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Software Maintenance, 2008. ICSM 2008. IEEE International Conference on

Date Sept. 28 2008-Oct. 4 2008

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  • Offering software maintenance as an offshore service

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    This keynote is directed to the software service organizations in the emerging countries of Asia and South America as well as to outsourcing companies in Eastern Europe. It summarizes the sad state of many western user organizations caught in the legacy software trap and how eastern software shops can help them. The talk focuses on the processes, techniques and tools required to run a remote softw... View full abstract»

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  • Refinement and test case generation in Unifying Theory of Programming

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    This talk presents a theory of testing that integrates into Hoare and Hepsilas Unifying Theory of Programming (UTP). We give test cases a denotational semantics by viewing them as specification predicates. This reformulation of test cases allows for relating test cases via refinement to specifications and programs. Having such a refinement order that integrates test cases, we develop a testing the... View full abstract»

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  • On evaluating the efficiency of software feature development using algebraic manifolds

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    Managers are often unable to explain objectively why or when effort was misplaced during the development process. In this paper, we present a formal technique to depict the expended effort during the life-cycle of a software feature using feature development manifolds (FDMs). Using the FDMs we can compute the preferred development path for a given feature. This development path includes the versio... View full abstract»

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  • A constraint-driven human resource scheduling method in software development and maintenance process

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    Software processes are highly people-dependent and knowledge transfer-centric compared to traditional manufacturing processes. Different people are responsible for different types of knowledge transformation according to the skill set and expertise they master. This adds a great deal of complicated factors in resolving the scheduling problem in software development and maintenance process planning... View full abstract»

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  • Using structural and semantic metrics to improve class cohesion

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    Several refactoring methods have been proposed in the literature to improve the cohesion of classes. Very often, refactoring operations are guided by cohesion metrics based on the structural information of the source code, such as attribute references in methods. In this paper we present a novel approach to guide the extract class refactoring (M. Fowler, 1999), taking into account structural and s... View full abstract»

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  • Investigating the effects of framework design knowledge in example-based framework learning

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    Studying example applications is a common approach to learning software frameworks. However, to be truly effective in adapting example solutions with high confidence and accuracy, a developer needs to learn enough about the framework designs. The empirical study described in this paper investigates the effectiveness of a new approach to framework learning, where example-based learning is augmented... View full abstract»

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  • Impact of programming and application-specific knowledge on maintenance effort:A hazard rate model

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    We empirically test the relative impact of general programming knowledge and application-specific knowledge on maintenance productivity. One hundred undergraduates participated in a quasi-experiment that required them to perform two maintenance tasks in sequence on an inventory control application. Each maintenance task involved a modification to the original application and the hours needed to co... View full abstract»

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