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Empirical Software Engineering, International Symposium on (2002)
Nara, Japan
Oct. 3, 2002 to Oct. 4, 2002
ISBN: 0-7695-1796-X
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction
Keynote Address
Session 1: Experimental Methods

Replicating Software Engineering Experiments: Addressing the Tacit Knowledge Problem (Abstract)

Victor Basili , Fraunhofer Center — Maryland and University of Maryland
Forrest Shull , Fraunhofer Center — Maryland
Sandra Fabbri , UFSCar
Jeffrey Carver , University of Maryland
pp. 7

Conducting Realistic Experiments in Software Engineering (Abstract)

Erik Arisholm , Simula Research Laboratory
Marek Vokác , Simula Research Laboratory
Espen F. Koren , Simula Research Laboratory
Amela Karahasanovic , Simula Research Laboratory
Bente Anda , Simula Research Laboratory
Dag I. K. Sjøberg , Simula Research Laboratory
Tore Dybå , Simula Research Laboratory
Magne Jørgensen , Simula Research Laboratory
pp. 17
Session 2A: Software Quality

An Approach to Experimental Evaluation of Software Understandability (Abstract)

K. Shima , Nara Institute of Science and Technology
K. Matsumoto , Nara Institute of Science and Technology
Y. Takemura , Osaka University of Arts Junior College
pp. 48
Session 2B: Estimation

Estimating Mixed Software Reliability Models Based on the EM Algorithm (Abstract)

Yasuhiro Watanabe , Hiroshima University
Tadashi Dohi , Hiroshima University
Hiroyuki Okamura , Hiroshima University
pp. 69
Session 3: Process Improvement

ProMisE: A Framework for Process Models Customization to the Operative Context (Abstract)

Maria Teresa Baldassarre , University of Bari
Corrado Aaron Visaggio , University of Sannio
Giuseppe Visaggio , University of Bari
Danilo Caivano , University of Bari
pp. 103

An Industrial Experience in Process Improvement: An Early Assessment at the Australian Center for Unisys Software (Abstract)

Yogendra Pal , Unisys Australia Limited
Daniela Damian , University of Technology at Sydney
Didar Zowghi , University of Technology at Sydney
Lakshminarayanan Vaidyanathasamy , Unisys Australia Limited
pp. 111
Session 4: Inspections

How much Information is Needed for Usage-Based Reading? — A Series of Experiments (Abstract)

Per Runeson , Lund University
Claes Wohlin , Blekinge Institute of Technology
Thomas Olsson , Lund University
Carina Andersson , Lund University
Thomas Thelin , Lund University
pp. 127

A Multiple-View Analysis Model of Debugging Processes (Abstract)

Hajimu Iida , Nara Institute of Science and Technology
Ken-ichi Matsumoto , Nara Institute of Science and Technology
Shinji Uchida , Kinki University Technical College
Hideo Kudo , Nara National College of Technology
Akito Monden , Nara Institute of Science and Technology
pp. 139
Session 5: Testing

A Survey on Testing Technique Empirical Studies: How Limited is our Knowledge (Abstract)

S. Vegas , Universidad politécnica de Madrid
A. M. Moreno , Universidad politécnica de Madrid
N. Juristo , Universidad politécnica de Madrid
pp. 161

The Detection of Faulty Code Violating Implicit Coding Rules (Abstract)

Tomoko Matsumura , Nara Institute of Science and Technology
Ken-ichi Matsumoto , Nara Institute of Science and Technology
Akito Monden , Nara Institute of Science and Technology
pp. 173

Elimination of Crucial Faults by a New Selective Testing Method (Abstract)

Masayuki Hirayama , TOSHIBA Corporation and Osaka University
Jiro Okayasu , TOSHIBA Corporation
Tohru Kikuno , Osaka University
Osamu Mizuno , Osaka University
Tetsuya Yamamoto , TOSHIBA Corporation
pp. 183
Session 6: Architecture and Design

Empirical Validation of Class Diagram Metrics (Abstract)

Mario Piattini , University of Castilla-La Mancha
Marcela Genero , University of Castilla-La Mancha
Coral Calero , University of Castilla-La Mancha
pp. 195

'Bad Practice' or 'Bad Methods' — Are Software Engineering and Ethnographic Discourses Incompatible? (Abstract)

Yvonne Dittrich , Blekinge Institute of Technology
Olle Lindeberg , Blekinge Institute of Technology
Kari Rönkkö , Blekinge Institute of Technology
pp. 204
Author Index

Author Index (PDF)

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