Chaos Theory for Software Evolution: A Tool for Effective Management
Presented By: Dr. Rui Gustavo Crespo
Date: July 20th, 2004
We analyse current problems in the management of software evolution, and
argue the need to use the Chaos Theory to model software systems. We argue that the
Long-Range Correlation looks to be the most promising metric.
We then identify a number of ideas that may be raised in the process of
software development, and link the different behaviours of the software
evolution to the Verhulst model. Finally, we analyse one industrial test
case and verify that the behaviours of software evolution are represented in the
Dr. Rui Gustavo Crespo is an Assistent Professor in the Electrical
Engineering and Computers at the Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal.
He received his PhD. in Information Technology and Computer Engineering
from the Technical University of Lisbon.
His research interests include protocol specification, feature
interaction and software quality models.
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