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Uncovering the Hidden Co-evolution in the Work History of Software Projects

  • Saimir Bala
  • Kate Revoredo
  • João Carlos de A.R. Gonçalves
  • Fernanda Baião
  • Jan Mendling
  • Flavia Santoro
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10445)

Abstract

The monitoring of project-oriented business processes is difficult because their state is fragmented and represented by the progress of different documents and artifacts being worked on. This observation holds in particular for software development projects in which various developers work on different parts of the software concurrently. Prior contributions in this area have proposed a plethora of techniques to analyze and visualize the current state of the software artifact as a product. It is surprising that these techniques are missing to provide insights into what types of work are conducted at different stages of the project and how they are dependent upon another. In this paper, we address this research gap and present a technique for mining the software process including dependencies between artifacts. Our evaluation of various open-source projects demonstrates the applicability of our technique.

Keywords

Artifact co-evolution Work history dependencies Project-oriented business processes Software project mining 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Saimir Bala
    • 1
  • Kate Revoredo
    • 2
  • João Carlos de A.R. Gonçalves
    • 2
  • Fernanda Baião
    • 2
  • Jan Mendling
    • 1
  • Flavia Santoro
    • 2
  1. 1.Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU)ViennaAustria
  2. 2.Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO)Rio de JaneiroBrazil

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