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Economics of Software and Computation, 2007. ESC '07. First International Workshop on the

Date 20-26 May 2007

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  • First International Workshop on the Economics of Software and Computation - Cover

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): c1
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  • First International Workshop on the Economics of Software and Computation - TOC

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): v
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  • An Economic Model for Software Architecture Decisions

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): 1
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    Software architecture is touted as essential for system development, but its benefits are almost never quantified. Further, architects are faced with decisions about architecture (such as deciding when an architecture has outlived its usefulness) that should be answered on an economic basis. This paper presents an simple economic modeling language that has been useful in the realm of software prod... View full abstract»

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  • Using Economics as Basis for Modelling and Evaluating Software Quality

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): 2
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    The economics and cost of software quality have been discussed in software engineering for decades now. There is clearly a relationship and a need to manage cost and quality in combination. Moreover, economics should be the basis of any quality analysis. However, this implies several issues that have not been addressed to an extent so that managing the economics of software quality is common pract... View full abstract»

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  • Economics-Driven Software Mining

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): 3
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    Economics-driven software mining (EDSM) sifts through the repository data to extract information that could be useful for reasoning about not only the technical aspects but also the economics properties related to the development and/or evolution of software systems, and in relation to the environments in which they are procured, developed, evolved and used. The objective is to provide the analyst... View full abstract»

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  • Balanced Decision Making in Software Engineering--General Thoughts and a Concrete Example from Industry

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): 4
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    Software Engineering is often treated as a mere technical challenge. However, especially in industry projects we primarily have to ask what value a software engineering activity generates. To create as much value as possible during a software project, we have to be able to make economically balanced decisions. This paper presents some general thoughts about balanced decision making in software eng... View full abstract»

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  • Quality-Attribute Based Economic Valuation of Architectural Patterns

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): 5
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    Architectural patterns generate value depending on the utility of the quality attributes that can be achieved from the application of those patterns. However, methods to rigorously evaluate the value-added of patterns do not exist. In this position paper, we make the case that architectural patterns carry economic value in the form of real options, providing designers with the right, but not the o... View full abstract»

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  • A Simple Estimate of the Cost of Software Project Failures and the Breakeven Effectiveness of Project Risk Management

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): 6
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    Based on easily obtained data, a rough (but simple) estimate of the cost to an enterprise of software project failures can be formed. Using similar analysis, it is possible to estimate the effectiveness that a software quality improvement project will need to have upon the project failure rate in order to break even economically. This provides an informal calculation that can be used to cost-justi... View full abstract»

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  • Toward a Calculus of Confidence

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): 7
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    Programmers, and end-user programmers in particular, often have difficulty evaluating software, data, and communication components for reuse in new software systems, which effectively reduces the value programmers derive from those components. End-user programmers are especially ill equipped to exercise the customary high-ceremony means of evaluating software quality. We seek effective ways to use... View full abstract»

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  • Valuating Software Service Development: Integrating COCOMO II and Real Options Theory

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): 8
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    Our work examines the problem of estimating the potential business value of evolving service-oriented applications, based on the value of the new services this evolution is anticipated to enable and the estimated cost of the development effort. We have adopted COCOMO II as the software-development cost model, as it is designed to account for evolutionary software development. However, it is clear ... View full abstract»

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  • Computation Cost in Grid Computing Environments

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): 9
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    Computational grid is an upcoming environment based on open standards and visualization of individual resources created with a goal of supporting collaboration and resource sharing. As the technology advances and user base grows; grid computing will advance beyond research institutions and find its place in the commercial sector, in need of supporting the service-oriented goals imposed by such com... View full abstract»

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