Affiliations: [a] STLab, Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies, National Research Council, Rome, Italy | [b] University of Bologna, Italy | [c] Innopolis University, Russia | [d] Department of Computer Science, Aalborg University, Denmark | [e] Lero – The Irish Software Research Center, Ireland
Abstract: Quality, architecture, and process are considered the keystones of software engineering. ISO defines them in three separate standards. However, their interaction has been scarcely studied, so far. The SQuAP model (Software Quality, Architecture, Process) describes twenty-eight main factors that impact on software quality in banking systems, and each factor is described as a relation among some characteristics from the three ISO standards. Hence, SQuAP makes such relations emerge rigorously, although informally. In this paper, we present SQuAP-Ont, an OWL ontology designed by following a well-established methodology based on the re-use of Ontology Design Patterns (i.e. ODPs). SQuAP-Ont formalises the relations emerging from SQuAP to represent and reason via Linked Data about software engineering in a three-dimensional model consisting of quality, architecture, and process ISO characteristics.