Environmental sustainability in software process improvement: A systematic mapping study

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Sustainability is a main concern in our current society. One of the aspects that play an important role in supporting sustainable development is Information Technology (IT). Both software behavior and the way it is developed impact the amount of energy consumption. Thus, this paper aims to present the most recent approaches to address sustainability from a software process improvement perspective. A systematic mapping study was conducted to identify the latest efforts made in the IT field to improve sustainability. As a result, seven primary papers with initial ideas about how sustainability can be integrated into software processes were found. The lack of both proposals and empirical data suggests that further research on the topic is needed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTrends and Applications in Software Engineering - Proceedings of CIMPS 2016
EditorsAlvaro Rocha, Adriana Pena, Jezreel Mejia, Tomas San Feliu, Mirna Munoz
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783319485225
StatePublished - 2017
EventInternational Conference on Software Process Improvement, CIMPS 2016 - Aguascalientes, Mexico
Duration: 12 Oct 201614 Oct 2016

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
ISSN (Print)2194-5357


ConferenceInternational Conference on Software Process Improvement, CIMPS 2016

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  • Environmental sustainability
  • Green software
  • Software process improvement


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