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On the Impact of Aspect-Oriented Code Smells on Architecture Modularity: An Exploratory Study

Isela Macia, Alessandro Garcia, Arndt von Staa, Joshua Garcia, Nenad Medvidovic
2011 2011 Fifth Brazilian Symposium on Software Components, Architectures and Reuse  
This paper presents an exploratory analysis that investigates the influence of aspect-oriented code smells on evolving architectural designs.  ...  This gap makes it difficult for developers understand and manage the harmful architecture-level impact of recurring code smells.  ...  Our investigation focused on 14 versions of those product lines (Section III.C).  ... 
doi:10.1109/sbcars.2011.18 dblp:conf/sbcars/BertranGSGM11 fatcat:iklhdkzghnfjdjr6r7yevfgrjy

Evolution of the Unix System Architecture: An Exploratory Case Study

Diomidis Spinellis, Paris C. Avgeriou
2019 IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering  
Studying the evolution of this remarkable system from an architectural perspective can provide insights on how to manage the growth of large, complex, and long-lived software systems.  ...  These findings have led us to form an initial theory on the architecture evolution of large, complex operating system software.  ...  versions of this document.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tse.2019.2892149 fatcat:jmshylzuyfgsjkmwettbi46mme

Embedding Spatial Software Visualization in the IDE: an Exploratory Study [article]

Adrian Kuhn and David Erni and Oscar Nierstrasz
2010 arXiv   pre-print
In this paper, we present a pilot study that explores the use of Software Cartography for program comprehension of an unknown system.  ...  Software visualization can be of great use for understanding and exploring a software system in an intuitive manner. Spatial representation of software is a promising approach of increasing interest.  ...  We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Swiss National Science Foundation for the project "Bringing Models Closer to Code" (SNF Project No. 200020-121594, Oct. 2008-Sept. 2010).  ... 
arXiv:1007.4303v1 fatcat:rdwvrtgn2zajtfpsnawogbt6ve

An Exploratory Study of Software Evolution and Quality: Before, during and after a Transfer

Ronald Jabangwe, Darja mite
2012 2012 IEEE Seventh International Conference on Global Software Engineering  
In this paper, we investigate quality of a software product, across subsequent software releases, that was first developed in one location of Ericsson, a large multinational corporation, then jointly with  ...  However, empirical evidence that demonstrates the effect of changing team members on software quality is scarce.  ...  Investigation of the effects of transfer on software quality is an important contribution of this study to the body of knowledge on GSD.  ... 
doi:10.1109/icgse.2012.30 dblp:conf/icgse/JabangweS12 fatcat:xshiscjjsrajfiu4e3nwb5bydi

Potential Rating Indicators for Cyberinsurance: An Exploratory Qualitative Study [chapter]

Frank Innerhofer-Oberperfler, Ruth Breu
2010 Economics of Information Security and Privacy  
In this paper we present the results of an exploratory qualitative study with experts.  ...  The aim of the study was the identification of potential rating variables which could be used to calculate a premium for Cyberinsurance coverages.  ...  Acknowledgements This research is part of the results of the research project BITSEC between the Research Group Quality Engineering, Swiss Re Germany and Arctis Softwaretechnology which focused on the  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-1-4419-6967-5_13 fatcat:y4pnapxuwvfu3dj3tziar4tgtu

Identity theft: An exploratory study with implications for marketers

Eric M. Eisenstein
2008 Journal of Business Research  
I N P R E S S : D O N O T D I S T R I B U T E W I T H O U T P E R M I S S I O N System Dynamics Model of Identity Theft 1 Identity Theft: An Exploratory Study with Implications for Marketers "It takes  ...  Model Detail The Combined, these studies produce an estimate of the incidence of new account identity theft of 1.30% of the adult population of the U.S.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jbusres.2007.11.012 fatcat:kw33tswx7fhqjp4zfsxmuqpdce

Serum biomarkers that predict lean mass loss over bed rest in older adults: An exploratory study

Susan H. Gawel, Gerard J. Davis, Menghua Luo, Nicolaas E.P. Deutz, Robert R. Wolfe, Suzette L. Pereira
2020 Clinica Chimica Acta  
Panels of blood biomarkers associated with the extracellular matrix may predict the likelihood for LM loss over extended bed rest.  ...  Females with pre-bed rest MMP3< 6.93 ng/ml had the highest loss of leg LM over bed rest.  ...  SHG, ML, GJD and SLP are employees of Abbott. Appendix A. Supplementary material Supplementary data to this article can be found online at https:// doi.org/10.1016/j.cca.2020.06.003.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.cca.2020.06.003 pmid:32505773 fatcat:c5lcteqy3rbndezor6tfkv24ju

Quantification of interacting runtime qualities in software architectures: Insights from transaction processing in client–server architectures

Anakreon Mentis, Panagiotis Katsaros, Lefteris Angelis, George Kakarontzas
2010 Information and Software Technology  
This paper introduces a quantitative method that determines the impact of a design change on multiple metrics, thus reducing the risks in architecture design.  ...  The results for the examined transaction processing architecture show three latent quality features, the corresponding groups of strongly correlated quality metrics and the impact of architecture characteristics  ...  Acknowledgments We acknowledge the anonymous referees for their helpful comments, which contributed to improving the quality of the article.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.infsof.2010.07.006 fatcat:23haro6dkzfttcwmcagp5z7iai

Sustainability evaluation of software architectures

Heiko Koziolek
2011 Proceedings of the joint ACM SIGSOFT conference -- QoSA and ACM SIGSOFT symposium -- ISARCS on Quality of software architectures -- QoSA and architecting critical systems -- ISARCS - QoSA-ISARCS '11  
The quality of software architectures determines sustainability to a large extent.  ...  Existing literature reviews for architecture evaluation focus on scenario-based methods, but do not provide a critical reflection of the applicability of such methods for sustainability evaluation.  ...  and Wang [43] propose two metrics (Impact On the Software Architecture (IOSA), Adaptability Degree of Software Architecture (ADSA)) based on probabilities for evolution scenarios and their impact in  ... 
doi:10.1145/2000259.2000263 dblp:conf/qosa/Koziolek11 fatcat:dedzvz2dhnbhvflkgolh4iycs4

Product line architecture recovery with outlier filtering in software families: the Apo-Games case study

Crescencio Lima, Wesley KG Assunção, Jabier Martinez, William Mendonça, Ivan C Machado, Christina FG Chavez
2019 Journal of the Brazilian Computer Society  
One of the initial phases of the extractive approach is the recovery and definition of a product line architecture (PLA) based on existing software variants, to support variant derivation and also to allow  ...  Our approach identifies the minimum subset of cross-product architectural information for an effective PLA recovery. To evaluate our approach, we focus on real-world variants of the Apo-Games family.  ...  Acknowledgements We would like to acknowledge the institutions which contributed by providing support to the execution of this work, namely INES 2.0, CNPq, and FAPESB.  ... 
doi:10.1186/s13173-019-0088-4 fatcat:wtuevnmct5ailkfpxzkrl7ewsa

Architectural modifications to deployed software

A.S. Klusener, R. Lämmel, C. Verhoef
2005 Science of Computer Programming  
The mastery of such projects is key to the extension of the best-before date of business-critical software assets.  ...  We discuss the nuts and bolts of industrial large-scale software modification projects. These projects become necessary when system owners of deployed systems hit architectural barriers.  ...  Acknowledgements This research has been partially sponsored by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs via contract SENTER-TSIT3018 CALCE: Computer-Aided Life Cycle Enabling of Software Assets.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.scico.2004.03.012 fatcat:kopjzqcmirdsljfwtgyhrf44n4

Are automatically-detected code anomalies relevant to architectural modularity?

Isela Macia, Joshua Garcia, Daniel Popescu, Alessandro Garcia, Nenad Medvidovic, Arndt von Staa
2012 Proceedings of the 11th annual international conference on Aspect-oriented Software Development - AOSD '12  
In this paper, we present an exploratory analysis that investigates to what extent the automatically-detected code anomalies are related to problems that occur with an evolving system's architecture.  ...  More directly, however, the modularity of software implementations degrades through the introduction of code anomalies, informally known as code smells.  ...  We have also selected two software product lines and a middleware. The third and fourth systems are product lines for deriving applications that manipulate media on mobile devices [12] .  ... 
doi:10.1145/2162049.2162069 dblp:conf/aosd/BertranGPGMS12 fatcat:o5gamvlnondvrgaot6pmktmqoe

Pavilions in Architecture Studio—Assessment of Design-Build Approach in Architecture Education

Matyas Gutai, Garyfalia Palaiologou
2021 Architecture  
over their impact on learning.  ...  This paper reviews the development, challenges and learning outcomes of the 'Element Pavilion' projects for Year One undergraduate architecture students and offers a quantitative and qualitative assessment  ...  No funding has been received by the authors to conduct this research. Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest. Appendix A Table A1 .  ... 
doi:10.3390/architecture1010005 fatcat:di6bize7ebbznkrjannmn7facu

The Evolution of Architectural Decision Making as a Key Focus Area of Software Architecture Research: A Semi-Systematic Literature Study

Manoj Bhat, Klym Shumaiev, Uwe Hohenstein, Andreas Biesdorf, Florian Matthes
2020 2020 IEEE International Conference on Software Architecture (ICSA)  
The results of this paper should be treated as a getting-started guide for researchers who are entering the investigation phase of research on ADM.  ...  Literature review studies are essential and form the foundation for any type of research.  ...  [19] also investigates the economic perspective of ADDs and presents a "structured intuitive model for product line economics".  ... 
doi:10.1109/icsa47634.2020.00015 dblp:conf/icsa/BhatSHBM20 fatcat:zp7doqizcvhe5jbxxatn2do4bm

Extending the RiPLE-DE process with quality attribute variability realization

Ricardo de Oliveira Cavalcanti, Eduardo Santana de Almeida, Silvio R.L. Meira
2011 Proceedings of the joint ACM SIGSOFT conference -- QoSA and ACM SIGSOFT symposium -- ISARCS on Quality of software architectures -- QoSA and architecting critical systems -- ISARCS - QoSA-ISARCS '11  
The focus of this dissertation is to provide architecture and design process for software product lines that can properly deal with quality attribute variability.  ...  Product line architecture must benefit from commonalities among products in the family and enable the variability among them.  ...  productivity;  BTT research is focused on methods and tools for detection of duplicate bug reports, as in (Cavalcanti, 2009) ; and  Exploratory Research investigates new research directions in software  ... 
doi:10.1145/2000259.2000286 dblp:conf/qosa/CavalcantiAM11 fatcat:xlrtm33gevaitnrezteg3rrkdm
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