Evolving Software Systems

  • Tom Mens
  • Alexander Serebrenik
  • Anthony Cleve

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Evolving Software Artefacts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Neil Ernst, Alexander Borgida, Ivan J. Jureta, John Mylopoulos
      Pages 3-32
    3. Markus Herrmannsdörfer, Guido Wachsmuth
      Pages 33-63
    4. Rudolf Ferenc, Péter Hegedűs, Tibor Gyimóthy
      Pages 65-100
  3. Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Gabriele Bavota, Massimiliano Di Penta, Rocco Oliveto
      Pages 103-137
    3. Stephen W. Thomas, Ahmed E. Hassan, Dorothea Blostein
      Pages 139-162
    4. Yuan Tian, David Lo
      Pages 163-197
  4. Evolution of specific types of software systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. Holger M. Kienle, Damiano Distante
      Pages 201-228
    3. Hausi Müller, Norha Villegas
      Pages 229-264
    4. Goetz Botterweck, Andreas Pleuss
      Pages 265-295
    5. Tom Mens, Maálick Claes, Philippe Grosjean, Alexander Serebrenik
      Pages 297-326
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 327-404

About this book


During the last few years, software evolution research has explored new domains such as the study of socio-technical aspects and collaboration between different individuals contributing to a software system, the use of search-based techniques and meta-heuristics, the mining of unstructured software repositories, the evolution of software requirements, and the dynamic adaptation of software systems at runtime. Also more and more attention is being paid to the evolution of collections of inter-related and inter-dependent software projects, be it in the form of web systems, software product families, software ecosystems, or systems of systems.

With this book, the editors present insightful contributions on these and other domains currently being intensively explored, written by renowned researchers in the respective fields of software evolution. Each chapter presents the state of the art in a particular topic, as well as the current research, available tool support, and remaining challenges. The book is complemented by a glossary of important terms used in the community, a reference list of nearly 1,000 papers and books, and tips on additional resources that may be useful to the reader (reference books, journals, standards and major scientific events in the domain of software evolution, and datasets).

This book is intended for all those interested in software engineering, and more particularly, software maintenance and evolution. Researchers and software practitioners alike will find in the contributed chapters an overview of the most recent findings, covering a broad spectrum of software evolution topics. In addition, it can also serve as the basis of graduate or postgraduate courses on e.g., software evolution, requirements engineering, model-driven software development or social informatics.


Model-Driven Software Engineering Requirements Engineering Software Ecosystems Software Evolution Software Life Cycle Software Product Lines Software Quality Software Reengineering Software Repositories

Editors and affiliations

  • Tom Mens
    • 1
  • Alexander Serebrenik
    • 2
  • Anthony Cleve
    • 3
  1. 1.University of MonsMonsBelgium
  2. 2.Eindhoven University of TechnologyEindhovenThe Netherlands
  3. 3.University of NamurNamurBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-45397-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-45398-4
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