TechDebt 2022
Tue 17 - Wed 18 May 2022 Pennsylvania, United States
co-located with ICSE 2022

The management of technical debt related to non-functional properties such as security, reliability or other trustworthiness dimensions is of paramount importance for critical systems (e.g., safety-critical, systems with strong privacy constraints etc.). Unfortunately, diverse factors such as time pressure, resource limitations, organizational aspects, lack of skills, or the fast pace at which new risks appears, can result in an inferior level of trustworthiness than the desired or required one. In addition, there is increased interest in considering trustworthiness characteristics, not in isolation, but in an aggregated fashion, as well as using this knowledge for risk quantification. In this work, we propose a trustworthiness debt measurement approach using 1) established categories and subcategories of trustworthiness characteristics from SQuaRE, 2) a weighting approach for the characteristics based on an AHP method, 3) a composed indicator based on a Fuzzy method, and 4) a risk management and analysis support based on Monte Carlo simulations. Given the preliminary nature of this work, while we propose the general approach for all trustworthiness dimensions, we elaborate more on security and reliability. This initial proposal aims providing a practical approach to manage trustworthiness debt within the entire life cycle starting from the design, and bringing the attention to aggregation methods.

Wed 18 May

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13:00 - 14:00
Papers Session 4 TD Impact and Perspectives IITechnical Papers / Tools Track / Catering at TechDebt room
Code Red: The Business Impact of Code Quality - A Quantitative Study of 39 Proprietary Production Codebases
Technical Papers
Adam Tornhill Codescene AB, Markus Borg RISE Research Institutes of Sweden
Towards measuring the aggregated debt of Trustworthiness level
Technical Papers
Imanol Urretavizcaya Tecnalia, Basque Research & Technology Alliance (BRTA), Nuria Quintano Tecnalia, Jabier Martinez Tecnalia
Day closing
Virtual Closing and In Person Details
Technical Papers
Neil Ernst University of Victoria, Valentina Lenarduzzi University of Oulu, Tushar Sharma Dalhousie University

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Wed 18 May 2022 13:00 - 14:00 at TechDebt room - Papers Session 4 TD Impact and Perspectives II
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