© 1996

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

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.


classification complexity design development formal methods modeling object object-oriented software quality assurance software software development software engineering standards testing verification

Editors and affiliations

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

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Achieving Quality in Software
  • Book Subtitle Proceedings of the third international conference on achieving quality in software, 1996
  • Editors S. Bologna
    G. Bucci
  • Series Title IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-412-63900-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4757-4392-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-387-34869-8
  • Series ISSN 1868-4238
  • Series E-ISSN 1868-422X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 428
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Software Engineering/Programming and Operating Systems
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Given the concentration of good, relevant papers, for anyone wanting access to current developments in testing, verification and reliability and object technology, this book seems to me to be good value... - Software Testing, Verification and Reliability