In 2010 the IWSM Mensura conference was held on November 10-12 in Stuttgart. This conference was organized by the DASMA at Vector Consulting.


On this conference 43 papers were presented. These papers are published in the Magdeburger Schriften zum Empirischen Software Engineering.

Session A1: (Chair: A. Abran) Quality Evaluation

Adam Trendowicz (IESE Kaiserslautern, Germany): Model-based Product Quality Evaluation with Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis
Benoît Vanderose (University of Namur, Belgium): Towards a Model-Centric Quality Assessment
Olga Ormandjieva (Concordia University Montreal, Canada): Categorical Representation of Software Services Quality and Decision-Making Using Markov Decision Process

Session B1: (Chair: C. Wille) Qualitätssicherung

Harry Sneed (FH Hagenberg, Germany): Werterhaltung von Software durch evolutionäre Qualitätssicherung
Markus Großmann (Capgemini sd&m AG, Germany): Entwicklung eines operationalisierten Qualitätsmodells für SAP-Integrationsprojekte: Ergebnis der ersten Iteration
André Janus (Janus–IT Consulting Stuttgart, Germany): Quality Assurance in Agile Software Development

Session A2: (Chair: J. Cuadrado-Gallego) Measuring Software Artifacts

Alain Abran (University of Quebec): Measurement of Software Requirements Derived from System Operations Requirements
Harry Sneed (University of Regensburg, Germany): Design Metrics for UML Models
Khalid T. Al-Sarayreh (University of Quebec (ETS), Montreal, Canada): Specification and Measurement of System Configuration Non Functional Requirements

Session B2: (Chair: R. Dumke) Integrative und vergleichende Ansätze

Bernhard Peischl (Technische Universität Graz, Austria): Integration von Prozess-, Modell- und Produktmetriken
Cornelius Wille (FH Bingen, Germany): Evidenz-basierte Klassifikation und Bewertung von Aufwandschätzmethoden
Robert Neumann (Uni Magdeburg, Germany): Kostenmetriken für virtuelle Rechnerressourcen – Eine Erweiterung des Frameworks zur Schätzung des Wertes von Cloud Computing

Porsche Event

Session A3: (Chair: S. Trudel) Cost/Effort Estimation (1)

Luigi Buglione (Engineering.IT Rome, Italy): Which COSMIC Base Functional Components are
Significant in Estimating Web Application Development? – An Empirical Study
Erdir Ungan (Middle East Technical University, Turkey): Evaluation of Reliability Improvements
for COSMIC Size Measurement Results

Session B3: (Chair: H. Sneed) Measurement Methodology (1)

Florian Muhß (Uni Magdeburg, Germany): Software Engineering meets Cloud Computing – How
Design for Six Sigma can help
Martin Kowalczyk (IESE Kaiserslautern, Germany): Aligning Software-related Activities of
Different Organizations with Common Business Goals

Session A4: (Chair: J. Cuadrado-Gallego) Size Measurement

Carlos Monsalve (ETS Montréal, Canada): Functional Size Measurement with Business Process
Models: the Business Application Domain
J. J. Cuadrado-Gallego (Alcala University, Madrid, Spain): A Review and Fundamental Issues of
Lines of Code Metrics
Akito Monden (NAIST, Nara, Japan): On Building a Better Program Size Measure

Session B4: (Chair: A. Abran) Agile Development and Size Measurement

Sylvie Trudel (Pyxis Technologies Québec, Canada): Guideline for sizing Agile projects with
Enrico Berardi (TRS SPA, Rome, Italy): COSMIC-based Project Management in Agile Software
Projects and Mapping onto related CMMI-DEV process areas
Thomas Fehlmann (Euro Project Office AG Zürich, Switzerland): From Story Points to COSMIC
Function Points in Agile Development – A Six Sigma perspective

Session A5: (Chair: Ormandjieva) Measurement in Practice (1)

Luigi Buglione (Engineering.IT, Italy): Suggestions for Improving Measurement Plans: a BMP
application in Italy
Frank Simon (SQS, Köln, Germany ): Aktives Risikomanagement mit Escrow-Services
Yoshiki Mitani (IPA Tokyo, Invited Talk): Measurement Experiences in Japan

Session B5: (Chair: C. Symons) Measurement of Embedded Systems

Sophie Stern (RENAULT, France): Estimating the Memory Size of Embedded
Software Using COSMIC Function Points – An Empirical Study
Martin Hobelsberger (FH Regensburg, Germany): An Experience-Based Repository
of Reusable Components for a Component-Based Automotive Software System
Hassan Soubra (Renault-Direction de l’Electronique, France): Functional size
measurement of real-time embedded software: procedures and practical steps

Session A7: (Chair: K. Sarayreh) Software Quality Models

Michael Kläs (IESE Kaiserslautern, Germany): How-To Evaluate Meta-Models for Software Quality?
Harald Gruber (Universität Linz, Austria): On the validity of benchmarking for evaluating code quality

Session B7: (Chair: L. Buglione) Cost/Effort Estimation (2)

Jean-Marc Desharnais (University, Istanbul, Turkey): Assessment of the Quality of the Documentation of Functional User Requirements Using Criteria derived from Using COSMIC ISO 19761
Luigi Lavazza (Università dell’Insubria, Italy): A Systematic Approach to the Analysis of Function Point – COSMIC Convertibility

Session A8: (Chair: J. Münch) Measurement in Practice (2)

Filippo De Carli (Telecom Italia group, Italy): YES! We measure, a practical metrics experience.
Kosta Pandazo (IT University of Copenhagen, Danemark): Presenting Software Metrics Indicators – A Case Study
Baris Ozkan (Middle East Technical University, Turkey): Estimating Software Effort in a change-intensive software applications environment: An Experience Report

Session B8: (Chair: L. Santillo) Cost/Effort Estimation (3)

Andreas Schmietendorf (HWR Berlin, Germany): COSMIC and SOA-Sizing A critical analysis and proposals for improvement potentials
Masateru Tsunoda (NAIST, Nara, Japan): An Empirical Analysis of Information Technology Operations Cost

Session A9: (Chair: A. Schmietendorf) Quality Measurement

Ralf Russ (Siemens Corporate Technology, Germany): Identify Quality Issues by Systematic Quantitative Analysis
Nguyen Duc Anh (IESE Kaiserslautern, Germany): The Impact of Design Complexity on Software Quality – A Meta Analysis

Session B9: (Chair: C. Ebert) Education and Human Factors

Konstantina Georgieva (Uni Magdeburg, Germany): Applying Human Error Assessment and Reduction Technique (HEART) in the software development process
Monica Villavicencio (ETS Montreal, Canada): Software Measurement in Software Engineering Education: A Comparative Analysis



Best presentation award : Sylvie Trudel.


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