A 3-Dimensional relevance model for collaborative software engineering spaces

I. Omoronyia, J. Ferguson, M. Roper, M. Wood

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Today's large software projects are often characterised by distributed environments with numerous developers separated in space and/or time. This separation means that the common understanding and tacit knowledge that is a feature of closely colocated project teams is very hard to come by. As a consequence, relatively simple tasks such as identifying functionally related modules or finding individuals who are experts in aspects of the system become more challenging and time-consuming. This paper presents a Continuum of Relevance Index (CRI) model that uses information gathered from developer IDE interactions to generate orderings of relevant tasks, project artefacts and developers. A case study is used to demonstrate how the model can be used to attain a shared knowledge and common understanding of the extent to which tasks, artefacts and developers are relevant in a group development work context.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Second IEEE International Conference on Global Software Engineering, 2007
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)978-0-7695-2920-2
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2007


  • relevance model
  • software engineering
  • software projects
  • software development


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