Clara Silveira – Polytechnic Institute of Guarda, Guarda, Portugal

Leonilde Reis – Polytechnic Institute of Guarda, Guarda, Portugal



Keywords:                           Artefact;
Sustainability dimensions;
Sustainable development
Software process;


Abstract: In the current global context, with so many challenges to be faced, it is important to see people’s increased interest in sustainability is­sues as an opportunity for change. Sustainable Software Engineering, as a recent research area, incorporates sustainability principles and dimensions in the software development process. On the other hand, the Design Science Research methodology has become a well-received research paradigm in Information Systems in general and in Software Engineering in particu­lar. The paper presents a Sustainable Software Engineering approach inte­grated into the Design Science Research methodology. The concepts of sus­tainability in software development, namely the principles of the Karlskro­na Manifesto, the principles of Green Software Engineering and the Sustain­able Development Goals are integrated into the approach. Preliminary re­sults from applying the approach indicate that the iterative process of the Design Science Research methodology allows for the integration of multi­disciplinary sustainability artefacts during the software process.

8th International Scientific ERAZ Conference – ERAZ 2022 – Conference Proceedings: KNOWLEDGE BASED SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, Online-Virtual (Prague, Czech Republic), May 26, 2022

ERAZ Conference Proceedings published by: Association of Economists and Managers of the Balkans – Belgrade, Serbia

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Silveira, C., & Reis, L. (2022). Sustainability in Software Engineering: A Design Science Research Approach. In V. Bevanda (Ed.), ERAZ Conference – Knowlegde Based Sustainable Development: Vol 8. Conference Proceedings (pp. 317-323). Association of Economists and Managers of the Balkans.


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