Paper 175 (Resources track)

An Ontology of Software Quality Relational Factors from Banking Systems

Author(s): Paolo Ciancarini, Andrea Giovanni Nuzzolese, Valentina Presutti, Daniel Russo

Abstract: Quality, architecture, and process are considered the keystones of software engineering.
ISO defines them in three separate standards. However, their interaction has been poorly studied, so far. The SQuAP model (Software Quality, Architecture, Process) describes twenty-eight main factors that impact on software quality in banking systems, and each factor is described as a relation among some characteristics from the three ISO standards.
Hence, SQuAP makes such relations emerge rigorously, although informally.
In this paper, we present SQaAP-Ont, an OWL ontology that formalises those relations in order to represent and reason via linked data about software engineering in a three-dimensional model consisting of quality, architecture, and process characteristics.

Keywords: Ontologies; Software Quality; Software Process; Software Architecture; Software Engineering

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