A1 Journal article (refereed), original research

A Catalogue Supporting Software Sustainability Design

Open Access publication

Publication Details

Authors: Oyedeji Shola, Seffah Ahmed, Penzenstadler Birgit

Publisher: MDPI

Publication year: 2018

Language: English

Related journal or series: Sustainability

Volume number: 10

Issue number: 7

Start page: 1

End page: 30

Number of pages: 30

eISSN: 2071-1050

JUFO level of this publication: 1

Digital Object Identifier (DOI): http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/su10072296

Permanent website address: http://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/10/7/2296

Open Access: Open Access publication


Like other communities, sustainability in and for software design is a grand research and development challenge. Current research focuses on eliciting the meanings of sustainability and on building approaches for its engineering and integration into the mainstream software development lifecycle. However, few concrete guidelines that software designers can apply effectively are available. A guideline aims to streamline the design processes according to a set of well-known research routines or sound industry practices. Such guidelines can help software developers in the elicitation of sustainability requirements and testing software against these requirements. This paper introduces a sustainability design catalogue (SSDC) comprising a series of guidelines. It aims to assist software developers and managers in eliciting sustainability requirements, and then in measuring and testing software sustainability. The catalogue is based on reviews of the current and past research on sustainability in software engineering, which are the grounds for the development of the catalogue. Four different case studies were analyzed using the Karlskrona manifesto principles on sustainability design. A pilot framework is also proposed that includes a set of sustainability goals, concepts and methods. It exemplifies how to apply and quantify sustainability.

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