Predicting Maintainability of Component-Based Systems by Using Fuzzy Logic

  • Arun Sharma
  • P. S. Grover
  • Rajesh Kumar
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 40)


Software maintenance is a very broad activity in software development that includes error corrections, enhancement of capabilities, optimization, and deletion of obsolete capabilities and so on. Maintenance includes all changes to the product, once the client has agreed that it satisfied the specified document. Maintenance in case of component-based systems requires several different activities than in other legacy applications. Also, to measure maintainability for component-based systems as a single variable is still unexplored. Present paper discusses several maintainability related issues and proposes a fuzzy logic based approach to estimate the maintainability for component-based systems. It also validates the proposed approach by using Analytical Hierarchy Process by considering two class room based case studies.


Component-based Systems Maintainability Reusability Interaction Complexity Fuzzy Logic 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Arun Sharma
    • 1
  • P. S. Grover
    • 2
  • Rajesh Kumar
    • 3
  1. 1.Amity Institute of Information TechnologyAmity UniversityNoidaIndia
  2. 2.Guru Tegh Bahadur Institute of TechnologyGuru Gobind Singh Indra Prastha UniversityDelhiIndia
  3. 3.School of Mathematics and Computer ApplicationsThapar UniversityPatialaIndia

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