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IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering

Issue 10 • Oct. 2006

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): c1
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  • Editorial: New Associate Editors Introduction

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):769 - 770
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  • Empirical Analysis of Object-Oriented Design Metrics for Predicting High and Low Severity Faults

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):771 - 789
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    In the last decade, empirical studies on object-oriented design metrics have shown some of them to be useful for predicting the fault-proneness of classes in object-oriented software systems. This research did not, however, distinguish among faults according to the severity of impact. It would be valuable to know how object-oriented design metrics and class fault-proneness are related when fault s... View full abstract»

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  • Hidden Implementation Dependencies in High Assurance and Critical Computing Systems

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):790 - 811
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    Critical and catastrophic failures in high assurance and critical computing systems can arise from unfounded assumptions of independence between system components, requirements, and constraints (work product sections), which can stem from misunderstandings and miscommunication between system engineers, managers, and operators and from inadequate or incomplete traceability between system work produ... View full abstract»

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  • MODEST: A Compositional Modeling Formalism for Hard and Softly Timed Systems

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):812 - 830
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    This paper presents MODEST (modeling and description language for stochastic timed systems), a formalism that is intended to support 1) the modular description of reactive systems' behavior while covering both 2) functional and 3) nonfunctional system aspects such as timing and quality-of-service constraints in a single specification. The language contains, features such as simple and structured d... View full abstract»

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  • Statistical Debugging: A Hypothesis Testing-Based Approach

    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s):831 - 848
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    Manual debugging is tedious, as well as costly. The high cost has motivated the development of fault localization techniques, which help developers search for fault locations. In this paper, we propose a new statistical method, called SOBER, which automatically localizes software faults without any prior knowledge of the program semantics. Unlike existing statistical approaches that select predica... View full abstract»

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    Publication Year: 2006, Page(s): c3
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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
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University of Nebraska-Lincoln
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