SERC TALKS: “Why Are Ontologies and Languages for Software Quality Increasingly Important?”
December 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Speaker: Prof. Xavier Franch Full Professor, Polytechnic University of Catalonia (Barcelona Tech)
Abstract: Analysis of trade-offs among software quality factors needs to be based upon a clear statement of the meaning of such factors and their interrelationships. There are several instruments with this aim. In this talk, we will focus on two of them, which complement each other. Ontologies for software quality serve to bound the space of quality factors, its components and shape, and the basic properties that these elements fulfill. Languages allow engineers make the ontology actionable, declare quality requirements based upon the ontology and reason about several quality aspects, among them operationalization of quality requirements and trade-off analysis. The talk will provide the basic concepts of ontologies and languages for software quality, will survey the most widespread proposals and will analyse in depth a concrete example of each of them.
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