Context-Awareness on Software Artifacts in Distributed Software Development: A Systematic Review

  • Rafael Leonardo Vivian
  • Elisa Hatsue Moriya Huzita
  • Gislaine Camila Lapasini Leal
  • Ana Paula Chaves Steinmacher
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6969)


Distributed Software Development (DSD) has brought several competitive advantages, but also many challenges, such as communication among physically distributed teams. In order to establish the collaboration in software development, communication and awareness on artifacts generated and shared among team members are essential. The purpose of this article is to present a systematic review identifying papers in the current literature that address acquisition and presentation techniques of contextual information when software artifacts are generated or updated in DSD. Some important properties and contextual information, such as relationship among artifacts and their change history during the software development, were identified and are presented as well.


Awareness Contextual Information Artifacts Global Software Development Collaboration 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rafael Leonardo Vivian
    • 1
  • Elisa Hatsue Moriya Huzita
    • 1
  • Gislaine Camila Lapasini Leal
    • 2
  • Ana Paula Chaves Steinmacher
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceState University of MaringáMaringáBrazil
  2. 2.Department of Production EngineeringState University of MaringáMaringáBrazil
  3. 3.Coordination of Computer ScienceTechnological Federal University of ParanáCampo MourãoBrazil

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