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Title
A Model-Driven Measurement Procedure for Sizing Web Applications: Design, Automation and Validation
Authors
Silvia Abrahao
Emilia Mendes
Jaime Gómez
Emilio Insfrán Pelozo
Published in
Proceedings of the ACM/IEEE 10th International Conference on Model-Driven Engineering Languages and Systems (MODELS 2007), Nashville, TN, USA, September 30-Octuber 5, LNCS 4735 Springer 2007, ISBN 978-3-540-75208-0. - 2007
Abstract
This paper introduces the Object-Oriented Hypermedia Function Points (OO-HFP), which is a functional size measurement procedure for Web projects developed using the Object-Oriented Hypermedia (OO-H) method. This method provides model-driven and transformation-based support for the development of Web applications. Using OO-HFP, a size measure is automatically obtained once a Web application’s conceptual model is completed. We follow the steps of a process model for software measurement in order to detail the design and automation of OO-HFP. Finally, we present the validation of OO-HFP for Web effort estimation by comparing the prediction accuracy that it provides to the accuracy provided by another set of validated size measures (the Tukutuku measures) that was found to be a good effort predictor. The results of a study using industrial data show that the effort estimates obtained for projects that are sized using OO-HFP were similar to those using the Tukutuku measures, thus suggesting that the OO-HFP is also a suitable effort predictor.


BibTeX
@misc{issi_web:id:234,
        title =  "A Model-Driven Measurement Procedure for Sizing Web Applications: Design, Automation and Validation",
        author = "Silvia Abrahao and Emilia Mendes and Jaime Gómez and Emilio Insfrán Pelozo",
        booktitle = "Proceedings of the ACM/IEEE 10th International Conference on Model-Driven Engineering Languages and Systems (MODELS 2007), Nashville, TN, USA, September 30-Octuber 5, LNCS 4735 Springer 2007, ISBN 978-3-540-75208-0.",
        year = "2007",
        eprint = "http://issi.dsic.upv.es/publications/archives/",
        url = "http://www.springerlink.com/content/m87434m4r221h381/",
        abstract = "This paper introduces the Object-Oriented Hypermedia Function Points (OO-HFP), which is a functional size measurement procedure for Web projects developed using the Object-Oriented Hypermedia (OO-H) method. This method provides model-driven and transformation-based support for the development of Web applications. Using OO-HFP, a size measure is automatically obtained once a Web application’s conceptual model is completed. We follow the steps of a process model for software measurement in order to detail the design and automation of OO-HFP. Finally, we present the validation of OO-HFP for Web effort estimation by comparing the prediction accuracy that it provides to the accuracy provided by another set of validated size measures (the Tukutuku measures) that was found to be a good effort predictor. The results of a study using industrial data show that the effort estimates obtained for projects that are sized using OO-HFP were similar to those using the Tukutuku measures, thus suggesting that the OO-HFP is also a suitable effort predictor."
}