Research Papers that Use ISBSG Data

The ISBSG welcomes submissions of papers that refer to the ISBSG or are based on ISBSG repository data.  To have a paper listed here please email details to:

“A Measurement Approach Integrating ISO 15939, CMMI and ISBSG”
Luc Bégnoche, Alain Abran, Luigi Buglione
Software Measurement European Forum – SMEF2007, ISBN: 9-788870-909425, May 8-11 2007, Rome, Italy, pp. 111-130

“A Replicated Comparison of Cross-company and Within-company Effort Estimation Models using the ISBSG Database”
E. Mendes, C. Lokan, R. Harrison, C. Triggs
METRICS 2005 (11th International Software Metrics Symposium), Como, Italy, September 2005

“An Agile Success Estimation Framework for Software Projects”
Sandra J. Forney

“An Algorithm for the Generation of Segmented Parametric Software Estimation Models and its Empirical Evaluation”
Juan J. Cuadrado-Gallego, Miguel-Angel Sicilia
Computing and Informatics, Vol. 26, 2007, 1-15

“An Empirical Analysis of Function Point Adjustment Factors”
C. J. Lokan, December 1998
Information and Software Technology, 42(9):649-659, June 2000

“An Empirical Study of the Correlations between Function Point Elements”
C. J. Lokan, April 1999
METRICS 1999 (6th International Software Metrics Symposium), pages 200-206, Boca Raton FL, November 1999. IEEE

“An Empirical Study of Elements in Function Point Analysis”
C. J. Lokan, March 1999

“An empirical study of process related attributes in segmented software cost estimation relationships”
Juan J. Cuadrado-Gallego, Miguel-A´ngel Sicilia, Miguel Garre, Daniel Rodrýguez
The Journal of Systems and Software79(2006)353–361

“Advances in Statistical Analysis from the ISBSG Benchmarking Database”
GUFPI-ISMA SBC (Software Benchmarking Committee).  Participating authors: Luca Santillo, Stefania Lombardi, Domenico Natale
SMEF 2005, Rome (Italy), March 2005

“Analysis of the ISBSG Software Repository From the ISO 9126 View of Software Product Quality”
Cheikhi, L ; Abran, A ; Desharnais, J.
IECON 2012 – 38th Annual Conference on IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, October 2012, pp.3086-3094

“Application of mutual information-based sequential feature selection to ISBSG mixed data”
Marta Fernández-Diego, Fernando González-Ladrón-de-Guevara

“Assessing Variation in Development Effort Consistency Using a Data Source with Missing Data”
John Moses; Malcolm Farrow
Found in: Software Quality Journal, Volume 13, Issue 1, Mar 2005, Pages: 71-89

“Benchmarking Software Development Productivity” (published by IEEE)
Katrina D. Maxwell & Pekka Forselius, 1999

“BRACE: BootstRap based Analogy Cost Estimation”
I. Stamelos, L. Angelis, E. Sakellaris,
Proc. 12th European Software Control Metrics, (ESCOM), to appear (April 2001)

“Building a Software Cost Estimation Model Based on Categorical Data”
L. Angelis, I. Stamelos, M. Morisio.
Proc. 8th IEEE International Symposium on Software Metrics.

“Comparación de diferentes algoritmos de clustering en la estimación de coste en el desarrollo de software”
Miguel Garre, Juan José Cuadrado, Miguel A. Sicilia, Daniel Rodríguez, Ricardo Rejas
Revista Española de Innovación, Calidad e Ingeniería del Software, Vol.3, No. 1, 2007

“Contribution of Software Size in Effort Estimation”
A. Abran, I. Ndiaye and P.Bourque
Submitted for publication, Journal of Software Quality (2003)
Ecole de Technologie Superieure, Universite du Quebec, Canada

“Controlling the Custom Software Development Cost of Information Systems for the Supply Chain: a Case Study”
I. Stamelos, L. Angelis, M. Morisio, E. Sakellaris, G. Bleris.

“Convertibility of Function Points to COSMIC-FFP: Identification and Analysis of Functional Outliers”
Jean-Marc Desharnais, Alain Abran, Juan Cuadrado

“Cross-company and Single-company Effort Models using the ISBSG Database: a Further Replicated Study”
C. Lokan & E. Mendes
ISESE 2006 (International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, September 2006

“Discretization Methods for NBC in Effort Estimation: An Empirical Comparison based on ISBSG Projects
Marta Fernández-Diego, José-María Torralba-Martínez
DOI: 10.1145/2372251.2372268. Proceedings of the ACM-IEEE international symposium on Empirical software engineering and measurement Lund, Sweden — September 19 – 20, 2012

“Estimating Time, Effort, and Cost”
Software Testing & Quality Engineering, Nov/Dec 1999

“Evaluation of a black-box estimation tool: a case study”
A Abran, I. Ndiaye and P. Bourque
Software Process Improvement and Practice 12, 2007, 199-218

Evaluating Hyper-parameter Tuning using Random Search in
Support Vector Machines for Software Effort Estimation”

Marcelo Jenkins, Leonardo Villalobos-Arias, Christian Quesada-López, Jose Guevara-Coto, Alexandra Martínez
October 2020

“Function Point Analysis; Measurement Practices for Successful Software Projects”
D.Garmus, D.Herron
ISBN 0-201-69944-3
Addison-Wesley, Nov 2000, with David Herron

“Function Point Structure and Applicability Validation Using the ISBSG Dataset: A Replicated Study”
Quesada-López, Christian ; Jenkins, Marcelo
Proceedings of the 8th ACM/IEEE International Symposium on empirical software engineering and measurement, 18 September 2014, pp.1-1

“Impact of Base Functional Component Types on Software Functional Size based Effort Estimation”
L Buglione, C Gencel
Proceedings of PROFES 2008 Conference, Frascati, Rome (Italy), 23-25 June 2008, LNCS 5089, A.Jedlitschka & O.Salo (Eds.), pp.75-89

“Improvement Opportunities and Suggestions for Benchmarking”
C Gencel, L Buglione, A Abran
Proceedings of IWSM/MENSURA 2009, Amsterdam (Netherlands), November 4-6 2009, pp.144-156

“Investigating the Use of Chronological Splitting to Compare Software Cross-company and Single-company Effort Predictions”
C. Lokan & E. Mendes
EASE 2008 (12th International Conference on Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering), Bari, Italy.  June 2008

“Investigating Effort Prediction of Software Projects on the ISBSG Data Set”
Sanaa Elyassami, Ali Idri
International Journal of Artificial Intelligence & Applications (IJAIA), Vol.3, No.2, March 2012

“Investigation of the Effort Data Consistency in the ISBSG Repository”
David Déry, Alain Abran
15th International Workshop on Software Measurement – IWSM’2005, Montreal, Canada, Shaker-Verlag, 2005, pp. 123-136

“ISBSG Software Project Repository from the ISO 9126: Quality Perspective”
Laila Cheikhi, Alain Abran, Luigi Buglione
ASQ Software Quality Professional, American Society for Quality, Vol.9, No. 2, March 2007, pp. 4-22

“ISBSG Software Project Repository & ISO 9126: An Opportunity for Quality Benchmarking”
Laila Cheikhi, Alain Abran, Luigi Buglione
European Journal for the Informatics Professional, Vol.7, No.1, February 2006, pp. 46-52 . Upgrade: ISSN 1684-5285 Novática: ISSN 0211-2124

“ISBSG variables most frequently used for software effort estimation: A mapping review”
Fernando González-Ladrón-de-Guevara, Marta Fernández-Diego

” Maximizing data retention from the ISBSG repository”
Kefu Deng and Stephen G. MacDonell
EASE 2008 (12th International Conference on Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering), Bari, Italy. June 2008.

“Modelos Segmentados De Estimacion Del Esfuerzo De Desarrollo Del Software: Un Caso De Estudio Con La Base De Datos ISBSG”
J. Cuadrado–Gallego
Revista de Procesos y Métricas de las Tecnologías de la Información (RPM) ISSN: 1698-2029, VOL. 1, Nº 2, Agosto 2004, 25-30, AEMES

“Obvious Outliers in the ISBSG Repository of Software Projects: Exploratory Research”
D Paré, A Abran
Metrics News, Otto Von Gueriske Universitat, Magdeburg (Germany), Vo. 10, no. 1, August, 2005, pp. 28-36

“Organizational Benchmarking Using the ISBSG Data Repository”
Chris Lokan, Terry Wright, Peter R. Hill, Michael Stringer
IEEE Software, pages 26-32, September/October 2001

“Performance calculation and estimation with QEST/LIME using ISBSG r10 data”
L Buglione, A Abran
Proceedings of the 5th Software Measurement European Forum (SMEF 2008), Milan (Italy), 28-30 May 2008, ISBN 9-788870-909999, pp. 175-192

“Potential and limitations of the ISBSG dataset in enhancing software engineering research: A mapping review”
Marta Fernández-Diego, Fernando González-Ladrón-de-Guevara

“Promise and ISBSG Software Engineering Data Repositories: A Survey”
Cheikhi, Laila ; Abran, Alain
2013 Joint Conference of the 23rd International Workshop on Software Measurement and the 8th International Conference on Software Process and Product Measurement, October 2013, pp.17-24

“Proposals for Project Collection & Classification from the Analysis of the ISBSG Benchmark Release 8”
Domenico Natalie, Luca Santillo, Italo Della Noce, Monica Lelli, Stephania Lombardi, Guido Moretto, Simonetta Ortona
IWSM 2004 (14th International Workshop on Software Measurement), Berlin (Germany), Nov. 3-5, 2004

“Replicating Studies on Cross- vs. Single-company Effort Models using the ISBSG Database”
E. Mendes & C. Lokan
Empirical Software Engineering, 13(1): 3-37. February 2008

“Segmented Parametric Software Estimation Models: Using the EM Algorithm with the ISBSG 8 Database”
M. Garre, J.J. Cuadrado, M.A. Sicilia, M Charro, D Rodríguez
27th International Conference on Information Technology Interfaces, June 20-23, 2005 Croatia

“Sensitivity of results to different data quality meta-data criteria in the sample selection of projects from the ISBSG dataset”
M Fernández-Diego, M Martínez-Gómez, J Torralba-Martínez
Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Predictive Models in Software Engineering, 2010

“Sizing Software with Testable Requirements”
Testable Requirements defined and their use as a software sizing measure (eg. function points and lines of code) discussed. Provides examples of the application of a testable requirements size measure. Includes other related articles also.
Email: Peter B Wilson Ph.D.

“Software cost estimation : assessments and practical user guide”.
Thomas Kessler ( ) supervised by Professor Frederic Geurts ( ).
The abstract is written in English and the thesis is written in French.  It can be downloaded from:

“Software Effort Estimation using NBC and SWR: A comparison based on ISBSG projects”
Marta Fernández-Diego, Sanae Elmouaden, José-María Torralba-Martínez

“Software Project Effort Estimation Based on Multiple Parametric Models Generated Through Data Clustering”
Juan J. Cuadrado Gallego, Daniel Rodríguezl, Miguel Ángel Sicilial, Miguel Garre Rubiol, Angel García Crespo
Journal of Computer Science and Technology 22(3): 371~378 May 2007

“Software Project Effort Estimation Using Genetic Programming”
Y. Shan, R.I. McKay, C.J. Lokan and D.L. Essam
ICCCAS’02 (International Conference on Communications, Circuits and Systems), pages 1108-1112. Chengdu, China. July 2002

“The usage of ISBSG data fields in software effort estimation: A systematic mapping study”
Fernando González-Ladrón-de-Guevara, Marta Fernández-Diego, Chris Lokan

“The value and validity of software effort estimation models built from a multiple organization data set”
Kefu Deng
Masters thesis, University of Auckland, 2008

“Toward an Empirical Study to Investigate the Size Defect Relationship Using ISBSG Repository”
Wedyan, Fadi ; Al-Manai, Shirin ; Al-Ajlouni, Wajeeha
Proceedings of the International Conference on intelligent information processing, security and advanced communication, 23 November 2015, pp.1-5

“Using Chronological Splitting to Compare Cross- and Single-company Effort Models: Further Investigation”
C. Lokan & E. Mendes, January 2009
ACSC 2009 (32nd Australasian Computer Science Conference), Wellington, New Zealand

“Using Genetic A1gorithms to Generate Estimation Models”
D. Rodriguez, J. J. Cuadrado-Gallego, J. Aguilar
Applied Software Measurement Conference, IWSM/MetriKon, Germany, 2-3 November 2006