Interactive Software Release Planning with Preferences Base

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9275)


The release planning is a complex task in the software development process and involves many aspects related to the decision about which requirements should be allocated in each system release. Several search based techniques have been proposed to tackle this problem, but in most cases the human expertise and preferences are not effectively considered. In this context, this work presents an approach in which the search is guided according to a Preferences Base supplied by the user. Preliminary empirical results showed the approach is able to find solutions which satisfy the most important user preferences.


Release planning Interactive Genetic Algorithm SBSE 


  1. 1.
    Ruhe, G., Ngo-The, A.: A systematic approach for solving the wicked problem of software release planning. Soft. Comput. 12(1), 95–108 (2008)Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Ruhe, G., Saliu, M.O.: The art and science of software release planning. IEEE Softw. 22(6), 47–53 (2005)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    Takagi, H.: Interactive evolutionary computation: fusion of the capabilities of ec optimization and human evaluation. Proc. IEEE 89(9), 1275–1296 (2001)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    Harman, M., Mansouri, S.A., Zhang, Y.: Search based software engineering: a comprehensive analysis and review of trends techniques and applications. Department of CS, King College London, Technical report. TR-09-03 (2009)Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Greer, D., Ruhe, G.: Software release planning: an evolutionary and iterative approach. Inf. Softw. Technol. 46(4), 243–253 (2004)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    Colares, F., Souza, J., Carmo, R., Pádua, C., Mateus, G.R.: A new approach to the software release planning. In: XXIII Brazilian Symposium on Software Engineering, SBES 2009, pp. 207–215. IEEE (2009)Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    Araújo, A.A., Paixão, M.: Machine learning for user modeling in an interactive genetic algorithm for the next release problem. In: Le Goues, C., Yoo, S. (eds.) SSBSE 2014. LNCS, vol. 8636, pp. 228–233. Springer, Heidelberg (2014) Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    Karim, M.R., Ruhe, G.: Bi-objective genetic search for release planning in support of themes. In: Le Goues, C., Yoo, S. (eds.) SSBSE 2014. LNCS, vol. 8636, pp. 123–137. Springer, Heidelberg (2014) Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Optimization in Software Engineering GroupState University of CearáFortalezaBrazil

Personalised recommendations