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Engineering of Complex Computer Systems, IEEE International Conference on (2006)
Stanford, California
Aug. 15, 2006 to Aug. 17, 2006
ISBN: 0-7695-2530-X
pp: 37-46
Magnus E. Larsson , Penn State University
Phillip A. Laplante , Penn State University
Recent evidence raised the possibility that algorithm rich software, such as in imaging processing, is more complex than other kinds (Sangwan, 2005). To further investigate this contention a set of complexity metrics were computed for two sets of open source Java software systems. The results suggest that there is little or no difference in software complexity between an imaging application, and "conventional" software, such as a simple database querying system. The tests suggest that the overall complexity of the system depends more on the software design knowledge of the engineers than the kind of system that is constructed.

P. A. Laplante and M. E. Larsson, "On the Complexity of Design in Imaging Software," 11th IEEE International Conference on Engineering of Complex Computer Systems(ICECCS), Stanford, CA, 2006, pp. 37-46.
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