The quest for Ubiquity: A roadmap for software and systems traceability research

O. Gotel, J. Cleland-Huang, J. Huffman Hayes, A. Zisman, A. Egyed, P. Grunbacher, G. Antoniol

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Abstract

Traceability underlies many important software and systems engineering activities, such as change impact analysis and regression testing. Despite important research advances, as in the automated creation and maintenance of trace links, traceability implementation and use is still not pervasive in industry. A community of traceability researchers and practitioners has been collaborating to understand the hurdles to making traceability ubiquitous. Over a series of years, workshops have been held to elicit and enhance research challenges and related tasks to address these shortcomings. A continuing discussion of the community has resulted in the research roadmap of this paper. We present a brief view of the state of the art in traceability, the grand challenge for traceability and future directions for the field.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 20th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference, RE 2012 - Proceedings
Pages71-80
Number of pages10
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Event2012 20th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference, RE 2012 - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Sep 24 2012Sep 28 2012

Publication series

Name2012 20th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference, RE 2012 - Proceedings

Conference

Conference2012 20th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference, RE 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityChicago, IL
Period9/24/129/28/12

Keywords

  • Center of Excellence for Software Traceability (CoEST)
  • Grand Challenge of Traceability (GCT)
  • roadmap

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software

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