12th European Conference on Object-Oriented Programming
Brussels, Belgium, July 20 - 24, 1998

Workshop W9

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Object-Oriented Product Metrics for Software Quality Assessment

Organizers: Houari A. Sahraoui <hsahraou@crim.ca>
Walcelio Melo <wmelo@br.oracle.com>
Sandro Morasca <morasca@elet.polimi.it>
Contact: Houari A. Sahraoui <hsahraou@crim.ca>
1801 McGill College #800
Montreal Quebec Canada H3A 2N4
Tel: (514) 840 1234, #6061
Fax: (514) 840 1244
URL: http://www.crim.ca/~hsahraou/oopm.html
Day: Tuesday
Room: C302 (4th floor)

Software measures have been extensively used to help software managers, customers, and users to assess the quality of a software product based on its internal characteristics. Many large software companies have intensively adopted software measures to better understand the relationships between software quality and software product internal attributes. In this workshop, we are mainly concerned in investigating software products measures for Object-Oriented software systems which can be used to assess the quality of large OO software systems. OO paradigm provides powerful design mechanisms which have not been fully or adequately quantified by the existing software products measures. Work which investigate analytically or empirically the relationship between OO design mechanisms, e.g., inheritance, polymorphism, encapsulation, usage etc., and different aspects of software quality, e.g., reparability, understandability, extensibility etc., are specially welcome. More precisely, topics dealing with one or more of the following areas : (1) OO metrics versus quality attributes (reliability, portability, maintainability etc.); (2) Automatic collection (collection tools, collection OO CASE tools); (3) Validation of OO metrics (Empirical and Formal); (4) Relationships between OO product and process metrics; (5) Standards for the collection, comparison and validation of metrics.
This workshop will provide a forum to discuss the current state of the art and the practice in the field of OO product metrics. A blend of researchers and practitioners from industry and academia will share recent advances in the field, success or failure stories, lessons learned, and will seek out as yet unidentified fundamental problems arising in this field.

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