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Empirical research in software architecture: opportunities, challenges, and approaches

Muhammad Ali Babar, Patricia Lago, Arie Van Deursen
2011 Empirical Software Engineering  
His research interests include software architecture, collaborative software engineering, empirical software engineering, end user programming, and software testing.  ...  Lionel Briand, Editor-in-Chief of Empirical Software Engineering Journal, for accepting our proposal and supporting us during the whole process of preparing this special issue.  ...  These four articles in this special issue provide only some examples of applying empirical research methods in the software architecture field.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10664-011-9168-6 fatcat:y4eazzjnyvgmbg3vdodjzyyvda


Tillal Eldabi, Sally Brailsford, Anatoli Djanatliev, Martin Kunc, Navonil Mustafee, Andres F Osorio
2018 2018 Winter Simulation Conference (WSC)  
The majority of authors define HS as a joint modelling approach which includes two or more simulation approaches (mainly Discrete Event Simulation, System Dynamics and Agent Based Simulation).  ...  The aim of the paper is to move the debate forward by exploring potential platforms for developing concrete avenues for research on HS in conjunction with the modelling life cycle.  ...  STAGE 5: FINDINGS, CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES (SALLY BRAILSFORD) In the UK, measuring "impact" now forms a substantial part of the Government's Research Excellence Framework (REF), an exercise conducted  ... 
doi:10.1109/wsc.2018.8632465 dblp:conf/wsc/EldabiBDKMO18 fatcat:x2tjyek7ibd6hesqdq4m3pgube

Revenue Maximization Approaches in IaaS Clouds: Research Challenges and Opportunities [article]

Afzal Badshah, Anwar Ghani, Ali Daud, Anthony Theodore Chronopoulos, Ateeqa Jalal
2020 arXiv   pre-print
These parameters are investigated in detail and new dynamics for researchers in the field of the cloud are discovered.  ...  Cloud computing is an emerging core for today's businesses, however, Its complications (e.g, installation, and migration) with traditional markets are the main challenges.  ...  CONCLUSION This article presents the concepts of IaaS clouds, the challenges, and opportunities towards revenue maximization.  ... 
arXiv:2004.11707v1 fatcat:n7lh2ftkxnfy7f6ymjbzsyexpi

A review of urban energy system models: Approaches, challenges and opportunities

James Keirstead, Mark Jennings, Aruna Sivakumar
2012 Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews  
Energy use in cities has attracted significant research in recent years.  ...  Despite their diversity, these approaches to urban energy system modelling share four common challenges in understanding model complexity, data quality and uncertainty, model integration, and policy relevance  ...  One of the most promising opportunities is "cloud computing", which can be broadly defined as the delivery of software services over the Internet and the behind-the-scenes hardware and software systems  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.rser.2012.02.047 fatcat:qzlxzdptcrcjbahjfg74wqquxe

On integrating student empirical software engineering studies with research and teaching goals

M. Galster, D. Tofan, P. Avgeriou
2012 16th International Conference on Evaluation & Assessment in Software Engineering (EASE 2012)  
Method: We document our experience from conducting three studies with graduate students in two software architecture cou rses.  ...  Aim: We aim at reporting our experiences with using guidelines for integrating empirical studies with our research and teaching goals.  ...  A CKNOWLEDGMENT We thank all students who participated in our studies. This research has been partially sponsored by NWO SaS LeG, contract no. 638.000.000.07N07.  ... 
doi:10.1049/ic.2012.0018 dblp:conf/ease/GalsterTA12 fatcat:ubacuwegvzhcjcjbm3g4zpdzgu

Challenges to and opportunities for establishing a qualitative approach to Built Environment research in higher education institutions

Nnedinma Umeokafor, Abimbola Windapo
2018 Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology  
Therefore, based on empirical evidence from Nigeria, the purpose of this study is to examine the challenges to and opportunities for establishing qualitative approach (QA) to BE research in Higher Education  ...  Design/methodology/approach -Academics and research students in the BE research of Nigerian HEIs were interviewed and the data analysed thematically.  ...  Table 2 : 2 Summary of opportunities in qualitative research within the BE disciplines in Nigerian HEIs Nature of challenges in Nigeria's BE. Qualitative nature of architecture e.g. areas of decoration  ... 
doi:10.1108/jedt-06-2017-0057 fatcat:huswb35tkffgvpswdcnmzjh4jm

Open Source Software: A Source of Possibilities for Software Engineering Education and Empirical Software Engineering

Letizia Jaccheri, Thomas Osterlie
2007 First International Workshop on Emerging Trends in FLOSS Research and Development (FLOSS'07: ICSE Workshops 2007)  
Software maintenance is a significant part of the software life-cycle cost. Current research focuses on the maintenance of application software.  ...  Before progressing with informing software integration practice, researchers therefore need to better understand the actual work of maintaining integrated systems.  ...  These challenges need to be addressed by a PhD level course in empirical software engineering.  ... 
doi:10.1109/floss.2007.12 fatcat:zue27wkzjbbgjk3gar2ztms7ze

Challenges and opportunities of iDTV for audience measurement systems: a set-top box-based approach

Katrien Berte, Philip Leroux, Dimitri Schuurman, Lieven De Marez, Els De Bens, Filip De Turck
2010 International Journal of Digital Television  
This paper reflects on the current state of audience measurement in Europe and describes our search to tackle some of the challenges of the interactive, digital broadcasting market.  ...  Contrary to traditional systems which use dedicated and expensive hardware, this paper presents a set-top box-only approach.  ...  State of the art research: Traditional measurement approach challenged by digital technologies The arrival of new digital technologies challenges this traditional approach.  ... 
doi:10.1386/jdtv.1.2.221_7 fatcat:2oycfthn3nakvczzegfbb3iini

Innovations and its Impact on the Performance of Acute Care Hospitals in Germany – An Investigation Containing Empirical Research and Software Development

Manuel Heurich, Claudio Vignali
2015 Economics & Sociology  
Objectives: Innovations are the basis for economic progress and development in every society.  ...  This paper takes a relational and causal research approach (Trochim, 2006) with the research question weather innovations has an impact on the performance of acute care hospitals in Germany.  ...  Software architecture and development process In order to create the basis for the application it was necessary to build a database with the relevant information of the hospitals.  ... 
doi:10.14254/2071-789x.2015/8-4/11 fatcat:ukrv7aapencojo5todpczezd7i

How are test smells treated in the wild? A tale of two empirical studies

Nildo Silva Junior, Luana Martins, Larissa Rocha, Heitor Costa, Ivan Machado
2021 Journal of Software Engineering Research and Development  
Therefore, test smells may harm the test code quality and maintenance and break the whole software testing activities.  ...  As the test code with test smells size increases, these tests might become more complex, and as a consequence, much more challenging to understand and evolve them correctly.  ...  This research was partially funded by INES 2.0; CNPq grants 465614/20140 and 408356/20189 and FAPESB grants JCB0060/2016 and BOL0188/2020.  ... 
doi:10.5753/jserd.2021.1802 fatcat:dxh6huarvfde5b3eiyxk6pdstq

Quantifying software architecture quality report on the first international workshop on software architecture metrics

Robert L. Nord, Ipek Ozkaya, Heiko Koziolek, Paris Avgeriou
2014 Software engineering notes  
This paper reports on the results of the First International Workshop on Software Architecture Metrics, where participants discussed challenges and opportunities in quantifying software architecture quality  ...  There is increasing attention to fields such as software analytics and empirical software engineering and measurement that can provide the theory, tooling, or inspiration to develop measurement and analysis  ...  SOLUTION APPROACHES In addition to the research challenges, the workshop participants proposed a number of solution approaches that could help tackle the challenges.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2659118.2659140 fatcat:4ctwmzgtqvd6veaj2ood5nfaz4

Service-oriented Architecture: Describing Benefits from an Organisational and Enterprise Architecture Perspective

Hatitye Chindove, Lisa F. Seymour, Francois I. van der Merwe
2017 Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems  
Software architecture models describe the technical structure, constraints, and characteristics of software components and the interfaces between them.  ...  The case study approach is useful for descriptive and explanatory approaches going well beyond exploratory research (Yin, 2012) .  ...  The SOA approach is described as less successful than anticipated with many challenges and SOA success stories are noted to be rare (Alghamdi, Potter and Drew, 2016) .  ... 
doi:10.5220/0006383604830492 dblp:conf/iceis/ChindoveSM17 fatcat:xioopfwj7bfhxahffb7bmkrsoy

Enriching software architecture documentation

Anton Jansen, Paris Avgeriou, Jan Salvador van der Ven
2009 Journal of Systems and Software  
We provide empirical evidence that our approach helps to partially solve the problem and indicate further directions in managing documented AK. Fig. 3. The Knowledge Architect tool suite. A.  ...  We evaluate our approach through a quasi-controlled experiment with the architecture of a real, large, and complex system.  ...  In addition, we would like to thank Industrial Software Systems of ABB Corporate Research for providing the opportunity to revise this publication.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jss.2009.04.052 fatcat:kgqb5p3y4jezdllwlrmjrvjt5i

An exploratory study of architectural practices and challenges in using agile software development approaches

Muhammad Ali Babar
2009 2009 Joint Working IEEE/IFIP Conference on Software Architecture & European Conference on Software Architecture  
There is to date little empirical evidence available on what software architecture related practices are followed by teams using agile approaches and the kinds of architectural challenges resulting from  ...  This paper reports a case study aimed to empirically identify and understand the architectural practices and challenges of teams using agile approaches.  ...  within the same projects in the studied company, and providing useful inputs for this paper.  ... 
doi:10.1109/wicsa.2009.5290794 dblp:conf/wicsa/Babar09 fatcat:jjlk4bejizap3ob7bcgmip7t3m

Systems architecture

Rebecca E. Grinter
1999 Software engineering notes  
Keywords Systems architecture, empirical studies of design and development, grounded theory, coordination and collaboration..  ...  However, much research examining coordination has focused on the subtleties of interactions between individuals who may work together in the same department.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS I would like to thank all the architects who gave willingly explained their work to me and made sure that I was "in the loop" during projects as well as those who made the study possible  ... 
doi:10.1145/295666.295668 fatcat:gm72oiqygzagnkbvphs72wukvi
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