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2nd International Symposium on Search Based Software Engineering (2010)
Benevento, Italy
Sept. 7, 2010 to Sept. 9, 2010
ISBN: 978-0-7695-4195-2
pp: 143-152
This paper reports a comprehensive experimental study regarding the human competitiveness of search based software engineering (SBSE). The experiments were performed over four well-known SBSE problem formulations: next release problem, multi-objective next release problem, workgroup formation problem and the multi-objective test case selection problem. For each of these problems, two instances, with increasing sizes, were synthetically generated and solved by both metaheuristics and human subjects. A total of 63 professional software engineers participated in the experiment by solving some or all problem instances, producing together 128 responses. The comparison analysis strongly suggests that the results generated by search based software engineering can be said to be human competitive.
human competitiveness, search based software engineering, SBSE, human subjects

D. P. Coutinho, F. G. de Freitas, J. T. de Souza and C. L. Maia, "The Human Competitiveness of Search Based Software Engineering," 2nd International Symposium on Search Based Software Engineering(SSBSE), Benevento, Italy, 2010, pp. 143-152.
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