Assessing Sustainability Impacts of Systems: SuSAF and the SDGs

Ian Brooks, Norbert Seyff, Stefanie Betz, Dominic Lammert, Jari Porras, Leticia Duboc, Ruzanna Chitchyan, Colin C. Venters, Birgit Penzenstadler

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The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) identify key topics where action is required to transform our world towards sustainability. We call for the extensive integration of the SDGs into Software Engineering to support this transformation. This will require the creation of methods and tools for the analysis of software system impacts on the SDGs. To show how this integration might be achieved, we report on a mapping to the SDGs from an existing software sustainability assessment tool, the Sustainability Assessment Framework (SusAF). We find that there is a good mapping between SusAF and the SDGs but that mapping to some specific SDG targets may be dependant on the expertise of the analysts. Mapping of case study systems will be needed for empirical validation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEvaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering - 17th International Conference, ENASE 2022, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsHermann Kaindl, Mike Mannion, Leszek A. Maciaszek
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9783031365966
Publication statusPublished - 2023
Event17th International Conference on Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering, ENASE 2022 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 25 Apr 202226 Apr 2022

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Volume1829 CCIS
ISSN (Print)1865-0929
ISSN (Electronic)1865-0937


Conference17th International Conference on Evaluation of Novel Approaches to Software Engineering, ENASE 2022
CityVirtual, Online


  • Requirements Engineering Software Engineering
  • SusAF
  • Sustainability
  • Sustainable Development Goals


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