Software artefact traceability: The never-ending challenge

Rocco Oliveto, Giuliano Antoniol, Andrian Marcus, Jane Hayes

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Software artefact traceability is widely recognised as an important factor for the effective development and maintenance of a software system. Unfortunately, the lack of automatic or semi-automatic supports makes the task of maintaining links among software artefacts a tedious and time consuming one. For this reason, often traceability information becomes out of date or it is completely absent during software development. In this working session, we discuss pmblems and challenges related to various aspects of traceability in software systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICSM 2007 - Proceedings of the 2007 IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2007
Event23rd International Conference on Software Maintenance, ICSM - Paris, France
Duration: Oct 2 2007Oct 5 2007

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance, ICSM


Conference23rd International Conference on Software Maintenance, ICSM


  • Impact analysis
  • Information retrieval
  • Program comprehension
  • Requirement tracing
  • Software artefact traceability
  • Software maintenance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software


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