A MOF-Compliant Approach to Software Quality Modeling.
ABSTRACT Software quality is a many-faceted concept that depends on the kind of artifact to be measured, the context where measurement
takes place, the quality framework used, and others. Furthermore, there is a great deal of standards, white papers, and in
general proposals of any kind related to software quality. Consequently, a unified software quality framework seems to be
needed to compare, combine or select these proposals and to define new ones. In this paper we propose a MOF-compliant approach
for structuring quality models in order to formalise software quality issues and deal with quality information modelling.
We propose two types of models: a generic model, situated in the M2 MOF layer; and a hierarchy of reference models, defined
in the M1 and M0 MOF layers. The generic model elements are derived from the UML metamodel by specialization. Then, we can
instantiate them to get reference models that formalise (combinations of) existing proposals which may be further refined
for defining quality frameworks to be used in different experiences. Each of these models is divided into three parts, namely
fundamental concepts, metrics and context. We illustrate our proposal providing a multi-level reference model in the context
of collection libraries quality evaluation.
Conference Proceeding: Ontology for Software Metrics and Indicators: Building Process and Decisions Taken.[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: There are various useful ISO standards related to software quality models, measurement, and evaluation processes. However, we observe sometimes a lack of a sound consensus among the same terms in different documents or sometimes absent terms. In [7, 10], our ontology for software metrics and indicators was detailed. In this article, the process and decisions that have been taken during the construction of the ontology are highlighted.Web Engineering - 4th International Conference, ICWE 2004, Munich, Germany, July 26-30, 2004, Proceedings; 01/2004
Article: A framework of software measurement
Chapter: Goal/question/metric paradigm01/1994: pages 528-532; John Wiley and Sons.