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Type: Conference paper
Title: The impact of component interconnections on software quality: a network analysis approach
Author: Jiang, Li
Carley, Kathleen M.
Bigrigg, Michael W.
Eberlein, Armin
Galster, Matthias
Citation: Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, held in Seoul, 14-17 October, 2012: pp.1865-1872
Publisher: IEEE
Issue Date: 2012
ISBN: 9781467317146
Conference Name: IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (2012 : Seoul)
School/Discipline: School of Computer Science
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Li Jiang, Kathleen M. Carley, Michael W. Bigrigg, Armin Eberlein and Matthias Galster
Abstract: The growing complexity of software has posed challenges for the design, understanding and maintenance of software. Software developers often spend a lot of effort on understanding how software components are connected. Through analysis of the data obtained from a real software application, this paper demonstrates that network analysis approaches can help understand software component interconnections and their impact on software quality. Additionally, this paper shows that there is a correlation between the number of bugs found in an application and a set of measures used in component (interconnection) networks. Furthermore, a case study showed that the software performance improved over two releases as a result of improving the component network.
Keywords: Component network; software quality; programunderstanding; network science; centrality; network measures
Rights: © 2012 IEEE
DOI: 10.1109/ICSMC.2012.6378010
Appears in Collections:Computer Science publications

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