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Embedded Software: Facts, Figures, and Future
April 2009 (vol. 42 no. 4)
pp. 42-52
Capers Jones, Software Productivity Research
Due to the complex system context of embedded-software applications, defects can cause life-threatening situations, delays can create huge costs, and insufficient productivity can impact entire economies. Providing better estimates, setting objectives, and identifying critical hot spots in embedded-software engineering requires adequate benchmarking data.

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Index Terms:
Embedded software, Software measurement, Software process, Function points, Estimation, Quality control, CMMI
Christof Ebert, Capers Jones, "Embedded Software: Facts, Figures, and Future," Computer, vol. 42, no. 4, pp. 42-52, April 2009, doi:10.1109/MC.2009.118
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