Achieving Quality in Software

Proceedings of the third international conference on achieving quality in software, 1996

  • Sandro Bologna
  • Giacomo Bucci

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Invited Papers

  3. Process Improvement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. G. Damele, G. Bazzana, F. Andreis, F. Aquilio, S. Arnoldi, E. Pessi
      Pages 35-47
  4. Quality Practices

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. J. M. Verner, T. T. Moores, A. R. Barrett
      Pages 77-88
    3. G. Canfora, G. A. Di Lucca, M. Tortorella
      Pages 89-102
    4. Mario Raffa, Giuseppe Zollo, Renata Caponi
      Pages 103-117
  5. Software Testing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Mirella Mastretti, Maria Laura Busi, Roberto Sarvello, Maurizio Sturlesi, Sergio Tomasello
      Pages 121-132
    3. Eiji Obara, T. Kawasaki, Y. Ookawa, N. Maeda
      Pages 133-144
    4. Patrizia Asirelli, Antonia Bertolino, Stefania Gnesi
      Pages 145-157
  6. Numerical Assessment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. William M. Evanco
      Pages 161-174
    3. Anders Wesslén, Claes Wohlin
      Pages 175-186
  7. Quality Measurement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
    2. Jordi Álvarez, Núria Castell, Olga Slavkova
      Pages 201-212
    3. V. Asnaghi, P. Caliman, M. Campanai, W. Chiarottino, G. Di Capua, F. Fabbrini et al.
      Pages 213-222
  8. Quality Modelling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223
    2. T. Stålhane, P. C. Borgersen, K. Arnesen
      Pages 225-236
    3. Donatella Castelli, Elvira Locuratolo
      Pages 237-248
    4. R. Aubry, M. Maranzana, J. J. Schwarz
      Pages 249-261
  9. Object Oriented Software

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 263-263
    2. Amund Aarsten, Maurizio Morisio
      Pages 265-278
    3. Jeffrey M. Voas
      Pages 279-290
  10. KBS Quality

  11. Formal Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 329-329
    2. A. Alapide, S. Candia, M. Cinnella, S. Quaranta
      Pages 331-340
    3. S. P. Allen, M. R. Woodward
      Pages 341-354
    4. I. Parissis
      Pages 355-366
  12. Quality Measurement II

  13. Back Matter
    Pages 426-428

About this book


Software quality is a generalised statement difficult to agree or disagree with until a precise definition of the concept of "Software Quality" is reached in terms of measurable quantities. Unfortunately, for the software technology the basic question of: • what to measure; • how to measure; • when to measure; • how to deal with the data obtained are still unanswered and are also closely dependant on the field of application. In the past twenty years or more there have been a number of conferences and debates focusing on the concept of Software Quality, which produced no real industrial impact. Recently, however, the implementation of a few generic standards (ISO 9000, IEEE etc.) has produced and improved application of good practice principles at the industrial level. As a graduate in PhYSiCS, I still believe it is a long way before the concept of Software Quality can be defined exactly and measured, if ever. This is way I think the AQuIS series of conferences is important, its object begin to provide a platform for the transfer of technology and know how between Academic, Industrial and Research Institutions, in the field of Software Quality. Their objects are: • to provide a forum for the introduction and discussion of new research breakthroughs in Software Quality; • to provide professional Software Quality engineers with the necessary exposure to the results of current research; • to expose the research community to the problems of practical application of new results.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Sandro Bologna
    • 1
  • Giacomo Bucci
    • 2
  1. 1.ENEA CRE CasacciaRomeItaly
  2. 2.University of FlorenceFlorenceItaly

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4757-4392-0
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-34869-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1868-4238
  • Series Online ISSN 1868-422X
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