Software Measurement

special session in

The Twenty-Second International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering
(SEKE 2010)

Hotel Sofitel. San Francisco Bay, USA , July 1Ė July 3, 2010
Organized by Knowledge Systems Institute, U.S.A.

Software measurement has a predominant role in software engineering, and improving its accuracy is the key to make significant advances in the field. In a software process, each activity must be estimated before acted upon, which implies a measurement, no matter to which level of detail. Measurement is a key aspect to any major decision-making process in the software life cycle, as it can inform the involved project stakeholders about their project or processes as well as products and outcomes. Without a proper quantitative monitoring & control process, itís quite difficult to optimize and improve the efficacy and efficiency of the whole organization, as in a Balanced Scorecard approach.

The aim of this special session is to provide a forum for both researchers and practitioners to discuss the most recent advances in software process and product measurement from both a theoretical and a practical perspective. The special session invites professionals from universities and industry responsible for, involved in, or interested in software measurement to present and share new ideas, innovations, trends, experiences, and concerns in the software measurement.

Possible special session topics include but not limited to: In particular, the special session targets two types of contributions: The expected results from the synthesis of these contributions will be:


Papers must be written in English. An electronic version (Postscript, PDF, or MS Word format) of the full paper should be submitted using the following URL: Please use Internet Explorer as the browser, and select the paper type: "Special Session: Software Measurement - Cuadrado-Gallego, Abran and Dumke".

Submitted papers must not be previously published or be under consideration for publication elsewhere. Authors must adhere to all submission procedures of the 22nd SEKE 2010, including deadlines and paper format. In addition to submitting papers via the 22nd SEKE 2010 web site (see above for address), authors are required to submit a copy of their paper(s) by email to Juan J. Cuadrado-Gallego ( and Pablo Rodriguez-Soria ( on or before March 02, 2010 (the deadlines will follow any changes in the SEKE deadlines).


All papers accepted for the session will be published in the proceedings of the 22nd SEKE 2010. The session papers are considered as papers submitted to SEKE 2010, and they undergo the same review process.



Session Chairs:

Juan J. Cuadrado-Gallego, Universidad de Alcala, Spain
Juan J. Cuadrado-Gallego is Professor Titular de Universidad and the Director of the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science at the Computer Science Department of the Universidad de AlcalŠ, Madrid, Spain and has been Teaching Staff in the Universitŗ degli Studi Roma Tre, Roma, Italy, in 2004, and in the Otto-von-Guericke Universitšt, Magdeburg, Germany, in 2008. Dr. Cuadrado-Gallego is Chief Editor of the Journal of Software Measurement, ISSN:1862-7420, and Permanent Member of the Advisory Board of the International Conference on Sofware Process and Product Measurement, Mensura. Since 2006 he is the President of the Spanish Function Points Users Group (SFPUG), official chapter in Spain of the International Function Points Users Group (IFPUG), and since 2007 he is Member of the International Advisory Commitee of the COmmon Software Measurement Consortiun (COSMIC). He has participated in the organization of an important number of international events like Mensura, EuroSPI and others. Email address:

Alain Abran, Universite du Quebec, Canada
Dr. Alain Abran is a Professor and the Director of the Software Engineering Research Laboratory at the Ecole de Technologie Superieure (ETS) - Universite du Quebec. He is currently Co-executive editor of the Guide to the Software Engineering Body of Knowledge project. He is also actively involved in international software engineering standards and is Co-chair of the Common Software Metrics International Consortium (COSMIC). Dr. Abran has more than 20 years of industry experience in information systems development and software engineering. The maintenance measurement program he developed and implemented at Montreal Trust, Canada, received one of the 1993 Best of the Best awards from the Quality Assurance Institute. Email address:

Reiner Dumke, University of Magdeburg, Germany
Dr. Reiner Dumke is a Full professor in software engineering in the University of Magdeburg since 1994. He has been Guest Lecturer in the following Universities: TU Brno, Czech Republic; University of Riga, Latvia; University of Santa Clara, Cuba; TU Braunschweig, Germany; University of Idaho, USA; University of Quebec, Montreal, Canada; University of Santa Clara, Cuba; American University, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria; University of Havanna and Santa Clara, Cuba. He has participated in the organization of an important number of international events like Mensura, EuroSPI, SERP and others. He is currently Member of GI, ACM, IEEE, COSMIC, MAIN, DASMA as well as Speaker of the GI FG 2.1.10 and Chair of the SML@b. Email address: