Proceedings of the 1997 4th International Software Metrics Symposium

Proceedings of the 1997 4th International Software Metrics Symposium

Engineering Information Abstracts (Part II) Conference Title: Proceedings of the 1997 4th International Software Metrics Symposium Conference Location...

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Engineering Information Abstracts (Part II) Conference Title: Proceedings of the 1997 4th International Software Metrics Symposium Conference Location: Albuquerque, NM, USA Conference Date: 19971105-19971107 Source: International Software Metrics Symposium, Proceedings 1997. IEEE Comp Soc, Los Alamitos, CA, USA,97TB100196. p 54-62 CODEN: 85QFAO Publication Year: 1997 Abstract: Software quality classification models can make timely predictions of the class of a module, such as not fault-prone or fault-prone, to generally minimize the number of misclassifications. These models can significantly benefit from minimizing the expected cost of misclassification, rather than just the number of misclassifications. This is necessary when misclassification costs for not fault-prone modules are different from those of fault-prone modules. The principles are presented using a nonparametric discriminant analysis. 13 Refs. In English EI Order Number: EIP98024040532 Keywords: Software engineering; Quality assurance; Computer simulation; Program debugging; Computer software selection and evaluation; Real time systems Title: INTRODUCING RIGOROUS METRICS SPECIFICATION AND VERIFICATION INTO A MEASUREMENT PROGRAM Author(s): Maurice, F.; Benzekri, A.; Raynaud, Y. Corporate Source: Universite Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, Fr Conference Title: Proceedings of the 1997 4th International Software Metrics Symposium Conference Location: Albuquerque, NM, USA Conference Date: 19971105-19971107 Source: International Software Metrics Symposium, Proceedings 1997. IEEE Comp Soc, Los Alamitos, CA, USA,97TB100196. p 12-19 CODEN: 85QFAO Publication Year: 1997 Abstract: A methodology including the essential steps for any software measurement activity is described. Based on previous and original works, this methodology allows to specify, verify and validate metrics. Related to a defined goal, metrics are specified using a formal notation and then verified. Validating predictive metrics is a crucial task for any goal aiming at improving software processes or products. Potential issues and precautions that must be taken during the validation phase are presented. In order to illustrate the defined approach, an industrial application of the methodology is presented. ŽAuthor abstract . Refs. In English EI Order Number: EIP98024040528 Keywords: Software engineering; Computer software selection and evaluation; Quality assurance Title: EVALUATING THE INTERRATER AGREEMENT OF PROCESS CAPABILITY RATINGS Author(s): Fusaro, Pierfrancesco; El Emam, Khaled; Smith, Bob Corporate Source: Fraunhofer Inst for Experimental Software Engineering, Ger Conference Title: Proceedings of the 1997 4th International Software Metrics Symposium Conference Location: Albuquerque, NM, USA Conference Date: 19971105-19971107 Source: International Software Metrics Symposium, Proceedings 1997. IEEE Comp Soc, Los Alamitos, CA, USA,97TB100196. p 2-11 CODEN: 85QFAO

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Publication Year: 1997 Abstract: The reliability of process assessments has received some study in the recent past, much of it being conducted within the context of the SPICE trials. In this paper we build upon this work by evaluating the reliability of ratings on each of the practices that make up the SPICE capability dimension. The type of reliability that we evaluate is interrater agreement: the agreement amongst independent assessors’ capability ratings. Interrater agreement was found to be generally high. We also identify one particular practice that exhibits low agreement in its ratings. ŽAuthor abstract . 20 Refs. In English EI Order Number: EIP98024040527 Keywords: Software engineering; Quality assurance; Reliability; Computer software selection and evaluation Title: PROCEEDINGS OF THE 1997 4TH INTERNATIONAL SOFTWARE METRICS SYMPOSIUM Author(s): Anon ŽEd.. Conference Title: Proceedings of the 1997 4th International Software Metrics Symposium Conference Location: Albuquerque, NM, USA Conference Date: 19971105-19971107 Source: International Software Metrics Symposium, Proceedings 1997. IEEE Comp Soc, Los Alamitos, CA, USA,97TB100196. 173p CODEN: 85QFAO Publication Year: 1997 Abstract: The proceedings contains 18 papers from the Fourth International Software Metrics Symposium. Topics discussed include: interrater agreement of process capability ratings; metrics and laws of software evolution; unified framework for cohesion measurement in object oriented systems; software process assessment; gray-box testing; embedded data flow design; heuristic risk assessment technique; real time software systems; learning theory; and configuration management. In English EI Order Number: EIP98024039555 Keywords: Software engineering; Computer software selection and evaluation; Program debugging; Object oriented programming; Codes Žsymbols. ; Quality assurance; Ada Žprogramming language.; Database systems; Data structures; Flowcharting Title: EXPERIENCES INTRODUCING A MEASUREMENT PROGRAM Author(s): De Panfilis, S.; Kitchenham, B.; Morfuni, N. Corporate Source: Engineering Ingegneria Informatica S.p.A., Roma, Italy Source: Information and Software Technology v 39 n 11 1997. p 745-754 CODEN: ISOTE7 ISSN: 0950-5849 Publication Year: 1997 Abstract: Measurement is an integral part of total quality management and process improvement strategies. This paper describes our experiences using the Goal-Question-Metric ŽGQM. paradigm to help design a company-wide measurement program for Engineering Ingegneria S.p.A., an Italian software house. The introduction of the measurement program was supported by the Commission of the European Communities within the European Software and Systems Initiative ŽESSI. as a Process Improvement Experiment ŽPIE.. We found it necessary to supplement GQM into two ways. Firstly, we defined our measures rigorously in terms of enti-