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An Empirical Study of Power Aware Load Balancing in Local Cloud Architectures
Found in: Information Technology: New Generations, Third International Conference on
By Jeffrey Galloway,Karl Smith,Jeffrey Carver
Issue Date:April 2012
pp. 232-236
In this paper, resource load balancing is empirically investigated from the perspective of power consumption and resource availability. An experiment was conducted to investigate the impact of introducing a power aware load balancing algorithm on availabil...
Self-Perceptions about Software Engineering: A Survey of Scientists and Engineers
Found in: Computing in Science & Engineering
By Jeffrey Carver,Dustin Heaton,Lorin Hochstein,Roscoe Bartlett
Issue Date:January 2013
pp. 7-11
Scientists and engineers devote considerable effort to developing large, complex codes to solve important problems. However, while they often develop useful code, many scientists and engineers are frequently unaware of how various software engineering prac...
Modifiability measurement from a task complexity perspective: A feasibility study
Found in: Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement, International Symposium on
By Lulu He, Jeffrey Carver
Issue Date:October 2009
pp. 430-434
Despite the critical role of software modifiability, it has no universally accepted measurement model. Measuring modifiability in terms of maintenance effort is problematic because it confounds modifiability with the ability of individual maintainers. In t...
The effect of the number of inspectors on the defect estimates produced by capture-recapture models
Found in: Software Engineering, International Conference on
By Gursimran Walia, Jeffrey Carver, Nachiappan Nagappan
Issue Date:May 2008
pp. 331-340
Inspections can be made more cost-effective by using capture-recapture methods to estimate post-inspection defects. Previous capture-recapture studies of inspections used relatively small data sets compared with those used in biology and wildlife research ...
A Framework for Software Engineering Experimental Replications
Found in: Engineering of Complex Computer Systems, IEEE International Conference on
By Manoel G. Mendonça, José C. Maldonado, Maria C.F. de Oliveira, Jeffrey Carver, Sandra C.P.F. Fabbri, Forrest Shull, Guilherme H. Travassos, Erika Nina Höhn, Victor R. Basili
Issue Date:April 2008
pp. 203-212
Experimental replications are very important to the advancement of empirical software engineering. Replications are one of the key mechanisms to confirm previous experimental findings. They are also used to transfer experimental knowledge, to train people,...
Viope as a Tool for Teaching Introductory Programming: An Empirical Investigation
Found in: Software Engineering Education and Training, Conference on
By Jeffrey Carver, Lisa Hende
Issue Date:April 2006
pp. 9-16
In this paper we describe the use of a tool from Viope for teaching introductory programming. We have noticed in our previous courses that the students often have trouble connecting the small classroom exercises with the larger laboratory projects. This to...
Position Paper: The Importance of Experience with Industry in Software Engineering Education
Found in: Conference on Software Engineering Education and Training Workshops
By Rayford B. Jr. Vaughn, Jeffrey Carver
Issue Date:April 2006
pp. 19
This paper describes experiences and lessons learned at an ABET accredited software engineering program with respect to students at the undergraduate and graduate levels studying and/or researching the application of software engineering techniques. Exampl...
Issues in Using Students in Empirical Studies in Software Engineering Education
Found in: Software Metrics, IEEE International Symposium on
By Jeffrey Carver, Letizia Jaccheri, Sandro Morasca, Forrest Shull
Issue Date:September 2003
pp. 239
<p>Several empirical studies have been carried out with college students as subjects in the last few years. Researchers often use these studies to pilot experiments before they are carried out in industrial environments. Reports on these studies usua...
Replicating Software Engineering Experiments: Addressing the Tacit Knowledge Problem
Found in: Empirical Software Engineering, International Symposium on
By Forrest Shull, Victor Basili, Jeffrey Carver, José C. Maldonado, Guilherme Horta Travassos, Manoel Mendonça, Sandra Fabbri
Issue Date:October 2002
pp. 7
<p>Recently the awareness of the importance of replicating studies has been growing in the empirical software engineering community. The results of any one study cannot simply be extrapolated to all environments because there are many uncontrollable ...
On the need for human-based empirical validation of techniques and tools for code clone analysis
Found in: Proceeding of the 5th international workshop on Software clones (IWSC '11)
By Debarshi Chatterji, Jeffrey Carver, Nicholas A. Kraft
Issue Date:May 2011
pp. 61-62
Code clone analysis techniques and tools are popular topics among the software engineering research community. Many studies draw conclusions solely based on an analytical analysis. These claims focus primarily on tool performance in terms of portability, s...
Requirement error abstraction and classification: an empirical study
Found in: Proceedings of the 2006 ACM/IEEE international symposium on International symposium on empirical software engineering (ISESE '06)
By Gursimran S. Walia, Jeffrey Carver, Thomas Philip
Issue Date:September 2006
pp. 336-345
Software quality and reliability is a primary concern for successful development organizations. Monitoring and controlling quality by helping developers detect as many faults as possible is a subjective and intricate approach. Due to the inherent difficult...
An empirical evaluation of a testing and debugging methodology for Excel
Found in: Proceedings of the 2006 ACM/IEEE international symposium on International symposium on empirical software engineering (ISESE '06)
By Gregg Rothermel, Jeffrey Carver, Marc Fisher
Issue Date:September 2006
pp. 278-287
Spreadsheets are one of the most commonly used types of programs in the world, and it is important that they be sufficiently dependable. To help end users who create spreadsheets do so more reliably, we have created a testing and debugging methodology and ...
PBR vs. checklist: a replication in the n-fold inspection context
Found in: Proceedings of the 2006 ACM/IEEE international symposium on International symposium on empirical software engineering (ISESE '06)
By Jeffrey Carver, Lulu He
Issue Date:September 2006
pp. 95-104
Inspection is considered a powerful method to check software documents for defects. Many published work shows that inspections in requirements specification phase are particularly effective and efficient. Perspective-Based Reading (PBR) is one of the syste...
An empirical methodology for introducing software processes
Found in: Proceedings of the 8th European software engineering conference held jointly with 9th ACM SIGSOFT international symposium on Foundations of software engineering (ESEC/FSE-9)
By Forrest Shull, Guilherme H. Travassos, Jeffrey Carver
Issue Date:September 2001
pp. 163-166
There is a growing interest in empirical study in software engineering, both for validating mature technologies and for guiding improvements of less-mature technologies. This paper introduces an empirical methodology, based on experiences garnered over mor...