2011 37th EUROMICRO Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications (2011)
Aug. 30, 2011 to Sept. 2, 2011
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/SEAA.2011.70
Some empirical studies have been carried out so far to identify a function able to convert IFPUG functional size units into the COSMIC ones. The present paper reports on a replication of those studies using a dataset of 25 Web applications. As for the estimation technique, linear regression analysis was employed, while k-fold cross validation was exploited to validate the estimation models. The results show that there is a significant correlation between the size expressed in terms of COSMIC and IFPUG, but differently from previous studies the conversion factor is not so close to 1.
estimation theory, Internet, regression analysis
F. Ferrucci, C. Gravino and F. Sarro, "A Case Study on the Conversion of Function Points into COSMIC," 2011 37th EUROMICRO Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications(SEAA), Oulu, Finland, 2011, pp. 461-464.