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Most software product line cost estimation models are calibrated only to local product line data rather than to a broad range of product lines. They also underestimate the return on investment for product lines by focusing only on development vs. life-cycle savings, and by applying writing-for-reuse surcharges to the entire product rather that to the(More)
Software defect prediction helps to optimize testing resources allocation by identifying defect-prone modules prior to testing. Most existing models build their prediction capability based on a set of historical data, presumably from the same or similar project settings as those under prediction. However, such historical data is not always available in(More)
Crossing-over ensures accurate chromosome segregation during meiosis, and every pair of chromosomes obtains at least one crossover, even though the majority of recombination sites yield non-crossovers. A putative regulator of crossing-over is RNF212, which is associated with variation in crossover rates in humans. We show that mouse RNF212 is essential for(More)
This letter studies cooperative secure beamforming for amplify-and-forward (AF) relay networks in the presence of multiple eavesdroppers. Under both total and individual relay power constraints, we propose two schemes, namely secrecy rate maximization (SRM) beamforming and null-space beamforming. In the first scheme, our design problem is based on SRM.(More)
The fundamental issue in cross project defect prediction is selecting the most appropriate training data for creating quality defect predictors. Another concern is whether historical data of open-source projects can be used to create quality predictors for proprietary projects from a practical point-of-view. Current studies have proposed statistical(More)
This paper proposes a new approach called DREX (Developer Recommendation with k-nearest-neighbor search and Expertise ranking) to developer recommendation for bug resolution based on K-Nearest-Neighbor search with bug similarity and expertise ranking with various metrics, including simple frequency and social network metrics. We collect Mozilla Fire fox(More)
Collecting the data required for quality prediction within a development team is time-consuming and expensive. An alternative to make predictions using data that crosses from other projects or even other companies. We show that with/without relevancy filtering, imported data performs the same/worse (respectively) than using local data. Therefore, we(More)
Many organisations have turned to crowdsource their software development projects. This raises important pricing questions, a problem that has not previously been addressed for the emerging crowdsourcing development paradigm. We address this problem by introducing 16 cost drivers for crowdsourced development activities and evaluate 12 predictive pricing(More)
In reusing common organizational assets, the software product line (SPL) provides substantial business opportunities for reducing the unit cost of similar products, improving productivity, reducing time to market, and promoting customer satisfaction [4]. By adopting effective product line practices, return on investment (ROI) becomes increasingly critical(More)