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Investigating the effect of software project type on accuracy of software development effort estimation in COCOMO model
Author(s): Vahid Khatibi.B; Elham Khatibi
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Paper Abstract

Software development effort is one of the most important metrics in field of software engineering. Since accurate estimating of this metric affects the project manager plans, numerous research works have been performed to increase the accuracy of estimations in this field. Almost all the previous publications in this area used several project features as independent features and considered the development effort as dependent one. Constructive Cost Model (COCOMO) is the most famous algorithmic model for estimating the software development effort. Despite the fact that many researchers have tried to improve the performance of COCOMO using non-algorithmic methods, all of which have estimated the development effort regardless of the project type. In this paper, the effect of considering the project type in estimating was investigated by means of neural networks. The obtained results were compared with the original COCOMO and neural network. The comparisons showed that the software project type can affect the accuracy of estimations significantly.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 January 2012
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8350, Fourth International Conference on Machine Vision (ICMV 2011): Computer Vision and Image Analysis; Pattern Recognition and Basic Technologies, 83500G (13 January 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.920303
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Vahid Khatibi.B, Islamic Azad Univ. (Iran, Islamic Republic of)
Elham Khatibi, Islamic Azad Univ. (Iran, Islamic Republic of)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8350:
Fourth International Conference on Machine Vision (ICMV 2011): Computer Vision and Image Analysis; Pattern Recognition and Basic Technologies

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