Towards portable metrics-based models for software maintenance problems

Tibor Bakota, R. Ferenc, T. Gyimóthy, Claudio Riva, Xu Jianli

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Abstract

The usage of software metrics for various purposes has become a hot research topic in academia and industry (e.g. detecting design patterns and bad smells, studying change-proneness, quality and maintainability, predicting faults). Most of these topics have one thing in common: they are all using some kind of metrics-based models to achieve their goal. Unfortunately, only few researchers have tested these models on unknown software systems so far. This paper tackles the question, which metrics are suitable for preparing portable models (which can be efficiently applied to unknown software systems). We have assessed several metrics on four large software systems and we found that the well-known RFC and WMC metrics differentiate the analyzed systems fairly well. Consequently, these metrics cannot be used to build portable models, while the CBO, LCOM and LOC metrics behave similarly on all systems, so they seem to be suitable for this purpose.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance, ICSM
Pages483-486
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventICSM 2006: 22nd IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance - Philadelphia, PA, United States
Duration: Sep 24 2006Sep 27 2006

Other

OtherICSM 2006: 22nd IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance
CountryUnited States
CityPhiladelphia, PA
Period9/24/069/27/06

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Computer software maintenance
Maintainability
Industry

Keywords

  • C++
  • Columbus
  • Metrics
  • Model
  • Mozilla
  • Open source
  • OpenOffice.org
  • Source code analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Bakota, T., Ferenc, R., Gyimóthy, T., Riva, C., & Jianli, X. (2006). Towards portable metrics-based models for software maintenance problems. In IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance, ICSM (pp. 483-486). [4021377] https://doi.org/10.1109/ICSM.2006.69

Towards portable metrics-based models for software maintenance problems. / Bakota, Tibor; Ferenc, R.; Gyimóthy, T.; Riva, Claudio; Jianli, Xu.

IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance, ICSM. 2006. p. 483-486 4021377.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Bakota, T, Ferenc, R, Gyimóthy, T, Riva, C & Jianli, X 2006, Towards portable metrics-based models for software maintenance problems. in IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance, ICSM., 4021377, pp. 483-486, ICSM 2006: 22nd IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance, Philadelphia, PA, United States, 9/24/06. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICSM.2006.69
Bakota T, Ferenc R, Gyimóthy T, Riva C, Jianli X. Towards portable metrics-based models for software maintenance problems. In IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance, ICSM. 2006. p. 483-486. 4021377 https://doi.org/10.1109/ICSM.2006.69
Bakota, Tibor ; Ferenc, R. ; Gyimóthy, T. ; Riva, Claudio ; Jianli, Xu. / Towards portable metrics-based models for software maintenance problems. IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance, ICSM. 2006. pp. 483-486
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