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IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering

Issue 12 • Dec. 2002

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  • Author index

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):1194 - 1196
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    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):1196 - 1200
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  • Optimum control limits for employing statistical process control in software process

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):1126 - 1134
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    There is increasing interest in using control charts for monitoring and improving software processes, particularly quality control processes like reviews and testing. In a control chart, control limits are established for attributes and, if any point falls outside the limits, it is assumed to be due to special causes that need to be identified and eliminated. If the control limits are too tight, t... View full abstract»

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  • An operational process for goal-driven definition of measures

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):1106 - 1125
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    We propose an approach (GOM/MEDEA) for defining measures of product attributes in software engineering. The approach is driven by the experimental goals of measurement, expressed via the GQM paradigm, and a set of empirical hypotheses. To make the empirical hypotheses quantitatively verifiable, GQM/MEDEA supports the definition of theoretically valid measures for the attributes of interest based o... View full abstract»

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  • Is it possible to decorate graphical software design and architecture models with qualitative Information?-An experiment

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):1181 - 1193
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    Software systems evolve over time and it is often difficult to maintain them. One reason for this is that often it is hard to understand the previous release. Further, even if architecture and design models are available and up to date, they primarily represent the functional behavior of the system. To evaluate whether it is possible to also represent some nonfunctional aspects, an experiment has ... View full abstract»

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  • Explaining software developer acceptance of methodologies: a comparison of five theoretical models

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):1135 - 1145
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    Many organizations attempt to deploy methodologies intended to improve software development processes. However, resistance by individual software developers against using such methodologies often obstructs their successful deployment. To better explain why individual developers accept or resist methodologies, five theoretical models of individual intentions to accept information technology tools w... View full abstract»

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  • An empirical analysis of c preprocessor use

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):1146 - 1170
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    This is the first empirical study of the use of the C macro preprocessor, Cpp. To determine how the preprocessor is used in practice, this paper analyzes 26 packages comprising 1.4 million lines of publicly available C code. We determine the incidence of C preprocessor usage-whether in macro definitions, macro uses, or dependences upon macros-that is complex, potentially problematic, or inexpressi... View full abstract»

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  • Ethical issues in empirical studies of software engineering

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):1171 - 1180
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    The popularity of empirical methods in software engineering research is on the rise. Surveys, experiments, metrics, case studies, and field studies are examples of empirical methods used to investigate both software engineering processes and products. The increased application of empirical methods has also brought about an increase in discussions about adapting these methods to the peculiarities o... 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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