/jcp.12.5.416-422 fatcat:o4glzdmm7zaubdqqjfp4ltohla

An Explanatory Study on User Behavior in Discovering Aggregated Multimedia Web Content

Abdur Rehman Khan, Umer Rashid, Naveed Ahmed
2022 IEEE Access  
acquisition with 63.9% increased clicking effort on traditional search engines.  ...  This study uncovers several inadequacies of the search engines in meeting users' complex discovery needs, including 29.6% less user engagement, 43% system and searching dissatisfaction, and 32% less knowledge  ...  They would also like to thank Prince Sultan University for their support. CODE & DATA AVAILABILITY The code [69] and data [70]  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2022.3177597 fatcat:y5nm4okkyrhpnka4uge2oxxi3m

Towards a hybrid testing process unifying exploratory testing and scripted testing

Syed Muhammad Ali Shah, Cigdem Gencel, Usman Sattar Alvi, Kai Petersen
2013 Journal of Software: Evolution and Process  
The details of this step are given in Section 3. • Test environment setup: For HT, there is a freedom for the selection of test environment.  ...  In this study, our aim is to address the need for a systematic and repeatable investigation of such a hybrid process.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS We would like to thank all the participants in the study who provided valuable input in interviews.  ... 
doi:10.1002/smr.1621 fatcat:g7fm6cjv75cl7jet6ynhbshw6m

Analyzing an automotive testing process with evidence-based software engineering

Abhinaya Kasoju, Kai Petersen, Mika V. Mäntylä
2013 Information and Software Technology  
Context: Evidence-based software engineering (EBSE) provides a process for solving practical problems based on a rigorous research approach.  ...  Objectives: We extend existing work on evidence-based software engineering by using the EBSE process in an industrial case to help an organization to improve its automotive testing process.  ...  We would like to thank all the participants in the study who provided valuable input in interviews.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.infsof.2013.01.005 fatcat:l4gc27e7t5e3bhzwyeprgcih4q

Refinery of an internet-based search tool: exploring perceptions from information systems practitioners

Michael Chau, Ivy Chan
2006 International Journal of Electronic Business  
In today's dynamic business environment, the capability to understand the needs and responses of stakeholders is critical, as such management can devise effective plans and course of actions for long-term  ...  The advancement of the internet and its related search tools, such as Google, has helped management to collect various information in order to keep abreast of time of business environment and their business  ...  Acknowledgements This project has been supported in part by the following grants: We would like to thank the IS practitioners for their participation in our experiment.  ... 
doi:10.1504/ijeb.2006.011324 fatcat:b556lnnsj5h6ncxkkpqjp6and4

Knowledge Management in Software Testing: A Systematic Snowball Literature Review

Krzysztof Wnuk, Thrinay Garrepalli
2018 e-Informatica Software Engineering Journal  
Software testing benefits from the usage of Knowledge Management (KM) methods and principles.  ...  Aim: To investigate the usage and implementation of KM for software testing. The major objectives include 1.  ...  Acknowledgments This work is supported by the IKNOWDM project from the Knowledge Foundation in Sweden (20150033).  ... 
doi:10.5277/e-inf180103 dblp:journals/eInformatica/WnukG18 fatcat:45cbtqdyijagta32776azsj57q

In Vivo Evaluation of Large-Scale IR-Based Traceability Recovery

Markus Borg
2011 2011 15th European Conference on Software Maintenance and Reengineering  
The alignment between requirements and test activities is one very important aspect. Production and maintenance of software result in an ever-increasing amount of information.  ...  Currently, there is a trend among our industrial partners to move to a specific new software engineering tool. Their aim is to collect different pieces of information in one system.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This work was funded by the Industrial Excellence Center EASE -Embedded Applications Software Engineering 3 . I  ... 
doi:10.1109/csmr.2011.54 dblp:conf/csmr/Borg11 fatcat:ojq2dtbptbalzcxoxj6ofbokla

Study on Recovering Trace Links among Software Artifacts

Jinshui Wang, Chia-Jung Lee, Xingsi Xue
2016 Innovative Computing Information and Control Express Letters, Part B: Applications  
Our paper presents an exploratory study conducted with 8 subjects that require recovering traceability between different artifacts for an open source software system in a controlled environment.  ...  This activity, which is referred to as traceability recovery in software engineering, is human-intensive and knowledge-intensive.  ...  This work is supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. 61402108, 61503082), Foundation for Scientific Research of Fujian Education Committee (Nos.  ... 
doi:10.24507/icicelb.07.11.2347 fatcat:tj7psjunfvffjin5gr4v7pfhom

Improving the usability of faceted exploratory search tools

Mohammed Najah Mahdi, Abdul Rahim Ahmad, Qais Saif Qassim, Roslan Ismail
2022 TELKOMNIKA (Telecommunication Computing Electronics and Control)  
In this paper, we presented several key elements of existing search engine systems, the best of their major features were explored, and guidelines that will help to improve the usability of faceted exploratory  ...  For some years now, the faceted exploratory search has faced tremendous challenges to devise a simple, instantly understandable, and usable user interface to explore the vast amount of data and information  ...  The authors thank the Innovation & Research Management Center (iRMC), UNUTEN for the assistance and expertise provided during the research.  ... 
doi:10.12928/telkomnika.v20i1.18722 fatcat:3uzlfs75aza4ldeu6jpoypt7hu

Understanding Interoperable Systems: Challenges for the Maintenance of SOA Applications

Laura White, Norman Wilde, Thomas Reichherzer, Eman El-Sheikh, George Goehring, Arthur Baskin, Ben Hartmann, Mircea Manea
2012 2012 45th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences  
This paper describes use of a prototype SOA search tool in an informal requirements elicitation study to gather feedback from practicing programmers about what SOA maintainers will want to know.  ...  elements and attributes in web services descriptions.  ...  We would like to thank UWF graduate students Douglas Leal, Joshua Dault and Juan Gil Restrepo, who implemented and tested different versions of SOAMiner. References  ... 
doi:10.1109/hicss.2012.614 dblp:conf/hicss/WhiteWREGBHM12 fatcat:lk2jefhahfe2pcfuw4w22nnqsy
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