Using Participatory Technical-action-research to validate a Software Sustainability Model

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Abstract

[Context and Motivation] In the last years,software engineering researchers have contributed to defining the notion of sustainability-aware software as a quality requirement. [Question/problem] The field is,however, still missing instruments supporting the design and assessment of software sustainability.[Objective] This research aims at providing a validated Sustainability Assessment Framework (SAF) through along-term empirical study in close-collaboration with the software industry. [Methodology] By using the participatory technical action-research method, we validate the sustainability-quality model, one of the instruments of the SAF framework, by means of investigating its applicability in an industrial software project and detecting potential improvements.[Results] Our results confirm the effective applicability of our model as most of its quality attributes (QAs) have been either addressed in the software project or acknowledged as relevant. The action-research method was also very useful for enriching our model by identifying QAs missing in the model (e.g. regulation compliance, data privacy).[Contribution] The sustainability-quality model can be effectively used as an instrument for identifying sustainability-quality requirements, and creating awareness on the relevance of the multidimensional sustainability nature of certain quality attributes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICT4S 2019 - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on ICT for Sustainability. Lappeenranta, Finland, June 10-14, 2019.
EditorsAnnika Wolff
PublisherCEUR-WS
Pages1-10
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jun 2019
Event6th International Conference on ICT for Sustainability, ICT4S 2019 - Lappeenranta, Finland
Duration: 10 Jun 201914 Jun 2019

Conference

Conference6th International Conference on ICT for Sustainability, ICT4S 2019
CountryFinland
CityLappeenranta
Period10/06/1914/06/19

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Sustainable development
Data privacy
Software engineering
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Keywords

  • Action research
  • Quality requirements
  • Software-intensive systems
  • Sustainability-quality model

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Condori Fernandez, O. N., & Lago, P. (2019). Using Participatory Technical-action-research to validate a Software Sustainability Model. In A. Wolff (Ed.), ICT4S 2019 - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on ICT for Sustainability. Lappeenranta, Finland, June 10-14, 2019. (pp. 1-10). CEUR-WS.
Condori Fernandez, O.N. ; Lago, Patricia. / Using Participatory Technical-action-research to validate a Software Sustainability Model. ICT4S 2019 - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on ICT for Sustainability. Lappeenranta, Finland, June 10-14, 2019.. editor / Annika Wolff. CEUR-WS, 2019. pp. 1-10
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Condori Fernandez, ON & Lago, P 2019, Using Participatory Technical-action-research to validate a Software Sustainability Model. in A Wolff (ed.), ICT4S 2019 - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on ICT for Sustainability. Lappeenranta, Finland, June 10-14, 2019.. CEUR-WS, pp. 1-10, 6th International Conference on ICT for Sustainability, ICT4S 2019, Lappeenranta, Finland, 10/06/19.

Using Participatory Technical-action-research to validate a Software Sustainability Model. / Condori Fernandez, O.N.; Lago, Patricia.

ICT4S 2019 - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on ICT for Sustainability. Lappeenranta, Finland, June 10-14, 2019.. ed. / Annika Wolff. CEUR-WS, 2019. p. 1-10.

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Condori Fernandez ON, Lago P. Using Participatory Technical-action-research to validate a Software Sustainability Model. In Wolff A, editor, ICT4S 2019 - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on ICT for Sustainability. Lappeenranta, Finland, June 10-14, 2019.. CEUR-WS. 2019. p. 1-10