Sustainability of software depends on several factors including the processes deployed to develop, operate, maintain and dispose software systems. To make such sustainability-related processes actually deployable and controllable, specific green metrics and indicators are necessary. In this paper we propose a sound methodological approach to derive green metrics and we provide also a significant set of metrics, derived according to such an approach, able to address different aspects of software sustainability.


software sustainability software process metrics ISO/IEC 25010 Environmental factors 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giuseppe Lami
    • 1
  • Luigi Buglione
    • 2
    • 3
  • Fabrizio Fabbrini
    • 1
  1. 1.Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie della InformazioneConsiglio Nazionale delle RicerchePisaItaly
  2. 2.Engineering.IT SpaRomeItaly
  3. 3.Ecole de Technologie Supérieure (ETS)MontréalCanada

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