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Software Metrics, IEEE International Symposium on (2004)
Chicago, Illinois
Sept. 11, 2004 to Sept. 17, 2004
ISSN: 1530-1435
ISBN: 0-7695-2129-0
TABLE OF CONTENTS

Keynote (PDF)

pp. xii
Session 1a: Studies of Maintenance and Evolution

The Evolution of Source Folder Structure in actively evolved Open Source Systems (Abstract)

Andrea Capiluppi , Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Juan F. Ramil , The Open University, UK
Maurizio Morisio , Politecnico di Torino, Italy
pp. 2-13

Effects of Refactoring Legacy Protocol Implementations: A Case Study (Abstract)

Frank R??ler , Avaya Labs, Software Technology Research
Birgit Geppert , Avaya Labs, Software Technology Research
pp. 14-25

Probabilistic Evaluation of Object-Oriented Systems (Abstract)

Ignatios Deligiannis , Technological Education Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece
Nikolaos Tsantalis , University of Macedonia, Greece
Alexander Chatzigeorgiou , University of Macedonia, Greece
George Stephanides , University of Macedonia, Greece
pp. 26-33
Session 1b: Theory and Measurement

Measuring XML Document Similarity: A Case Study for Evaluating Information Extraction Systems (Abstract)

Gerardo Canfora , University of Sannio, Italy
Rita Scognamiglio , University of Sannio, Italy
Luigi Cerulo , University of Sannio, Italy
pp. 36-45

Metrics Are Fitness Functions Too (Abstract)

Mark Harman , Brunel University, UK
John Clark , The University of York, UK
pp. 58-69
Session 2a: Component-Based Software Engineering

An Empirical Study of Variations in COTS-based Software Development Processes in Norwegian IT Industry (Abstract)

Reidar Conradi , Norwegian Univ. of Science and Technology, Norway; Simula Research Laboratory, Norway
Finn Olav Bj?rnson , Norwegian Univ. of Science and Technology, Norway
Vigdis By Kampenes , Simula Research Laboratory, Norway
Jingyue Li , Norwegian Univ. of Science and Technology, Norway
pp. 72-83

COTS Acquisition Process: Incorporating Business Factors in COTS Vendor Evaluation Taxonomy (Abstract)

James Miller , University of Alberta, Canada
Hean Chin Yeoh , University of Alberta, Canada
pp. 84-95

Open Source Software Development: A Case Study of FreeBSD (Abstract)

Trung Dinh-Trong , Colorado State University, Fort Collins
James M. Bieman , Colorado State University, Fort Collins
pp. 96-105
Session 2b: Data Analysis Methods

An Evaluation of k-Nearest Neighbour Imputation Using Likert Data (Abstract)

Claes Wohlin , Blekinge Institute of Technology, Ronneby, Sweden
Per J?nsson , Blekinge Institute of Technology, Ronneby, Sweden
pp. 108-118

The Necessity of Assuring Quality in Software Measurement Data (Abstract)

Taghi M. Khoshgoftaar , Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton
Naeem Seliya , Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton
pp. 119-130

Measurement and Analysis: What Can and Does Go Wrong? (Abstract)

Maureen Brown , University of North Carolina
Dennis Goldenson , Software Engineering Institute
pp. 131-138
Session 4a: Advances in Empirical Software Engineering

Improving Software Size Estimates by Using Probabilistic Pairwise Comparison Matrices (Abstract)

Jairus Hihn , California Institute of Technology
Karen T. Lum , California Institute of Technology
pp. 140-150

An Empirical Study about the Feelgood Factor in Pair Programming (Abstract)

Frank Padberg , Universit?t Karlsruhe, Germany
Matthias M. M? , Universit?t Karlsruhe, Germany
pp. 151-158
Session 4b: Project Management

Identifying the Causes of Poor Progress in Software Projects (Abstract)

Austen Rainer , University of Hertfordshire, England
Tracy Hall , University of Hertfordshire, England
pp. 184-195

Visualizing and Formalizing Risk Information: An Experiment (Abstract)

Esa Rosendahl , Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Finland
Jani-Pekka Jokinen , Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
Jyrki Kontio , Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
pp. 196-206
Session 5a: Software Industry Surveys

A Survey on Software Estimation in the Norwegian Industry (Abstract)

Sinan S. Tanilkan , Department of Informatics, Oslo, Norway
Kjetil Mol?kken-?stvold , Simula Research Laboratory, Lysaker, Norway; Department of Informatics, Oslo, Norway
Magne J?rgensen , Simula Research Laboratory, Lysaker, Norway
pp. 208-219

Challenges of Software Product Companies: Results of a National Survey in Finland (Abstract)

Jyrki Kontio , Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
Juhana Hietala , Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
Jarkko Pyysi?inen , Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
Jani-Pekka Jokinen , Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
pp. 232-243
Session 5b: Empirical Studies of Inspections

A Replicated Experiment of Usage-Based and Checklist-Based Reading (Abstract)

Nina Dzamashvili-Fogelstr? , Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
Thomas Thelin , Lund University, Sweden
Per Runeson , Lund University, Sweden
Carina Andersson , Lund University, Sweden
pp. 246-256

A Controlled Experiment for Evaluating a Metric-Based Reading Technique for Requirements Inspection (Abstract)

B. Bern?rdez , University of Seville, Spain
M. Toro , University of Seville, Spain
A. Dur? , University of Seville, Spain
M. Genero , University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
pp. 257-268

Assessing the Impact of Active Guidance for Defect Detection: A Replicated Experiment (Abstract)

Teresa Mallardo , University of Bari, Italy
Marcus Ciolkowski , University of Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, Germany
Fabio Calefato , University of Bari, Italy
Filippo Lanubile , University of Bari, Italy
Christian Denger , Fraunhofer IESE, Kaiserslautern, Germany
pp. 269-279
Session 6a: Software Size Measurement

Applying Function Point to Unified Modeling Language: Conversion Model and Pilot Study (Abstract)

Davide Pace , University of Rome "Tor Vergata", DISP, Italy
Giuseppe Calavaro , IBM - Rational Software, Italy
Giovanni Cantone , University of Rome "Tor Vergata", DISP, Italy
pp. 280-291

Estimating Effort by Use Case Points: Method, Tool and Case Study (Abstract)

Katsuro Inoue , Osaka University, Japan
Shigeo Hanabusa , Hitachi Systems & Services, Ltd., Japan
Shinji Kusumoto , Osaka University, Japan
Fumikazu Matukawa , Osaka University, Japan
Yuusuke Maegawa , Hitachi Systems & Services, Ltd., Japan
pp. 292-299

Adapting Function Point Analysis to Estimate Data Mart Size (Abstract)

Rildo Ribeiro dos Santos , Catholic University of Bras?lia, Brazil
K?thia Mar?al de Oliveira , Catholic University of Bras?lia, Brazil
Ang?lica Toffano Calazans , Caixa Econ?mica Federal, Brazil
pp. 300-311
Session 8a: Assessment

Assessment of Software Measurement: An Information Quality Study (Abstract)

Ayb? Aurum , University of New South Wales, Australia
Michael Berry , National ICT Australia; University of New South Wales, Australia
Ross Jeffery , National ICT Australia; University of New South Wales, Australia
pp. 314-325

Assessing Quantitatively a Programming Course (Abstract)

Marco Torchiano , Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Maurizio Morisio , Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Giovanni Argentieri , Politecnico di Torino, Italy
pp. 326-336

Assessing Usability through Perceptions of Information Scent (Abstract)

Trevor Barker , University of Hertfordshire, UK
Guy Saward , University of Hertfordshire, UK
Tracy Hall , University of Hertfordshire, UK
pp. 337-346
Session 8b: Industry Experience Papers
Session 9a: Effort Prediction for Web Development

Further Comparison of Cross-Company and Within-Company Effort Estimation Models for Web Applications (Abstract)

Emilia Mendes , The University of Auckland, New Zealand
Barbara Kitchenham , Keele University, UK; National ICT Australia
pp. 348-357

Evaluating a Functional Size Measurement Method for Web Applications: An Empirical Analysis (Abstract)

Geert Poels , Ghent University, Belgium
Silvia Abrah? , Valencia University of Technology, Spain
Oscar Pastor , Valencia University of Technology, Spain
pp. 358-369

Resource Estimation for Web Applications (Abstract)

Gail Miles , Lenoir-Rhyne College, North Carolina, USA
Paul Umbers , Internistic Ltd, Birmingham, UK
pp. 370-381
Session 9b: Defect Analysis

Error Propagation In Software Architectures (Abstract)

M. Shereshevsky , West Virginia University, Morgantown WV
A. Mili , New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark NJ
H. H. Ammar , West Virginia University, Morgantown WV
W. Abdelmoez , West Virginia University, Morgantown WV
Bo Yu , New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark NJ
N. Gradetsky , West Virginia University, Morgantown WV
R. Gunnalan , West Virginia University, Morgantown WV
D. M. Nassar , West Virginia University, Morgantown WV
pp. 384-393

Software Failure Rate and Reliability Incorporating Repair Policies (Abstract)

Swapna S. Gokhale , University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
pp. 394-404

A Prototype Empirical Evaluation of Test Driven Development (Abstract)

M. Smith , University of Calgary
J. Miller , University of Alberta
A. Geras , University of Calgary
pp. 405-416

Author Index (PDF)

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