Towards automated traceability assessment through augmented lifecycle space

Authors Miklós Biró
József Klespitz
Johannes Gmeiner
Christa Illibauer
Levente Kovács
Title Towards automated traceability assessment through augmented lifecycle space
Booktitle Systems, Sofware and Services Process Improvement - Proc. EuroSPI 2016
Type in proceedings
Publisher Springer
Series Communications in Computer and Information Science
Volume 633
ISBN 978-3-319-44816-9
DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-44817-6_8
Month September
Year 2016
Pages 94-105
SCCH ID# 1636

The assessment and improvement of the satisfaction of traceability requirements during the development of software in general and of safety-critical software in particular is demanding and costly. The special requirements are reflected in software process related general and industry specific standards and the popular agile approaches as well. It is imminent, for practical and logical reasons, that there is a need for the automation of the assessment of the completeness and consistency of traceability as far as possible. In addition to highlighting experienced weaknesses of current either homogeneous or heterogeneous tool environments intending to support lifecycle traceability, this paper outlines new solutions and suggests the exploitation of emerging technologies for the automation of traceability assessment and improvement.