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Assessing the impact of change on a software development project is a critical management activity. Trace-ability affords us opportunities to manage the change process through notification and synchronisation mechanisms. We present an architecture, developed as part of the EU funded Ophelia project, that supports traceability across all project artefacts.
Testing the safety and efficacy of a successful human medicine involves many laboratory animals, which can sometimes be subjected to considerable suffering and distress. Also, it is necessary to extrapolate from the test species to humans. UK and European legislation requires that Replacement, Reduction and Refinement of animal procedures (the Three Rs) are… (More)
With increasing globalisation of software production, widespread use of software components, and the need to maintain software systems over long periods of time, there has been a recognition that better support for collabora-tive working is needed by software engineers. In this paper, two approaches to developing improved system support for collaborative… (More)
This project is concerned with the development of a distributed , multiuser Internet based simulation environment for automated factories, written in Java. The motivating factor behind the work described is the rapid development in computer controlled automated production lines, which has led to increasing complexity of scheduling of these systems. To avoid… (More)
This paper describes the notion of event-driven metrics as an alternative to generating metrics from software project artefacts on-demand or periodically. The rationale for wanting such an alternative stems from on-demand metric updates being prone to human error and for potentially missing important project events and trends. Furthermore, periodic updates,… (More)