Measuring the Impact of Different Categories of Software Evolution

  • Francesca Longo
  • Roberto Tiella
  • Paolo Tonella
  • Adolfo Villafiorita
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5338)


Software evolution involves different categories of interventions, having variable impact on the code. Knowledge about the expected impact of an intervention is fundamental for project planning and resource allocation. Moreover, deviations from the expected impact may hint for areas of the system having a poor design. In this paper, we investigate the relationship between evolution categories and impacted code by means of a set of metrics computed over time for a subject system.


Software Evolution Evolution Category Corrective Evolution Life Cycle Process Software Life Cycle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Francesca Longo
    • 1
  • Roberto Tiella
    • 1
  • Paolo Tonella
    • 1
  • Adolfo Villafiorita
    • 1
  1. 1.Fondazione Bruno Kessler IRSTTrentoItaly

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