Large secondary study on software engineering for AI-based systems

April 4, 2022 /

Members of the Empirical Software Engineering group of the Institute of Software Engineering are co-authors in a new and large secondary study on software engineering for AI-based systems published in the ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology.

Dr. Justus Bogner and Prof. Dr. Stefan Wagner are part of an international team of researchers who recently published a secondary study on the exploding research area of software engineering for AI-based systems. Those systems are becoming pervasive in society due to advances in artificial intelligence (AI). Many new research results are being published, but a comprehensive overview has been missing.

Overall, the paper summarises the field based on 248 studies published over the last decade. Interestingly, 2/3 of the studies have been published since 2018 showing the strong increase in this area. Another notable finding of the studies that the most studied properties in this research field are dependability and safety. Furthermore, most studies deal with software testing and software quality, but software maintenance has been neglected for the most part.

There is an open preprint available on arXiv.

Article in the ACM digital library

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