Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorScholtes, Ingo
dc.contributor.authorZanetti, Marcelo Serrano
dc.contributor.authorTessone, Claudio Juan
dc.contributor.authorSchweitzer, Frank
dc.contributor.editorAßmann, Uwe
dc.contributor.editorDemuth, Birgit
dc.contributor.editorSpitta, Thorsten
dc.contributor.editorPüschel, Georg
dc.contributor.editorKaiser, Ronny
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-30T20:56:07Z
dc.date.available2017-06-30T20:56:07Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.isbn978-3-88579-633-6
dc.identifier.issn1617-5468
dc.description.abstractModular design is a desirable characteristic that fosters the comprehensibility and thus maintainability of software systems. While many software systems are initially created in a modular way, over time modularity typically degrades. In our work, we propose an automated strategy to remodularize software based on move refactorings, i.e. moving classes between packages without changing other aspects of the source code. Taking a complex systems perspective, our approach applies network theory to the dynamics of software dependency structures. Drawing inspiration from statistical physics, we use the Potts Spin Model and turn it into a stochastic remodularization algorithm which is based on probabilistically moving classes between modules. We test our method on 39 open source JAVA software projects. Comparing the modular structure produced by developers with that optimized by our algorithm, we find that our method is able to improve modularity by an average of $166 \pm 77$ percent. Our work highlights the potential of interdisciplinary applications of methods from the statistical physics perspective on complex systems to software engineering.en
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherGesellschaft für Informatik e.V.
dc.relation.ispartofSoftware-engineering and management 2015
dc.relation.ispartofseriesLecture Notes in Informatics (LNI) - Proceedings, Volume P-239
dc.titleAutomated software remodularization based on move refactoring - A complex systems approachen
dc.typeText/Conference Paper
dc.pubPlaceBonn
mci.reference.pages85-86
mci.conference.locationDresden
mci.conference.date17.-20. März 2015


Files in this item

Thumbnail

Show simple item record