Using the GQM Method to Evaluate Calmness in Ubiquitous Applications

  • Rainara M. CarvalhoEmail author
  • Rossana M. C. Andrade
  • Káthia M. Oliveira
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9189)


Ubiquitous systems change the way users interact with computers, because their services must be available everywhere at any time, supporting users in various everyday activities. An essential element for these systems is their calm interaction with users, which means the system should not disturb them unnecessarily. Literature currently lacks work focusing on how to evaluate calmness and case studies made in a real usage situation. The aim of this work is to propose a model, defined using the Goal-Question-Metric (GQM) method, for calmness evaluation in ubiquitous systems and to show our results from a case study with three ubiquitous applications.


Ubiquitous applications Calmness Software measures GQM 



We would like to thank the Software Quality and Testing Cell (CTQS) of GREat for the technical support that they provided.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rainara M. Carvalho
    • 1
    Email author
  • Rossana M. C. Andrade
    • 1
  • Káthia M. Oliveira
    • 2
  1. 1.Group of Computer Networks, Software Engineering and Systems (GREat)Federal University of Ceará (UFC)FortalezaBrazil
  2. 2.Laboratory of Automatic Control, Mechanics and Computer Science for Industrial and Human-Machine Systems (LAMIH), CNRS UMR 8201University of Valenciennes and Hainaut-Cambrésis (UVHC)ValenciennesFrance

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