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A novel process and its implementation for the multi-objective miniaturization of software

Nasir Ali, Wei Wu, Giuliano Antoniol, Massimiliano Di Penta, Yann-Gaël Guéhéneuc and Jane Huffman Hayes

Technical Report (2010)

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Cite this document: Ali, N., Wu, W., Antoniol, G., Di Penta, M., Guéhéneuc, Y.-G. & Hayes, J. H. (2010). A novel process and its implementation for the multi-objective miniaturization of software (Technical Report n° EPM-RT-2010-04).
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Abstract

Smart phones, gaming consoles, wireless routers are ubiquitous; the increasing diffusion of such devices with limited resources, together with society’s unsatiated appetite for new applications, pushes companies to miniaturize their programs. Miniaturizing a program for a hand-held device is a time-consuming task often requiring complex decisions. Companies must accommodate conflicting constraints: customers’ satisfaction may be in conflict with a device’s limited storage and memory. This paper proposes a process, MoMS, for the multi-objective miniaturization of software to help developers miniaturize programs while satisfying multiple conflicting constraints. The process directs: the elicitation of customer pre-requirements, their mapping to program features, and the selection of the features to port. We present two case studies based on Pooka, an email client, and SIP Communicator, an instant messenger, to demonstrate that MoMS supports miniaturization and helps reduce effort by 77%, on average, over a manual approach.

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Software miniaturization; Requirement engineering; Feature identification; Multi-objective optimization

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Subjects: 2700 Technologie de l'information > 2700 Technologie de l'information
2700 Technologie de l'information > 2705 Logiciels et développement
2700 Technologie de l'information > 2706 Génie logiciel
Department: Département de génie informatique et génie logiciel
Research Center: Non applicable
Funders: National Science Foundation, Chaire de recherche du Canada sur la modification et l'évolution des logiciels, Chaire de recherche du Canada en patrons logiciels et patrons de logiciels
Grant number: CCF-0811140
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2017 14:05
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2018 16:12
PolyPublie URL: https://publications.polymtl.ca/2653/

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