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2013 17th European Conference on Software Maintenance and Reengineering (2013)
Genova, Italy Italy
Mar. 5, 2013 to Mar. 8, 2013
ISSN: 1534-5351
ISBN: 978-1-4673-5833-0
pp: 417-420
Requirements prioritization is a fundamental activity during software system maintenance. Prioritize requirements, in fact, means to determine the ordering in which requirements have to be considered in a given planning or maintenance activity. Most of the existing requirements prioritization techniques and tools focus on user and non/functional requirements, while only few attempt exists to consider how requirements are actually implemented, if they are implemented. In this demonstration paper, we present a tool that prioritizes (change) requirements by using artifacts traceability information, to locate the requirements implementation, and a set of code-based metrics, to measure several properties (e.g., coupling, size, scattering) of the requirements implementation. The tool, hence, determines the requirement ordering with respect to how these requirements are implemented in a subject software system.
Traceability, Requirements, Software Metrics

M. W. Asghar, A. Marchetto, A. Susi and G. Scanniello, "Maintainability-Based Requirements Prioritization by Using Artifacts Traceability and Code Metrics," 2013 17th European Conference on Software Maintenance and Reengineering(CSMR), Genova, Italy Italy, 2013, pp. 417-420.
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