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    • ISSN: 2301-3559
    • Frequency: Quarterly
    • DOI: 10.18178/LNSE
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Jemal Antidze
    • Executive Editor: Ms. Nina Lee
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Prof. Jemal Antidze
I. Vekua Scientific Institute of Applied Mathematics
Tbilisi State University, Georgia
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LNSE 2015 Vol.3(3): 164-167 ISSN: 2301-3559
DOI: 10.7763/LNSE.2015.V3.183

Software Evolution: A Graph Based Model

Noel Vizcaino and M. Manjunathaiah
Abstract—A model based on graph isomorphisms is used to formalize software evolution. Step by step we narrow the search space by an informed selection of the attributes based on the current state-of-the-art in software engineering and generate a seed solution. We then traverse the resulting space using graph isomorphisms and other set operations over the vertex sets. The new solutions will preserve the desired attributes. The goal of defining an isomorphism based search mechanism is to construct predictors of evolution that can facilitate the automation of ’software factory’ paradigm. The model allows for automation via software tools implementing the concepts.

Index Terms—Software evolution, software engineering, software architecture, software process.

The authors are with the University of Reading, Reading, Berkshire RG6 6AH, United Kingdom (e-mail: n.vizcaino@pgr.reading.ac.uk, m.manjunathaiah@reading.ac.uk).

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Cite: Noel Vizcaino and M. Manjunathaiah, "Software Evolution: A Graph Based Model," Lecture Notes on Software Engineering vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 164-167, 2015.

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