Analysis of Software Measures Using Metrology Concepts – ISO 19761 Case Study

Alain Abran, Asma Sellami

Abstract

To help identify the strengths of proposed software measurement methods, this paper proposes an analytical approach based on metrology concepts documented in the ISO International Vocabulary of Basic and General Terms in Metrology. This approach is illustrated with a case study using one specific functional size measurement method recognized as an ISO standard: COSMIC-FFP (ISO 19761). The case study documents the metrology concepts addressed in this ISO standard, either in the design of this measurement method or in some of its practical uses. It illustrates, for instance, that the design of COSMIC-FFP encompasses a large number of related metrology concepts. It is suggested that such a review using metrology criteria be used to analyze other software functional size measurement methods, as well as other software measures suggested to industry.

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Abran A. and Sellami A. (2004). Analysis of Software Measures Using Metrology Concepts – ISO 19761 Case Study . In Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Software Audits and Metrics - Volume 1: SAM, (ICEIS 2004) ISBN 972-8865-04-X, pages 69-84. DOI: 10.5220/0002685500690084


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@conference{sam04,
author={Alain Abran and Asma Sellami},
title={Analysis of Software Measures Using Metrology Concepts – ISO 19761 Case Study},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Software Audits and Metrics - Volume 1: SAM, (ICEIS 2004)},
year={2004},
pages={69-84},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002685500690084},
isbn={972-8865-04-X},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Software Audits and Metrics - Volume 1: SAM, (ICEIS 2004)
TI - Analysis of Software Measures Using Metrology Concepts – ISO 19761 Case Study
SN - 972-8865-04-X
AU - Abran A.
AU - Sellami A.
PY - 2004
SP - 69
EP - 84
DO - 10.5220/0002685500690084