Certification of Software Packages Using Hierarchical Classification

  • Jaewon Oh
  • Dongchul Park
  • Byungjeong Lee
  • Jongwon Lee
  • Euyseok Hong
  • Chisu Wu
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3026)


Various types of COTS (Commercial-Off-The-Shelf) software are produced radically and its application areas are also being expanded. Because software quality evaluation depends on types of software and environments where software is operated, certification organizations need different certification programs that are foundations or basic frames for certifying software. We can certify new software products by making new certification programs or referring to previous ones typically. However, it is redundant to make new programs whenever certifying products and merely referring to previous ones may also cause problems because the previously certified software may not have the same quality characteristics as the new software has. For these reasons, we need to systematically derive certification programs for assessing new software, while considering types of software and software environments. Therefore, in this paper, we propose a meta model for systematically generating certification programs from previous ones. By using this model, certification programs are incrementally constructed based on hierarchical classification of software packages. This meta model is validated by generating certification programs with quality data on some certified software products.


Business Group Software Quality Certification Program Hierarchical Classification Meta Model 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jaewon Oh
    • 1
  • Dongchul Park
    • 1
  • Byungjeong Lee
    • 2
  • Jongwon Lee
    • 1
  • Euyseok Hong
    • 3
  • Chisu Wu
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Computer Science and EngineeringSeoul National UniversitySeoulKorea
  2. 2.School of Computer ScienceUniversity of SeoulSeoulKorea
  3. 3.School of Computer Science and EngineeringSungshin Women’s UniversitySeoulKorea

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