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IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering

Issue 11 • Nov. 2001

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  • Guest editor's introduction: seventh international software metrics symposium

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):961 - 962
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  • Modeling development effort in object-oriented systems using design properties

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):963 - 986
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    In the context of software cost estimation, system size is widely taken as a main driver of system development effort. However, other structural design properties, such as coupling, cohesion, and complexity, have been suggested as additional cost factors. Using effort data from an object-oriented development project, we empirically investigate the relationship between class size and the developmen... View full abstract»

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  • Analyzing data sets with missing data: an empirical evaluation of imputation methods and likelihood-based methods

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):999 - 1013
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    Missing data are often encountered in data sets used to construct software effort prediction models. Thus far, the common practice has been to ignore observations with missing data. This may result in biased prediction models. The authors evaluate four missing data techniques (MDTs) in the context of software cost modeling: listwise deletion (LD), mean imputation (MI), similar response pattern imp... View full abstract»

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  • Apportioning: a technique for efficient reachability analysis of concurrent object-oriented programs

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):1037 - 1056
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    The object-oriented paradigm in software engineering provides support for the construction of modular and reusable program components and is attractive for the design of large and complex distributed systems. Reachability analysis is an important and well-known tool for static analysis of critical properties in concurrent programs, such as deadlock freedom. It involves the systematic enumeration o... View full abstract»

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  • Predicting with sparse data

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):987 - 998
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    It is well-known that effective prediction of project cost related factors is an important aspect of software engineering. Unfortunately, despite extensive research over more than 30 years, this remains a significant problem for many practitioners. A major obstacle is the absence of reliable and systematic historic data, yet this is a sine qua non for almost all proposed methods: statistical, mach... View full abstract»

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  • Comparing software prediction techniques using simulation

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):1014 - 1022
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    The need for accurate software prediction systems increases as software becomes much larger and more complex. We believe that the underlying characteristics: size, number of features, type of distribution, etc., of the data set influence the choice of the prediction system to be used. For this reason, we would like to control the characteristics of such data sets in order to systematically explore... View full abstract»

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  • Measuring and modeling usage and reliability for statistical Web testing

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):1023 - 1036
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    Statistical testing and reliability analysis can be used effectively to assure quality for Web applications. To support this strategy, we extract Web usage and failure information from existing Web logs. The usage information is used to build models for statistical Web testing. The related failure information is used to measure the reliability of Web applications and the potential effectiveness of... View full abstract»

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The IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering is interested in well-defined theoretical results and empirical studies that have potential impact on the construction, analysis, or management of software. The scope of this Transactions ranges from the mechanisms through the development of principles to the application of those principles to specific environments. Specific topic areas include: a) development and maintenance methods and models, e.g., techniques and principles for the specification, design, and implementation of software systems, including notations and process models; b) assessment methods, e.g., software tests and validation, reliability models, test and diagnosis procedures, software redundancy and design for error control, and the measurements and evaluation of various aspects of the process and product; c) software project management, e.g., productivity factors, cost models, schedule and organizational issues, standards; d) tools and environments, e.g., specific tools, integrated tool environments including the associated architectures, databases, and parallel and distributed processing issues; e) system issues, e.g., hardware-software trade-off; and f) state-of-the-art surveys that provide a synthesis and comprehensive review of the historical development of one particular area of interest.

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Matthew B. Dwyer
Dept. Computer Science and Engineering
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University of Nebraska-Lincoln
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