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2012 20th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE) (2012)
Chicago, IL, USA USA
Sept. 24, 2012 to Sept. 28, 2012
ISSN: 1090-750X
ISBN: 978-1-4673-2783-1
pp: 71-80
O. Gotel , Independent Researcher, New York City, USA
J. Cleland-Huang , De Paul University, Chicago, USA
J. Huffman Hayes , University of Kentucky, Kentucky, USA
A. Zisman , City University London, London, UK
A. Egyed , Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
P. Grunbacher , Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
G. Antoniol , École Polytechnique de Montréal, Québec, Canada
Traceability underlies many important software and systems engineering activities, such as change impact analysis and regression testing. Despite important research advances, as in the automated creation and maintenance of trace links, traceability implementation and use is still not pervasive in industry. A community of traceability researchers and practitioners has been collaborating to understand the hurdles to making traceability ubiquitous. Over a series of years, workshops have been held to elicit and enhance research challenges and related tasks to address these shortcomings. A continuing discussion of the community has resulted in the research roadmap of this paper. We present a brief view of the state of the art in traceability, the grand challenge for traceability and future directions for the field.
roadmap, Center of Excellence for Software Traceability (CoEST), Grand Challenge of Traceability (GCT)

O. Gotel et al., "The quest for Ubiquity: A roadmap for software and systems traceability research," 2012 20th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE), Chicago, IL, USA USA, 2012, pp. 71-80.
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