RMod logo

RMod logo


The flower of the Pequi tree (image from Wikipedia)

Metrics, Techniques, and Tools for Software Remodularization


It is recognized that software systems must be continuously maintained and evolved to remain useful. However, ongoing maintenance over the years contributes to degrade the quality of a system. Thus reengineering activities, including remodularization activities, are necessary to restore or enhance the maintainability of the systems. To help in the remodularization of software systems, the project will be structured in two main research lines in which both teams have experience and participation: (i) Evaluation and Characterization of Metrics for Software Remodularization; and (ii) Tools and Techniques for Removal of Architectural Violations.


Pequi is an international cooperation project between RMod (Inria Lille Nord Europe) and ASERG (Federal University of Minas Gerais/Computer science dept.) funded by Inria (France) and FAPEMIG (Brazil). The initial project lasted from july 2011 to june 2013


Some joint publications by the members of the project (from GoogleScholar)


The project is headed by Nicolas Anquetil (Univ. Lille-1/Inria) and Marco T. Valente (UFMG).

Other members and/or participants in the project are:

  • Dr. Stephane Ducasse (Inria)
  • Dr. Roberto Bigonha (UFMG)
  • Dr. Marisa Bigonha (UFMG)
  • Dr. Usman Bhatti (Inria)
  • Dr. Simon Allier (Inria)
  • Cesar Couto, PhD student (UFMG)
  • Andre Hora, PhD student (Inria/Univ. Lille-1)
  • Cristiano Maffort, PhD studentt (UFMG)
  • Ricardo Terra, PhD student (UFMG)
  • Gustavo Jansen, MSc student (UFMG)


The project fostered strong interchanges between the two teams:

  • Nicolas Anquetil, one week, jul-2011
  • Andre Hora, one month, nov/dec-2011
  • Cesar Couto, three months, dec-2011/feb-2012
  • Marco T. Valente, one week, feb-2012
  • Ricardo Terra, one week, abr-2012
  • Nicolas Anquetil, one week, july-2012
  • Andre Hora, one month,dec-2012
  • Cristiano Maffort, one month, jan-2013
  • Marco T. Valente, one week, feb-2013
  • Marco T. Valente, one week, jul-2013
  • Gustavo Jansen, two months, sep/nov-2013

The meaning: The "Pequi" is a tree from Brazil, typical from the state of Minas Gerais. Pequi on wikipedia


Inria logo