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Proposal for a Software Sustainability Design Catalogue

Version 1 : Received: 30 May 2018 / Approved: 31 May 2018 / Online: 31 May 2018 (09:44:28 CEST)

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Oyedeji, S.; Seffah, A.; Penzenstadler, B. A Catalogue Supporting Software Sustainability Design. Sustainability 2018, 10, 2296. Oyedeji, S.; Seffah, A.; Penzenstadler, B. A Catalogue Supporting Software Sustainability Design. Sustainability 2018, 10, 2296.

Journal reference: Sustainability 2018, 10, 2296
DOI: 10.3390/su10072296

Abstract

Like other ICT communities, sustainability in software engineering is a major research and development concerns. Current research focusses on eliciting the meanings of sustainability and proposing approaches for its engineering and integration into the mainstream software development lifecycle. However, few concrete guidelines that software designers can apply effectively are available and applicable. Such guidelines are needed for the elicitation of sustainability requirements and testing software against these guidelines. This paper introduces a sustainability design catalogue to assist software developers and managers in eliciting sustainability requirements, and then in measuring and testing software sustainability. The paper reviews the current research on sustainability in software engineering which is the grounds for the development of the catalogue. Four different case studies were analyzed using the Karlskrona manifesto on sustainability design. The output from this research paper is a software sustainability design catalogue through which a pilot framework is proposed that includes a set of sustainability goals, concepts and methods. The integration of sustainability for/in software systems requires a concrete framework that exemplifies how to apply and quantify sustainability. The paper demonstrates how the proposed software sustainability design catalogue provides a step towards this direction through a series of guidelines.

Subject Areas

sustainability; software sustainability; information and communication technology; software design; sustainability requirement; software sustainability analysis; software sustainability guidelines; karlskrona manifesto

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