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Authors: Rodrigo Magnavita 1 ; Renato Novais 2 and Manoel Mendonça 3

Affiliations: 1 Fraunhofer Project Center for Software and Systems Engineering, Federal University of Bahia and SENAI/CIMATEC, Brazil ; 2 Federal Institute of Bahia, Brazil ; 3 Federal University of Bahia, Brazil

ISBN: 978-989-758-097-0

Keyword(s): Software Visualization, Software Evolution, Software Comprehension, Software Engineering.

Related Ontology Subjects/Areas/Topics: Artificial Intelligence ; Data Mining ; Databases and Information Systems Integration ; Enterprise Information Systems ; Information Systems Analysis and Specification ; Sensor Networks ; Signal Processing ; Soft Computing ; Software Engineering ; Software Metrics and Measurement ; Tools, Techniques and Methodologies for System Development

Abstract: Software evolution produces large amounts of data which software engineers need to understand for their daily activities. The use of software visualization constitutes a promising approach to help them comprehend multiple aspects of the evolving software. However, portraying all the data is not an easy task as there are many dimensions to the data (e.g. time, files, properties) to be considered. This paper presents a new software visualization metaphor inspired by concentric waves, which gives information about the software evolution in different levels of detail. This new metaphor is able to portray large amount of data and may also be used to consider different dimensions of the data. It uses the concepts of the formation of concentric waves to map software evolution data generated during the waves formation life cycle. The metaphor is useful for exploring and identifying certain patterns in the software evolution. To evaluate its applicability, we conducted an exploratory study to show how the visualization can quickly answer different questions asked by software engineers when evolving their software. (More)

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Paper citation in several formats:
Magnavita, R.; Novais, R. and Mendonça, M. (2015). Using EVOWAVE to Analyze Software Evolution.In Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-758-097-0, pages 126-136. DOI: 10.5220/0005373901260136

author={Rodrigo Magnavita. and Renato Novais. and Manoel Mendon\c{C}a.},
title={Using EVOWAVE to Analyze Software Evolution},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS,},


JO - Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS,
TI - Using EVOWAVE to Analyze Software Evolution
SN - 978-989-758-097-0
AU - Magnavita, R.
AU - Novais, R.
AU - Mendonça, M.
PY - 2015
SP - 126
EP - 136
DO - 10.5220/0005373901260136

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