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Continual Resource Estimation for Evolving Software

Ramil, J. F. (2003). Continual Resource Estimation for Evolving Software. In: International Conference on Software Maintenance, ICSM 2003, 22-26 Sep 2003, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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A resource estimation approach, specifically oriented towards long-lived software being actively evolved, is proposed and investigated. The approach seeks to be coherent with empirically grounded knowledge including the observation that the software progresses through a series of stages during its lifetime and that a distinctive model characterizes the economics of each individual stage. Instead of a single estimation model for the whole lifetime of the software, the approach calibrates models to each stage. Its feasibility was assessed in case studies using industrial data, yielding accuracy (in magnitude of relative error - MRE) between 20 and 33 percent.

Item Type: Conference Item
ISSN: 1063-6773
Keywords: software evolution; cost estimation; software management; algorithmic models; software maintenance
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 2269
Depositing User: Juan Fernandez-Ramil
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 19:47
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