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Table 5 Research areas within software engineering in which the selected researchers perform their work

From: Software engineering research in Brazil from the perspective of young researchers: a panorama of the last decade

Software engineering research area Acronym Count Indication
Software testing ST 10 42
Aspect-oriented development AOD 9 58
Empirical software engineering ESE 7 35
Programming languages PL 5 43
Software quality SQ 5 22
Software product lines SPL 4 44
Software maintenance SM 4 27
Software design SD 4 26
Search-based software engineering SBSE 4 19
Source code analysis SCA 4 15
Agile development methodology ADM 3 15
Model-driven development MDD 3 14
Fault tolerance FT 2 25
Human-computer interfaces HCI 2 7
Software process SP 2 7
Software metrics SME 2 4