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IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering

Issue 12 • Date Dec. 1986

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  • Editorial

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s): 1105
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  • Statistical relational tables for statistical database management

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):1106 - 1116
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    E.F. Codd's (1970) relational view is extended to represent statistical data and to achieve its analysis. A new view called a statistical relational table is presented to meet the needs of statisticians, and some of Codd's relational operators are extended to statistical relational tables. New operators based on these tables are introduced for communicating requests for statistical analysis. A new... View full abstract»

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  • Gandalf: Software development environments

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):1117 - 1127
    Cited by:  Papers (63)  |  Patents (1)
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    Different programming projects require different environments, but handcrafting a separate environment for each project is not economically feasible. Gandalf solves this problem by permitting environment designers to generate families of software development environments semiautomatically without excessive cost. Environments generated using Gandalf address programming environments, which help ease... View full abstract»

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  • Axiomatizing software test data adequacy

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):1128 - 1138
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    A test data adequacy criterion is a set of rules used to determine whether or not sufficient testing has been performed. A general axiomatic theory of test data adequacy is developed, and five previously proposed adequacy criteria are examined to see which of the axioms are satisfied. It is shown that the axioms are consistent, but that only two of the criteria satisfy all of the axioms. View full abstract»

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  • Guaranteed response times in a distributed hard-real-time environment

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):1139 - 1144
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    A distributed real-time programming model is presented. It consists of a set of tasks whose segments require processor time and devices, and which is run on a dedicated network of microcomputers. A task is started upon receipt of an external signal or the completion of other tasks. Segments communicate via message passing, and there may be a limited number of transient communication errors. A heur... View full abstract»

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  • Comments on “number of faults per line of code”

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s): 1145
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    In a recent paper (see ibid., vol.SE-8, p.437-9, July 1982) an approximate formula for the number of faults per line of code was developed. It is shown that there is an approximation which is easier to develop, more accurate, and simpler to use. View full abstract»

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  • Author index

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):1 - 7
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  • Call for papers

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):1153 - 1154
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  • Advance program

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s): 1
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  • Data engineering registration form

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s): 1
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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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Matthew B. Dwyer
Dept. Computer Science and Engineering
256 Avery Hall
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE 68588-0115 USA
tse-eic@computer.org