Pareto optimal search based refactoring at the design level.

Harman, Mark and Tratt, Laurence (2007) Pareto optimal search based refactoring at the design level. In: 9th annual conference on Genetic and evolutionary computation conference (GEECO 2007), 7 - 11 July, 2007, University College, London.

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Abstract

Refactoring aims to improve the quality of a software systems’ structure, which tends to degrade as the system evolves. While manually determining useful refactorings can be challenging, search based techniques can automatically discover useful refactorings. Current search based refactoring approaches require metrics to be combined in a complex fashion, and produce a single sequence of refactorings. In this paper we show how Pareto optimality can improve search based refactoring, making the combination of metrics easier, and aiding the presentation of multiple sequences of optimal refactorings to users.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Research Areas:Science & Technology > Software Process, Practice & Design
Citations on ISI Web of Science:11
ID Code:5905
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