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Type Conference or Workshop Paper
Scope Discipline-based scholarship
Published in Proceedings Yes
Title Towards software analysis as a service
Organization Unit
Authors
  • Giacomo Ghezzi
  • H C Gall
Editors
  • IEEE
Presentation Type paper
Item Subtype Original Work
Refereed Yes
Status Published in final form
Language
  • English
ISBN 978-1-4244-2776-5
Page Range 1 - 10
Event Title 4th Internatioal ERCIM Workshop on Software Evolution and Evolvability (Evol'08)
Event Type workshop
Event Location L'Aquila, Italy
Event Start Date September 15 - 2008
Event End Date September 16 - 2008
Place of Publication Los Alamitos
Publisher IEEE Computer Society
Abstract Text Throughout the years software engineers have come up with a myriad of specialized tools and techniques that focus on a certain type of analysis, such as metrics extraction, evolution tracking, co-change detection, bug prediction, all the way up to social network analysis of team dynamics. However, easy and straight forward synergies between these analyses/tools rarely exist because of their stand-alone nature, their platform dependence, their different input and output formats and the variety of systems to analyze. This significantly hampers their usage and reduces their acceptance by other researchers and software companies. To overcome this problem we propose a distributed and collaborative software analysis platform to enable a seamless interoperability of software analysis tools across platform, geographical and organizational boundaries. In particular, we devise software analysis tools as services that can be accessed and composed over the Internet. These distributed services shall be widely accessible through a software analysis broker where organizations and research groups can register and share their tools. To enable (semi)-automatic use and composition of these tools, they are classified and mapped into a software analysis taxonomy and adhere to specific meta-models and ontologies for their category of analysis.
Official URL http://www.ifi.uzh.ch/pax/web/index.php/publication/show/id/708
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Digital Object Identifier 10.1109/ASEW.2008.4686315
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Additional Information This paper was presented at the 4th Internatioal ERCIM Workshop on Software Evolution and Evolvability (Evol'08), L'Aquila, Italy, September 15 - 16, 2008. This workshop was held at the 23rd IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (ASE 2008). © 2008 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE.