Software metrics: views from education, research, and training

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The area of software metrics is uniquely positioned to help students see how they are programming and learn to evaluate themselves so that they can improve their work. It also goes beyond the realm of programming into people issues, project management, system architectures, software evolution, and software life cycles (requirements, specification, planning, design, implementation, integration, maintenance). The purpose of the workshop is to highlight current practice in and the future of using software metrics in a computing or training curriculum to assess and improve the ability of students to program and to perform better in the areas listed above. Workshop speakers will cover such topics as the Personal Software Process, novel uses of metrics, such as measuring the safety of software, metrics in training, and metrics for beginning programmers. The topics will be explored by looking at the current state of the art, considering the use of CASE tools for metrics collection, discussing how to introduce students to metrics, and presenting the results of metrics collection. Other issues to be discussed include what role metrics may play in the professional licensing of software engineers and what metrics may be best for students and professionals as they progress through an education or training curriculum.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)126-128
Number of pages3
JournalSoftware Engineering Education Conference, Proceedings
StatePublished - 1999
EventProceedings of the 1999 12th Conference on Software Engineering Education and Training (CSEE and T '99) - New Orleans, LA, USA
Duration: Mar 22 1999Mar 24 1999


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