ICSE 2024
Fri 12 - Sun 21 April 2024 Lisbon, Portugal

The evolution of a socio-technical system is an iterative and collaborative process, in part driven by failures of the system. When a system failure is sufficiently severe, an organization may conduct an incident analysis to learn from the failure and choose post-incident action items to co-evolve the technical and human aspects of the system. Developing a better understanding of this failure-driven software evolution processes is the goal of our ongoing research project. As a first step, we have collected publicly published incident reports, extracted and analyzed 104 post-incident action items in those reports. The focus of our analysis has been on: (1) what motivates those actions, (2) what changes are being made to systems, (3) which parts of the systems are being changed, and (4) the goals of the changes. In this paper we report on preliminary findings from this analysis. Another aspect of this software evolution process that has not yet been studied (as far as we have been able to determine), is the relationship between incident analysis (along with the work that follows the analysis) and requirements engineering. So in this paper, we also discuss how aspects of requirements engineering may be helpful in addressing challenges or open questions related to incident analysis.

Tue 16 Apr

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11:00 - 12:30
Session 2: Architecture&Evolution + workshop activityMO2RE at Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso
Chair(s): Alessio Ferrari CNR-ISTI
11:00
30m
Research paper
Post-Incident Action Items: Crossroads of Requirements Engineering and Software Evolution
MO2RE
Matt Pope Brigham Young University, Jonathan Sillito Brigham Young University
Pre-print
11:30
30m
Research paper
Probing with Precision: Probing Question Generation for Architectural Information Elicitation
MO2RE
Gokul Rejithkumar TCS Research, Preethu Rose Anish TCS Research, Jyoti Shukla TCS Research, Smita Ghaisas TCS Research
Pre-print
12:00
30m
Other
Why RE is not sufficiently represented in SE
MO2RE

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