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Software complexity measurement

Joseph P. Kearney, Robert L. Sedlmeyer, William B. Thompson, Michael A. Gray, Michael A. Adler
1986 Communications of the ACM  
CONCLUSION Software complexity measures have not realized their potential for the reduction and management of software cost.  ...  Until more comprehensive evidence is available, software complexity measures should be used very cautiously. WHAT IS COMPLEXITY?  ... 
doi:10.1145/7538.7540 fatcat:dljrafo6mzanph6izdtpkmncnm

Complexity Measure of Software Composition Framework

Nalinee Sophatsathit
2017 Journal of Software Engineering and Applications  
Two application software are composed based on their functionality matching. Their composition complexities are measured by function point.  ...  The total effort unveils a noteworthy finding that high complexity software demands larger effort to deploy.  ...  As the scale of software functions and operations expands, arrays of support services and measurements are called for.  ... 
doi:10.4236/jsea.2017.104019 fatcat:twp2ucbi3jfk5aaixfkar3fqvi

Rigor in software complexity measurement experimentation

S.G. MacDonell
1991 Journal of Systems and Software  
The lack of widespread industry acceptance of much of the research into the measurement of software complexity must be due at least in part to the lack of experimental rigour associated with many of the  ...  Although the examples cited in the discussion concern complexity measurement experiments, the comments and recommendations could be applied to empirical procedures in most software measurement domains.  ...  In terms of research into this avenue of complexity (as reflected by programmer ability), problems often occur in determining an appropriate measure of software understanding.  ... 
doi:10.1016/0164-1212(91)90008-t fatcat:mytv4r7le5hr7o47zlzrkgm5oq

Software Complexity Measurement: A Critical Review

Harmeet Kaur, Gurvinder N. Verma
2016 International Journal of Engineering and Applied Computer Science  
In this paper, a literature review and classification scheme for software complexity measurement researches is presented.  ...  The study shows that an expanding volume of complexity measurement has been conducted in diverse range of areas.  ...  These days software measurement assumes an essential part for measuring complexity and quality of software.  ... 
doi:10.24032/ijeacs/0101/03 fatcat:pnedcxz5nrfxdg4z5f44nzmm4q

Software Functional Complexity Measurement with the Task Complexity Approach

Cao De Tran, Ghislain Lévesque, Jean Guy Meunier
2004 Conference on Research, Innovation and Vision for the Future in Computing & Communication Technologies  
Software is considered as a task. Therefore, software complexity should be analysed and measured by methods and models of task complexity.  ...  Numerous measurement methods (metrics) have been proposed to measure software complexity, but these have been criticized for their lack of a theoretical model which would serve as a guide for measurement  ...  Finally, some measures are proposed for quantifying software complexity. Generally, in the literature, software complexity measures capture different aspects of software.  ... 
dblp:conf/rivf/TranLM04 fatcat:u75qu3pgkfbr3harqwreqz3rfa

A Simple Complexity Measurement for Software Verification and Software Testing

Zheng Cheng, Rosemary Monahan, James F. Power
2012 Conference on Automated Deduction  
Lines of Code) to measure the complexity involved in software verification and software testing.  ...  The goal is then, to argue for software verification over software testing, and motivate a discussion of how to reduce the complexity involved in software verification.  ...  LoC) to measure the complexity involved in software verification and software testing.  ... 
dblp:conf/cade/ChengMP12 fatcat:xhkjkaah2zabxegp3re7dra7aq

S/C: a Software Size/Complexity Measure [chapter]

Y. R. Pant, J. M. Verner, B. Henderson-Sellers
1995 IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology  
The proposed measure also satisfies the seventh axiom of Weyuker's software complexity measures (complexity is dependent on permutation of source statements).  ...  The measure has the potential (not fully evaluated here) for use in assessing the effort related to understanding software for software maintenance, debugging and generalization.  ...  INTRODUCTION The lines of code measure does not account for the complexity of an individual line of code.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-0-387-34848-3_50 fatcat:lt2zhpg3v5dlxhdtwhcp66lpou

Software Project's Complexity Measurement: A Case Study

Panos Fitsilis, Vyron Damasiotis
2015 Journal of Software Engineering and Applications  
This is why studying the factors that affect the complexity of projects is quite important.  ...  Project management is a well understood management method, widely adopted today, in order to give predictable results to complex problems.  ...  Most studies measure complexity either by measuring the software project product based on its attributes such as size, quality, reliability or the characteristics of software project process using attributes  ... 
doi:10.4236/jsea.2015.810052 fatcat:xylnvodd7rdtzkrpllwwnh7kny

Software Quality Classification Model based on McCabe's Complexity Measure [chapter]

Ryouei Takahashi
1996 Achieving Quality in Software  
A software quality classification model based on McCabe's complexity measure is investigated.  ...  This partitioning is done in the early phases of the software life cycle and experiments show that interfaced complexity among functional units is associated with software faults.  ...  Complexity metrics, such as the cyclomatic number for measuring the complexity of the software control structure [McCabe, 1976J , are used as indicators for program modularization, revising specifications  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-0-387-34869-8_16 fatcat:hx2iq7jkxfckhl5uamf3dyw7dm

Complexity Measures for Secure Service-Oriented Software Architectures

Yanguo Liu, I. Traore
2007 Third International Workshop on Predictor Models in Software Engineering (PROMISE'07: ICSE Workshops 2007)  
complexity metrics.  ...  We apply the User System Interaction Effect (USIE) model, a security measurement abstraction paradigm proposed in previous research, to define and validate a sample metric for service complexity.  ...  Section 3 outlines our understanding of service complexity measurement and presents sample metric using the USIE paradigm as measurement abstraction.  ... 
doi:10.1109/promise.2007.4 fatcat:n4ccr5uthzg5fidu3fd4gx2pte

Framework for evaluation and validation of software complexity measures

S. Misra, I. Akman, R. Colomo-Palacios
2012 IET Software  
Software metrics are widely accepted tools to control and assure software quality.  ...  This paper tries to identify possible root causes for the improper empirical validation of the software metrics.  ...  for software comprehension than the other existing complexity measures for OO software.  ... 
doi:10.1049/iet-sen.2011.0206 fatcat:behmhvlkeveqxj3bv6iihj3elm

Software Cognitive Complexity Measure Based on Scope of Variables [article]

Kwangmyong Rim, Yonghua Choe
2014 arXiv   pre-print
We also define the Scope Information Complexity Number (SICN) and present the cognitive complexity based on functional decomposition of software, including theoretical validation through nine Weyuker's  ...  Introduction Cognitive complexity measures attempt to quantify the effort or degree of difficulty in comprehending the software based on cognitive informatics foundation that "cognitive complexity of software  ...  To apply granular computing strategies to cognitive complexity measurement, first we decompose software into a hierarchy of granules.  ... 
arXiv:1409.4919v1 fatcat:obto3gscnzhszftmfqsbtljl6i

A Complexity Measure

T.J. McCabe
1976 IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering  
This paper describes a graph-theoretic complexity measure and illustrates how it can be used to manage and control program complexity.  ...  The last section of this paper deals with a testing methodology used in conjunction with the complexity measure; a testing strategy is defined that dictates that a program can either admit of a certain  ...  WORKING EXPERIENCE WITH THE COMPLEXITY MEASURE In this section a system which automates the complexity measure will be described.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tse.1976.233837 fatcat:njlvkwy36zhzfkqdyqwodiwwzm

Measuring complexity, effectiveness and efficiency in software course projects

Wilson Pádua
2010 Proceedings of the 32nd ACM/IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering - ICSE '10  
This paper discusses results achieved in measuring complexity, effectiveness and efficiency, in a series of related software course projects, spanning a period of seven years.  ...  We focus on how the complexity of those projects was measured, and how the success of the students in effectively and efficiently taming that complexity was assessed.  ...  INTRODUCTION As often stated, Software Engineering is about complexity: its techniques are applicable and necessary when the solution of a problem demands software that is complex enough.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1806799.1806878 dblp:conf/icse/Padua10 fatcat:mck6ajyud5bmvifa6m2sp5kkxi

Development of an Enhanced Automated Software Complexity Measurement System

B.A. Sanusi, S.O. Olabiyisi, A.O. Afolabi, A.O. Olowoye
2020 Zenodo  
Code Complexity measures can simply be used to predict critical information about reliability, testability, and maintainability of software systems from the automatic measurement of the source code.  ...  The existing automated code complexity measurement is performed using a commercially available code analysis tool called QA-C for the code complexity of C-programming language which runs on Solaris and  ...  In automatic software complexity measurement tool.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.3597630 fatcat:2476b3ea6zgyrnlsxwz367xxkq
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