On the Use of Emerging Design as a Basis for Knowledge Collaboration

  • Tiago Proenca
  • Nilmax Teones Moura
  • André van der Hoek
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6284)


Abstractions in software engineering have been used for guidance and understanding of software systems. Design in particular is a key abstraction in this regard. However, design is often a static representation that does not evolve with the code and therefore cannot help developers in collaborating after it becomes out-of-date. Our research group is exploring the use of Emerging Design, a dynamic abstraction, as the basis for knowledge collaboration through its implementation in a coordination portal called Lighthouse. This paper presents the state of the art of Lighthouse and discusses three knowledge collaboration problems that we are currently addressing.


Source Code Original Design Class Diagram Software Quality Code Change 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tiago Proenca
    • 1
  • Nilmax Teones Moura
    • 1
  • André van der Hoek
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of InformaticsUniversity of California, IrvineIrvineUSA

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