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Title: Search based software engineering: Trends, techniques and applications
Authors: Harman, M
Mansouri, SA
Zhang, Y
Keywords: Software engineering;Search-based techniques;Survey
Issue Date: 2012
Citation: ACM Computing Surveys, 45(1), Article no. 11, 2012
Abstract: In the past five years there has been a dramatic increase in work on Search-Based Software Engineering (SBSE), an approach to Software Engineering (SE) in which Search-Based Optimization (SBO) algorithms are used to address problems in SE. SBSE has been applied to problems throughout the SE lifecycle, from requirements and project planning to maintenance and reengineering. The approach is attractive because it offers a suite of adaptive automated and semiautomated solutions in situations typified by large complex problem spaces with multiple competing and conflicting objectives. This article provides a review and classification of literature on SBSE. The work identifies research trends and relationships between the techniques applied and the applications to which they have been applied and highlights gaps in the literature and avenues for further research.
Description: © ACM, 2012. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of ACM for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive version is available from the link below.
ISSN: 0360-0300
Appears in Collections:Business and Management
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