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2013 20th Working Conference on Reverse Engineering (WCRE) (2000)
Brisbane, Australia
Nov. 23, 2000 to Nov. 25, 2000
ISSN: 1095-1350
ISBN: 0-7695-0881-2
pp: 248
B. Stacey , Nortel
K. Ponnambalam , University of Waterloo
K. Kontogiannis , University of Waterloo
S. Muthanna , University of Waterloo
Software maintenance is a time consuming and expensive phase of a software product's life cycle. This paper investigates the use of software design metrics to statistically estimate the maintainability of large software systems, and to identify error prone modules. A methodology for assessing, evaluating and, selecting software metrics for predicting software maintainability is presented. In addition, a linear prediction model based on a minimal set of design level software metrics is proposed. The model is evaluated by applying it to industrial software systems.
Software maintenance, software metrics, software quality
B. Stacey, K. Ponnambalam, K. Kontogiannis, S. Muthanna, "A Maintainability Model for Industrial Software Systems Using Design Level Metrics", 2013 20th Working Conference on Reverse Engineering (WCRE), vol. 00, no. , pp. 248, 2000, doi:10.1109/WCRE.2000.891476
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