• Maximising data retention from the ISBSG repository

      Deng, K; MacDonell, SG (The British Computer Society (BCS), 2008)
      Background: In 1997 the International Software Benchmarking Standards Group (ISBSG) began to collect data on software projects. Since then they have provided copies of their repository to researchers and practitioners, ...
    • Membership function extraction from software development project managers

      Gray, AR; MacDonell, SG (University of Otago, 1999)
      Software metrics are measurements of development processes, products, and resources. Once these measurements have been specified and collected they can be used as variables in empirically calibrated models for a wide range ...
    • Memory models for improving tabu search with real continuous variables

      Connor, AM (IEEE, 2006)
      This paper proposes that current memory models in use for tabu search algorithms are at best evolving, as opposed to adaptive, and that improvements can be made by considering the nature of human memory. By introducing new ...
    • Metric selection for effort assessment in multimedia systems development

      MacDonell, SG; Fletcher, T (IEEE, 1998)
      This paper describes ongoing research directed at formulating a set of appropriate metrics for assessing effort requirements for multimedia systems development. An exploratory investigation of the factors that are considered ...
    • Metrics for database systems: an empirical study

      MacDonell, SG; Shepperd, MJ; Sallis, PJ (IEEE Computer Society Press, 1997)
      An important task for any software project manager is to be able to predict and control project size and development effort. Unfortunately, there is comparatively little work, other than function points, that tackles the ...
    • Minimum cost polygon overlay with rectangular shape stock panels

      Siringoringo, WS; Connor, AM; Clements, N; Alexander, N (Taylor & Francis, 2008)
      Minimum Cost Polygon Overlay (MCPO) is a unique two-dimensional optimization problem that involves the task of covering a polygon shaped area with a series of rectangular shaped panels. This has a number of applications ...
    • Mining developer communication streams

      Connor, AM; Finlay, J.A.; Pears, R (Academy & Industry Research Collaboration Center (AIRCC) Publishing Corporation, 2014)
      This paper explores the concepts of modelling a software development project as a process that results in the creation of a continuous stream of data. In terms of the Jazz repository used in this research, one aspect of ...
    • Mining software metrics from the jazz repository

      Connor, AM (ARPN Journal of Systems and Software, 2011)
      This paper describes the extraction of source code metrics from the Jazz repository and the systematic application of data mining techniques to identify the most useful of those metrics for predicting the success or failure ...
    • Mobile services and applications: towards a balanced adoption model

      Petrova, K; MacDonell, SG (IARIA/XPS (Xpert Publishing Services), 2010)
      This paper synthesizes prior research to develop a novel model for the study of the adoption of mobile business services and applications incorporating a demand and supply perspective. The model complements and extends ...
    • Modelling software processes - a focus on objectives

      Kirk, D; MacDonell, SG; Tempero, E (ACM Press, 2009)
      Existing software process models such as Waterfall and XP are characterised by unstated assumptions, a consequence of which is that we can not easily compare models or transfer data from one model to another. This means ...
    • Multiobjective optimisation of bicycle frames using simulated annealing

      Suppapitnarm, A; Seffen, KA; Parks, GT; Connor, AM; Clarkson, PJ (Association for Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization in the UK (ASMO-UK), 1999)
      The paper describes a novel implementation of the Simulated Annealing algorithm designed to explore the trade-off surface in multiobjective optimisation problems, in which an appropriate annealing temperature is determined ...
    • Never the twain...Research methods in (some of) the computing disciplines

      MacDonell, SG (AUT University Centre for Research on Information Systems Management (CRISM), 2007)
    • Onshore to near-shore outsourcing transitions: unpacking tensions

      Clear, AG; Raza, B; Clear, T; MacDonell, SG (IEEE, 2015)
      This study is directed towards highlighting tensions of incoming and outgoing vendors during outsourcing in a near-shore context. Incoming-and-outgoing of vendors generate a complex form of relationship in which the ...
    • Optimisation of power transmission systems using a discrete Tabu Search method

      Connor, AM; Tilley, DG (Professional Engineering Publishing, 1998)
      This paper presents a brief description of the Tabu Search method and shows how it can be applied to two different power transmission systems. Examples are presented from two transmission systems. In the first example a ...
    • Packaged Software Implementation Requirements Engineering by Small Software Enterprises

      Jebreen, I; Wellington, R; MacDonell, SG (IEEE Computer Society, 2013)
      Small to medium sized business enterprises (SMEs) generally thrive because they have successfully done something unique within a niche market. For this reason, SMEs may seek to protect their competitive advantage by avoiding ...
    • Parameter sizing for fluid power circuits using taguchi methods

      Connor, AM (Taylor & Francis, 1999)
      This paper describes the application of Taguchi methods [1,2,3] to the parameter sizing stage of fluid power system design. Taguchi methods have become almost synonymous with robust design and are used to design systems ...
    • Pole shape optimization using a tabu search scheme

      Connor, AM; Leonard, PJ (IEEE, 2000)
      The pole shape optimization of an electromagnet typical of an MRI type application is investigated. We compare the use of different parameterizations of the pole shape and compare the convergence of the optimizations using ...
    • Predicting software build failure using source code metrics

      Connor, AM; Finlay, J (ARPN International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Research, 2011)
      In this paper, we describe the extraction of source code metrics from the Jazz repository and the application of data mining techniques to identify the most useful of those metrics for predicting the success or failure of ...
    • Probabilistic estimation of software project duration

      Connor, AM (Computing and Information Technology Research and Education, New Zealand (CITRENZ)., 2007)
      This paper presents a framework for the representation of uncertainty in the estimates for software design projects for use throughout the entire project lifecycle. The framework is flexible in order to accommodate uncertainty ...
    • Progress Report on a Proposed Theory for Software Development

      Kirk, D; MacDonell, S (SciTePress, 2015)
      There is growing acknowledgement within the software engineering community that a theory of software development is needed to integrate the myriad methodologies that are currently popular, some of which are based on opposing ...