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IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering

Issue 5 • Date May 2005

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): c1
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    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): c2
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  • Toward an architectural knowledge base for wireless service engineering

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):361 - 379
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    Wireless services are software-based services that exploit distribution infrastructure embedded in our everyday life as various communication and computing technologies. Service architecture defines concepts and principles to develop and maintain services to obtain the quality issues with minimum cost and faster time-to-market. In order to boost the development of wireless services, more effective... View full abstract»

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  • Reliability and validity in comparative studies of software prediction models

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):380 - 391
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    Empirical studies on software prediction models do not converge with respect to the question "which prediction model is best?" The reason for this lack of convergence is poorly understood. In this simulation study, we have examined a frequently used research procedure comprising three main ingredients: a single data sample, an accuracy indicator, and cross validation. Typically, these empirical st... View full abstract»

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  • Scenario-based assessment of nonfunctional requirements

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):392 - 409
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    This paper describes a method and a tool for validating nonfunctional requirements in complex socio-technical systems. The system requirements analyzer (SRA) tool validates system reliability and operational performance requirements using scenario-based testing. Scenarios are transformed into sequences of task steps and the reliability of human agents performing tasks with computerized technology ... View full abstract»

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  • An empirical investigation of the key factors for success in software process improvement

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s):410 - 424
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    Understanding how to implement software process improvement (SPI) successfully is arguably the most challenging issue facing the SPI field today. The SPI literature contains many case studies of successful companies and descriptions of their SPI programs. However, the research efforts to date are limited and inconclusive and without adequate theoretical and psychometric justification. This paper e... View full abstract»

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    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): c3
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  • [Back cover]

    Publication Year: 2005, Page(s): c4
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Aims & Scope

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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