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EA-Tracer: identifying traceability links between code aspects and early aspects

Sardinha, Alberto; Niu, Nan; Yu, Yijun and Rashid, Awais (2012). EA-Tracer: identifying traceability links between code aspects and early aspects. In: 27th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC 2012), 26-30 March 2012 , Riva del Garda (Trento) Italy.

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Early aspects are crosscutting concerns that are identified and addressed at the requirements and architecture level, while code aspects are crosscutting concerns that manifest at the code level. Currently, there are many approaches to address the identification and modularization of these crosscutting concerns at each level, but very few techniques try to analyze the relationship between early aspects and code aspects. This paper presents a tool for automating the process of identifying traceability links between requirements-level aspects and code aspects, which is a first step towards an in-depth analysis. We also present an empirical evaluation of the tool with a real-life Web-based information system and a software product line for handling data on mobile devices. The results show that we can identify traceability links between early aspects and code aspects with a high accuracy.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2011 ACM
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetNot SetMarie Curie Fellowship from the European Commission (Grant Agreement No. PIIF-GA-2008-221016)
Not SetNot SetFCT (INESC-ID multiannual funding) through the PIDDAC Program funds
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
Mathematics, Computing and Technology
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
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Item ID: 33836
Depositing User: Danielle Lilly
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2012 14:43
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2016 18:29
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