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IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering

Issue 4 • Date July 1978

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  • IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering - Table of contents

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s): c1
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  • IEEE Computer Society

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s): c2
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  • Guest Editorial for the Special Collection from the Third International Conference on Software Engineering.

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):261 - 262
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  • Kongsberg's Road to an Industrial Software Methodology

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):263 - 269
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    Kongsberg Våpenfabrikk, Norway, has been engaged in establishing an up-to-date software engineering facility since late 1976. View full abstract»

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  • User-Perceived Quality of Interactive Systems

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):270 - 276
    Cited by:  Papers (48)
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    User-perceived quality of interactive systems is defined in terms of statistically nonoverlapping categories, so-called dimensions or factors Categories are identified by factor analysis and represent a dimensional concept of the quality of interactive systems as perceived by its users. Each category describes essential user requirements. View full abstract»

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  • Introduction to the Wellmade Design Methodology

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):276 - 282
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    An overview of a design methodology called WELLMADE is presented. WELLMADE is a synthesis of results obtained from recent research on software engineering and the experience gained at HIS/Phoenix. The principles, procedures, and notation of WELLMADE are briefly outlined and an example is presented, illustrating the approach for deriving correct programs and the notation for its design specificatio... View full abstract»

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  • Behavior Modeling During Software Design

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):283 - 292
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    A modeling scheme is presented which provides a medium for the rigorous, formal, and abstract specification of large-scale software system components. The scheme allows the description of component behavior without revealing or requiring the description of a component's internal operation. Both collections of sequential processes and the data objects which they share may be described. The scheme i... View full abstract»

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  • Theoretical and Empirical Studies of Program Testing

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):293 - 298
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    Two approaches to the study of program testing are described. One approach is theoretical and the other empirical. In the theoretical approach situations are characterized in which it is possible to use testing to formally prove the correctness of programs or the correctness of properties of programs. In the empirical approach statistics are collected which record the frequency with which differen... View full abstract»

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  • Dynamic Restructuring in an Experimental Operating System

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):298 - 307
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    A well-structured system can easily be understood and modified. Moreover, it may lend itself even to dynamic modification: under special conditions, the possibility of changing system parts while the system is running can be provided at little additional cost. Our approach to the design of dynamically modifiable systems is based on the principle of data abstraction applied to types and modules. It... View full abstract»

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  • Guest Editorial Software Management: We Must Find a Way

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):307 - 308
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    SOFTWARE management is a term which inspires many different reactions from the broad range of practitioners in the field of data processing. The term has many dimensions ranging from the first and second line manager of a software development activity who plies his trade with little to fall back on other than his prior experience, and native skills and intuition. Contrast this with a senior execut... View full abstract»

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  • The Software Life Cycle—A Management and Technological Challenge in the Department of Defense

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):309 - 318
    Cited by:  Papers (6)  |  Patents (1)
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    The importance of software in defense systems continues to intensify as new systems emerge in response to increasing threats and declining force levels. The need to manage this software as a critical component of defense systems over their life cycle is becoming widely recognized. A general awareness of this need as an institutional problem requiring special attention within the Office of the Secr... View full abstract»

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  • Corporate Level Software Management

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):319 - 326
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    Software management is considered from the corporate headquarters viewpoint. This perspective encompasses all facets of management, but specifically dealt with are those that are brought to bear on software management obstacles and ways to cope with them are presented. Standardization is presented as the most effective management device available at the corporate level for enhancing the overall so... View full abstract»

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  • Controlling the Software Life Cycle—The Project Management Task

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):326 - 334
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    This paper describes project management methods used for controlling the life cycle of large-scale software systems deployed in multiple instaltations over a wide geographic area. A set of management milestones is offered along with requirements and techniques for establishing and maintaining control of the project. In particular, a quantitative measure of software quality is proposed based upon f... View full abstract»

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  • Software Life Cycle Management: Weapons Process Developer

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):334 - 344
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    This paper describes weapon system software life cycle management from a contractor perspective. Four procurement strategies–each requiring two or more-contracts–are examined and their impact on the contractor and the software process are described. View full abstract»

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  • A General Empirical Solution to the Macro Software Sizing and Estimating Problem

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):345 - 361
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    Application software development has been an area of organizational effort that has not been amenable to the normal managerial and cost controls. Instances of actual costs of several times the initial budgeted cost, and a time to initial operational capability sometimes twice as long as planned are more often the case than not. View full abstract»

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  • Advance Program Summary

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s): 361
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  • The IEEE Computer Society Announces Tutorial and Selected Papers in Digital Image Processing

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s): 361-c
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  • IEEE Computer Society Publications

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s): 361-d
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  • Call for Papers

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s): 361
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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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