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Background: In 2004 the concept of evidence-based software engineering (EBSE) was introduced at the ICSE04 conference. Aims: This study assesses the impact of systematic literature reviews (SLRs) which are the recommended EBSE method for aggregating evidence. Method: We used the standard systematic literature review method employing a manual search of 10(More)
A consequence of the growing number of empirical studies in software engineering is the need to adopt systematic approaches to assessing and aggregating research outcomes in order to provide a balanced and objective summary of research evidence for a particular topic. The paper reports experiences with applying one such approach, the practice of systematic(More)
Conceptual integration—"blending"—is a general cognitive operation on a par with analogy, recursion, mental modeling, conceptual categorization, and framing. It serves a variety of cognitive purposes. It is dynamic, supple, and active in the moment of thinking. It yields products that frequently become entrenched in conceptual structure and grammar, and it(More)
0950-5849/$ see front matter 2010 Elsevier B.V. A doi:10.1016/j.infsof.2010.03.006 * Corresponding author. Tel.: +44 71782 733979; fa E-mail address: b.a.kitchenham@cs.keele.ac.uk (B. Context: In a previous study, we reported on a systematic literature review (SLR), based on a manual search of 13 journals and conferences undertaken in the period 1st January(More)
I n 1999, the Pennine Group—a consortium of software engineering researchers from the University of Durham, Keele University, and the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology—asserted that continued development of new architectural styles based on constructional forms such as objects or components would not advance the software field.(More)
Background: A mapping study provides a systematic and objective procedure for identifying the nature and extent of the empirical study data that is available to answer a particular research question. Such studies can also form a useful preliminary step for PhD study. Aim: We set out to assess how effective such studies have been when used for software(More)
We address the problem of large-scale data integration, where the data sources are unknown at design time, are from autonomous organisations, and may evolve. Experiments are described involving a demonstrator system in the field of health services data integration within the UK. Current Web services technology has been used extensively and largely(More)
0950-5849/$ see front matter 2009 Elsevier B.V. A doi:10.1016/j.infsof.2009.11.005 * Corresponding author. Tel.: +44 (0) 1782 734090; E-mail address: m.turner@cs.keele.ac.uk (M. Turne Context: The technology acceptance model (TAM) was proposed in 1989 as a means of predicting technology usage. However, it is usually validated by using a measure of(More)
Global software development (GSD) projects are often largescale, tend to be complex, and have an increased risk of failure. An understanding of common GSD risks can help project managers control the risks and thus increase the likelihood of project success. We extend an earlier tertiary GSD systematic literature review (SLR) to extract data from the SLR(More)
There is little empirical knowledge of the effectiveness of the object-oriented paradigm. To conduct a systematic review of the literature describing empirical studies of this paradigm. We undertook a Mapping Study of the literature. 138 papers have been identified and classified by topic, form of study involved, and source. The majority of empirical(More)