Collaborative exchange of systematic literature review results: The case of empirical software engineering

Fajar J. Ekaputra, Marta Sabou, Estefanía Serral, Stefan Biffl

Publication: Chapter in book/Conference proceedingContribution to conference proceedings


Complementary to managing bibliographic information as done by digital libraries, the management of concrete research objects (e.g., experimental workflows, design patterns) is a pre-requisite to foster collaboration and re-use of research results. In this paper we describe the case of the Empirical Software Engineering domain, where researchers use systematic literature reviews (SLRs) to conduct and report on literature studies. Given their structured nature, the outputs of such SLR processes are a special and complex type of research object. Since performing SLRs is a time consuming process, it is highly desirable to enable sharing and reuse of the complex knowledge structures produced through SLRs. This would enable, for example, conducting new studies that build on the findings of previous studies. To support collaborative features necessary for multiple research groups to share and re-use each other's work, we hereby propose a solution approach that is inspired by software engineering best-practices and is implemented using Semantic Web technologies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWWW '15 Companion
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 24th International Conference on World Wide Web
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781450334730, 1450334695
Publication statusPublished - 18 May 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event24th International Conference on World Wide Web, WWW 2015 - Florence, Italy
Duration: 18 May 201522 May 2015


Conference24th International Conference on World Wide Web, WWW 2015


  • Collaboration
  • EMSE
  • Research Publication
  • SLR

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