Publication Details

Dam, H. K. (2008). An agent-oriented approach to support change propagation in software evolution. Proceedings of the 7th international joint conference on Autonomous agents and multiagent systems (pp. 1736-1737). Richland, SC: International Foundation for Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems.


Software maintenance and evolution is arguably a lengthy and expensive phase in the life cycle of a software system. A critical issue at this phase is change propagation: given a set of primary changes that have been made to software, what additional secondary changes are needed? Although many approaches have been proposed, automated change propagation is still a significant technical challenge in software maintenance and evolution. This paper presents a Ph.D. research in the final stages of developing and evaluating a novel, agent-based, framework to support semi-automated change propagation in evolving software systems.