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IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications

Issue 2 • Feb 1990

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  • Predicting software development errors using software complexity metrics

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):253 - 261
    Cited by:  Papers (126)  |  Patents (2)
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    Predictive models that incorporate a functional relationship of program error measures with software complexity metrics and metrics based on factor analysis of empirical data are developed. Specific techniques for assessing regression models are presented for analyzing these models. Within the framework of regression analysis, the authors examine two separate means of exploring the connection betw... View full abstract»

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  • Interactive specification environment for communication service software

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):181 - 188
    Cited by:  Papers (3)  |  Patents (3)
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    An automation environment which produces high-quality high-productivity communication service software (CSS) is described. It is a computer-aided interactive specification environment (ISE) for CSS. ISE consists of a CSS specification description system and a prototyping system of a communication node. The specification description system uses a CSS specification description language (newly develo... View full abstract»

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  • A modeling approach to software cost estimation

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):309 - 314
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (2)
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    The author describes a novel software estimation modeling process as well as the important productivity factors and the productivity measurement metrics used in the 5ESS project, one of the largest telecommunication projects at AT&T Bell Laboratories. The 5ESS switch is a modern digital electronic switching system with a distributed hardware and software architecture. The model estimation appr... View full abstract»

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  • Applications of defect prevention in software development

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):164 - 168
    Cited by:  Papers (8)
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    A description is given of the defect prevention process. It consists of causal analysis meetings to identify the root causes of errors and suggest preventive actions, an action team that implements the preventive actions, stage kickoff meetings to provide feedback to developers at each stage of the development cycle, and data collection and tracking of associated data. Typical preventive actions i... View full abstract»

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  • Software reliability measurement

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):247 - 252
    Cited by:  Papers (9)
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    The measurement and analysis aspects of software reliability are described with the aim of providing software engineers and managers a sense of where and how software reliability measurements can be applied to their projects. Some background for understanding software reliability measurement is provided, and activities associated with measuring and analyzing software reliability are discussed in t... View full abstract»

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  • Statistical quality control applied to code inspections

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):196 - 200
    Cited by:  Papers (10)
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    Code inspections have been used on the 5ESS switch project since 1983. Beginning with a training program for all the developers involved in the project, code inspections have improved with each new 5ESS switch generic. Variations on a standard SQC (statistical quality control) technique, the control chart, have been used to track the metrics indicative of the effectiveness of code inspections. Par... View full abstract»

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  • Post-mortems-methodology and experiences

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):176 - 180
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    A methodology for preparing and conducting post-mortems for software development projects is presented. Based on the continuous process improvement concept, post-mortems are systematic reviews of a product's quality and the quality of the associated processes that produce it. The intent is to learn both what worked well and what could be improved. Three types of postmortem have evolved, each focus... View full abstract»

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  • Software surveillance-a buyer quality assurance program

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):301 - 308
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    In 1984, Bellcore Software Quality Assurance Engineering (SQAE) was established to assist clients in assuring the quality of software they purchase. The authors present Bellcore SQAE's software quality assurance approach and discuss the objectives and accomplishments of the software surveillance program. They outline a program which focuses on developing a cooperative relationship between the buye... View full abstract»

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  • Making software engineering happen in a telecommunications R&D organization

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):283 - 290
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    The implementation of a product development process in a new R&D telecommunications organization that supports software quality and productivity is described. The significance of an unconventional perspective and actions based on this perspective are discussed. The focus is on concerns, issues, and strategies for establishing a sound framework for integrated hardware/software systems of high q... View full abstract»

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  • Studies on measuring software

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):234 - 246
    Cited by:  Papers (10)
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    A quality control workshop prototype based on a quantitative approach which is operational from the validation phase was developed. Several telecommunications software systems were analyzed, particularly those areas pertaining to complexity and reliability. The workshop, the methods use to collect, handle, and analyze data, and the tools employed are described. The results allow evaluation of tool... View full abstract»

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  • Software fault content and reliability estimations for telecommunication systems

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):262 - 272
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
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    The problem of software fault content and reliability estimations is considered. Estimations that can be used to improve the control of a software projects are emphasized. A model of how to estimate the number of software faults is presented, which takes into account both the development process and the developed software product. A model of how to predict, before the testing has started, the occu... View full abstract»

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  • Supporting service development for intelligent networks

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):189 - 195
    Cited by:  Papers (3)  |  Patents (1)
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    The author examines the development support required to assure the quality of intelligent network service specifications. He then assesses the current state of enabling technologies, which include the technologies for formal specification, software reuse, rapid prototyping, performance evaluation, behavioral property verification, and feature interaction analysis and arbitration. It is concluded t... View full abstract»

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  • Software costs of quality

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):315 - 318
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    The costs of quality for software, a methodology for the collection of costs, and how the costs of quality can be used to point the way toward quality improvement and significant cost reductions are discussed. Root cause analysis and corrective action using software costs of quality are described. It is concluded that establishing a software cost of quality system is an easy, cost-effective method... View full abstract»

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  • Some graphical aids for deciding when to stop testing software

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):169 - 175
    Cited by:  Papers (39)
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    It is noted that the developers of large software systems must decide how much software should be tested before releasing it. An explicit tradeoff between the costs of testing and releasing is considered. The former may include the opportunity cost of continued testing, and the latter may include the cost of customer dissatisfaction and of fixing faults found in the field. Exact stopping rules wer... View full abstract»

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  • High-quality software development system-AYUMI

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):201 - 209
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    AYUMI, a mechanism that improves software quality and productivity and by which the development process is refined, is described. A series of methods which span activities from data evaluation to the feedback of findings has been developed. This methodology has approximately 100 evaluation items, including both quantitative and qualitative types. These items are categorized into about 40 groups an... View full abstract»

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  • Structural way of thinking as applied to quality assurance management

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):291 - 300
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    Some major structures for improving the quality of software are described. It is noted that defects in software are the result of imperfections in the development process and that high quality is achieved through aiming for a better process. Structures are introduced in the product structure, the product architecture, and the work processes. As people constitute an essential part of the process, t... View full abstract»

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  • Data stability in an application of a software reliability model

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):273 - 275
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    The Goel-Okumoto (1979) model of reliability growth is applied to the failure data for a large software development project. This is done by fitting the model parameters to the error counts and test times, which are periodically tabulated. In the early phases of system testing, the problem of inaccurate estimation due to insufficient reliability growth occurs. A simple test is devised to measure t... View full abstract»

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  • Measurement of software service quality for large telecommunications systems

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):210 - 218
    Cited by:  Papers (10)
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    Attention is given to software service quality measurement in the telecommunications switching environment. Environment dynamics and the composition of customer satisfaction are explained. Measurements are made at gaps in the software delivery process, and management is responsible for the success of the measurement process. It is concluded that software service quality measurement can be a strate... View full abstract»

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  • Optimal design for software reliability and development cost

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):276 - 282
    Cited by:  Papers (12)
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    A process for reliability-related quality programming is developed to fill existing gaps in software design and development so that a quality programming plan can be achieved. The tradeoffs among system reliability improvement, resource consumption, and other relevant constraints through the management phase are investigated. A software reliability-to-cost relation is developed both from a softwar... View full abstract»

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  • A view of reliability and quality measurements for telecommunications systems

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):219 - 223
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    The authors present a customer (telephone company) oriented view of R&Q (reliability and quality) measurements for telecommunications systems based on Bellcore's experience and work in this area. On behalf of its clients, Bellcore has published its preliminary view of generic requirements for supplier quantification of several aspects of system reliability and quality measurement. These generi... View full abstract»

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  • A framework for software quality measurement

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):224 - 233
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    The authors propose a quality model as a framework which should facilitate the evolution of theoretically based systems of measurement for the processes and products of the software development lifecycle. They start by defining measurement and quality measurement, and they present a model for software quality measurement. This model is used to explore several fundamental concepts and as a framewor... View full abstract»

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IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications focuses on all telecommunications, including telephone, telegraphy, facsimile, and point-to-point television, by electromagnetic propagation.

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MIT