Empirical Software Engineering

, Volume 4, Issue 4, pp 370–380 | Cite as

Empirical Studies of Evolving Systems

  • K. Bennett
  • E. Burd
  • C. Kemerer
  • M. M. Lehman
  • M. Lee
  • R. Madachy
  • C. Mair
  • D. Sjoberg
  • S. Slaughter
Article

Abstract

This paper describes the results of the working group investigating the issues of empirical studies for evolving systems. The groups found that there were many issues that were central to successful evolution and this concluded that this is a very important area within software engineering. Finally nine main areas were selected for consideration. For each of these areas the central issues were identified as well as success factors. In some cases success stories were also described and the critical factors accounting for the success analysed. In some cases it was later found that a number of areas were so tightly coupled that it was important to discuss them together.

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Bennett
    • 1
  • E. Burd
    • 2
  • C. Kemerer
    • 3
  • M. M. Lehman
    • 4
  • M. Lee
    • 5
  • R. Madachy
    • 6
  • C. Mair
    • 7
  • D. Sjoberg
    • 8
  • S. Slaughter
    • 9
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of DurhamUK
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of DurhamUK
  3. 3.Katz Graduate School of BusinessUniversity of PittsburghUSA
  4. 4.Department of ComputingImperial CollegeUK
  5. 5.Department of Informatics & Simulation, RMCSCranfield UniversityUK
  6. 6.Litton Guidance and Control Systems, USC Center for Software EngineeringUSA
  7. 7.Design, Engineering and ComputingUniversity of BournemouthUK
  8. 8.Department of InformaticsUniversity of OsloNorway
  9. 9.Graduate School of Industrial AdministrationsCarnegie Melon UniversityUSA

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