Dependency-aware release planning for software projects using fuzzy graphs and integer programming

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Mougouei, Davoud and Powers, David M. W.. 2019. "Dependency-aware release planning for software projects using fuzzy graphs and integer programming." Journal of Intelligent and Fuzzy Systems. 37 (3), pp. 3693-3707. https://doi.org/10.3233/JIFS-182810
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Dependency-aware release planning for software projects using fuzzy graphs and integer programming

ERA Journal ID581
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsMougouei, Davoud (Author) and Powers, David M. W. (Author)
Journal TitleJournal of Intelligent and Fuzzy Systems
Journal Citation37 (3), pp. 3693-3707
Number of Pages15
Year2019
Place of PublicationNetherlands
ISSN1064-1246
1875-8967
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.3233/JIFS-182810
Web Address (URL)https://content.iospress.com/articles/journal-of-intelligent-and-fuzzy-systems/ifs182810
Abstract

Software Release Planning (SRP) is to find, for a software, a subset of the requirements with the highest value while respecting the budget. The value of a requirement however may, to various degrees, depend on selecting or ignoring other requirements. However, existing SRP models ignore either Value-Related Dependencies altogether or the strengths of those dependencies even if they consider them. This paper presents an Integer Programming model for software release planning, which considers the variances of strengths of positive and negative value-related dependencies among software requirements. To capture the imprecision associated with strengths of value-related dependencies we have made use of algebraic structure of fuzzy graphs. We have further, contributed a scalable technique for automated identification of value-related dependencies based on user preferences for software requirements. The validity of the work is verified through simulations.

Keywordsfuzzy graphs; integer programming; release planning; value-related dependencies
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ANZSRC Field of Research 2020460299. Artificial intelligence not elsewhere classified
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Byline AffiliationsMonash University
Flinders University
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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