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Qualitative vs. quantitative software process simulation modelling: conversion and comparison

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dc.contributor.author Zhang, He
dc.contributor.author Kitchenham, Barbara
dc.contributor.author Jeffery, Ross
dc.date.accessioned 2011-07-22T10:13:52Z
dc.date.available 2011-07-22T10:13:52Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/1173
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Software Process Simulation Modeling (SPSM) research has increased in the past two decades. However, most of these models are quantitative, which require detailed understanding and accurate measurement. As the continuous work to our previous studies in qualitative modeling of software process, this paper aims to investigate the structure equivalence and model conversion between quantitative and qualitative process modeling, and to compare the characteristics and performance of these two approaches by modeling and simulating a software evolution process. Following the model conversion scheme, the reference quantitative (SD) model and the corresponding qualitative model become comparable. The results present their different capabilities and interesting perspectives, and further the potential use of qualitative modeling in software process research. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher IEEE Computer Society en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Proceedings 2009 Australian Software Engineering Conference; pp 345-354
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ASWEC.2009.45
dc.rights ©2009 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE. en_US
dc.subject software process simulation modeling en_US
dc.subject quantitative and qualitative process modeling en_US
dc.title Qualitative vs. quantitative software process simulation modelling: conversion and comparison en_US
dc.type Conference item en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.type.restriction none en
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI


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