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Issue 6 • Date Nov 1990

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  • The use of software engineering data in support of project management

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):350 - 356
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (540 KB)

    Based on software metrics data from a large (19 working-years) software development project, a number of analyses have been carried out. The results reveal the causes for cost overruns, show how effort planning can be refined during development, and identify a relationship between the quality of the design documents and the effort consumed for their production. This gives an insight into the devel... View full abstract»

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  • Data structures for physical representation of VLSI

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):339 - 349
    Cited by:  Patents (18)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (656 KB)

    The author surveys data structures currently being used to represent the physical design of integrated circuits. They are evaluated in terms of storage requirements and processing costs. For developing a new generation of layout tools, these data structures must be reconsidered, in order to cope with the advances in new technologies. Therefore, the potentialities of these data structures in handli... View full abstract»

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  • Integrated support for systems design

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):331 - 338
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    The paper describes a design support system which goes beyond the support facilities offered by the current generation of CASE tools. It examines the entire design process, and proposes that the early stages of conceptual design needs a more flexible system than is currently offered by existing design methods. The tool (the designer's notepad (DNP)) allows rough designs to be created and design op... View full abstract»

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  • Some elementary questions on software quality control

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):319 - 330
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    Some elementary questions relating to the subject of quality control in software development are addressed. What is software quality? What obstacles should be removed in order to obtain quality control? What are directions for research regarding quality control in software development? A central issue is the notion that complete objectivity in quality assessment cannot be achieved. It is argued th... View full abstract»

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  • The evolution of configuration management and version control

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):303 - 310
    Cited by:  Patents (29)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (612 KB)

    The activities of configuration management and version control are particularly important for software engineers, since during most of a system lifecycle they have to deal with a growing number of versions of a single component, and to rebuild the complete system in different ways using different components. These tasks are repetitive and trivial, and they require a lot of manual work and accuracy... View full abstract»

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  • An abstract execution model for basic LOTOS

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):311 - 318
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    The paper presents some techniques that can be used for translating a LOTOS (language of temporal ordering specification) specification into an efficient implementation. In particular, it focuses attention on basic LOTOS, the control part of LOTOS, and presents a simple algorithm to derive an abstract machine based on a set of labelled transition systems from a basic LOTOS specification. The trans... View full abstract»

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