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Software Engineering, International Conference on (2012)
Zurich Switzerland
June 2, 2012 to June 9, 2012
ISSN: 0270-5257
ISBN: 978-1-4673-1066-6
pp: 1309-1312
Alexander Chatzigeorgiou , Department of Applied Informatics, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece
George Melas , Department of Applied Informatics, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece
ABSTRACT
The rise of social networks and the accompanying interest to study their evolution has stimulated a number of research efforts to analyze their growth patterns by means of network analysis. The inherent graph-like structure of object-oriented systems calls for the application of the corresponding methods and tools to analyze software evolution. In this paper we investigate network properties of two open-source systems and observe interesting phenomena regarding their growth. Relating the observed evolutionary trends to principles and laws of software design enables a highlevel assessment of tendencies in the underlying design quality.
INDEX TERMS
Communities, Object oriented modeling, Software systems, Social network services, Vegetation, Maintenance engineering
CITATION

A. Chatzigeorgiou and G. Melas, "Trends in object-oriented software evolution: Investigating network properties," 2012 34th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2012)(ICSE), Zurich, 2012, pp. 1309-1312.
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