Active Artefact Management for Distributed Software Engineering

Conference paper


Boldyreff, Cornelia, Nutter, David and Rank, Stephen 2002. Active Artefact Management for Distributed Software Engineering. Proceedings of the 26th Annual International Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC 2002). 26-29 Aug 2002 Oxford pp. 1081-1086
AuthorsBoldyreff, Cornelia, Nutter, David and Rank, Stephen
TypeConference paper
Abstract

We describe a software artefact repository that provides its contents with some awareness of their own creation. "Active" artefacts are distinguished from their passive counterparts by their enriched meta-data model which reflects the work-flow process that created them, the actors responsible, the actions taken to change the artefact, and various other pieces of organisational knowledge. This enriched view of an artefact is intended to support re-use of both software and the expertise gained when creating the software. Unlike other organisational knowledge systems, the meta-data is intrinsically part of the artefact and may be populated automatically from sources including existing data-format specific information, user supplied data and records of communication. Such a system is of increased importance in the world of "virtual teams" where transmission of vital organisational knowledge, at best difficult, is further constrained by the lack of direct contact between engineers and differing development cultures.

Keywordsvirtual teams; organisational knowledge systems; open source software development
Year2002
ConferenceProceedings of the 26th Annual International Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC 2002)
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Print2002
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Deposited01 Feb 2010
ISSN0730-3157
Web address (URL)http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CMPSAC.2002.1045153
http://hdl.handle.net/10552/548
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Citation:
Boldyreff, C. et al (2002) ‘Active Artefact Management for Distributed Software Engineering.’ In: Proceedings of the 26th Annual International Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC 2002), 26-29 Aug 2002, Oxford, England pp 1081-1086.

Place of publicationOxford
Page range1081-1086
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