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IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering

Issue 3 • Date March 1987

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  • IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering - Table of contents

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s): c1
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  • IEEE Computer Society

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s): c2
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  • Introduction to the Special Section on Software Maintenance

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s): 301
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  • List of referees

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s): 302
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  • The State of Software Maintenance

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):303 - 310
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    A state of software maintenance survey is presented, indicating the incongruity of the simultaneous existence of importance and neglect in this field. An overview is given of selected developments and activities covering the following topics: • The "Maintenance Problem." • Models. • Methods for improving maintenance. • Metrics. • Maintenance information management. &#... View full abstract»

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  • Understanding Software Maintenance Work

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):311 - 323
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    Software maintenance can be successfully accomplished if the computing arrangements of the people doing the maintenance are compatible with their established patterns of work in the setting. To foster and achieve such compatibility requires an understanding of the reasons and the circumstances in which participants carry out maintenance activities. In particular, it requires an understanding of ho... View full abstract»

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  • Maintaining Configurations of Evolving Software Systems

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):324 - 334
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    Software configuration management ( SCM) is an emerging discipline. An important aspect of realizing SCM is the task of maintaining the configurations of evolving software systems. In this paper, we provide an approach to resolving some of the conceptual and technical problems in maintaining configurations of evolving software systems. The approach provides a formal basis for existing notions of s... View full abstract»

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  • The Use of Software Complexity Metrics in Software Maintenance

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):335 - 343
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    This paper reports on a modest study which relates seven different software complexity metrics to the experience of maintenance activities performed on a medium size software system. Three different versions of the system that evolved over a period of three years were analyzed in this study. A major revision of the system, while still in its design phase, was also analyzed. View full abstract»

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  • A Controlled Expeniment on the Impact of Software Structure on Maintainability

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):344 - 354
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    This paper describes a study on the impact of software structure on maintainability aspects such as comprehensibility, locality, modifiability, and reusability in a distributed system environment. The study was part of a project at the University of Kaiserslautern, West Germany, to design and implement LADY, a LAnguage for Distributed systems. The study addressed the impact of software structure f... View full abstract»

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  • Knowledge Representation of Software Component Interconnection Information for Large-Scale Software Modifications

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):355 - 361
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    Logic can be used to precisely express human thoughts and inferences. In this paper, an approach using first-order logic for knowledge representation of software component interconnection information to facilitate the validity and integrity checking of the interconnection among software components during software development or modification is presented. Directed graphs are first used to model the... View full abstract»

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  • Foreword

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s): 362
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  • Queueing Analysis of Fault-Tolerant Computer Systems

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):363 - 375
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    In this paper we consider the queueing analysis of a fault-tolerant computer system. The failure/repair behavior of the server is modeled by an irreducible continuous-time Markov chain. Jobs arrive in a Poisson fashion to the system and are serviced according to FCFS discipline. A failure may cause the loss of the work already done on the job in service, if any; in this case the interrupted job is... View full abstract»

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  • Cycle Time Properties Of The FDDI Token Ring Protocol

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):376 - 385
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    The FDDI Token Ring Protocol controls communication over fiber optic rings with transmission rates in the range of 100 megabits per second. It is intended to give guaranteed response to time-critical messages by using a "timed token" protocol, in which non-critical messages may be transmitted only if recent movement of the token among stations has been sufficiently fast relative to a "target" toke... View full abstract»

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  • Safety Analysis Using Petri Nets

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):386 - 397
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    The application of Time Petri net modeling and analysis techniques to safety-critical real-time systems is explored and procedures described which allow analysis of safety, recoverability, and fault-tolerance. View full abstract»

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  • A Distributed Algorithm for Constructing Minimal Spanning Trees

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):398 - 405
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    Most algorithms for constructing minimal spanning trees are sequential in operation. Distributed algorithms for constructing these trees operate both concurrently and asynchronously, and are useful in store-and-forward packet-switching computer-communication networks where there is typically no single source of control. The difficulties in designing such algorithms arise from communication and syn... View full abstract»

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  • Call for papers

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s):406 - 407
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  • The Information Edge

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s): 407-a
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  • IEEE Computer Society Publications

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s): 407-b
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  • Beyond The Basics: A Software Publication Series for Successful Computer Professionals From the IEEE Computer Society

    Publication Year: 1987, Page(s): 407-c
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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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