Product Focused Software Process Improvement

5th International Conference, PROFES 2004, Kansai Science City, Japan, April 5-8, 2004. Proceedings

  • Frank Bomarius
  • Hajimu Iida
Conference proceedings PROFES 2004

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3009)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Software Process Improvement

    1. Mahmood Niazi, David Wilson, Didar Zowghi, Bernard Wong
      Pages 1-16
    2. Kjetil Moløkken, Anette C. Lien, Magne Jørgensen, Sinan S. Tanilkan, Hans Gallis, Siw E. Hove
      Pages 17-29
    3. Teresa Baldassarre, Nicola Boffoli, Danilo Caivano, Giuseppe Visaggio
      Pages 30-46
    4. Lasse Harjumaa, Ilkka Tervonen, Pekka Vuorio
      Pages 62-75
  3. Software Quality

    1. Jukka Riekki, Pekka Isomursu, Minna Isomursu
      Pages 105-119
    2. Axel Spriestersbach, Thomas Springer
      Pages 120-130
    3. Lerina Aversano, Gerardo Canfora, Giovanni Capasso, Giuseppe A. Di Lucca, Corrado A. Visaggio
      Pages 131-145
  4. Measurement

    1. Félix García, Francisco Ruiz, Mario Piattini
      Pages 146-158
    2. Pasquale Ardimento, Maria Teresa Baldassarre, Danilo Caivano, Giuseppe Visaggio
      Pages 159-173
    3. Magne Jørgensen, Kjetil Moløkken
      Pages 174-184
    4. S. Kanmani, V. Rhymend Uthariaraj, V. Sankaranarayanan, P. Thambidurai
      Pages 185-202
  5. Methods and Tools

    1. Yoshiki Higo, Toshihiro Kamiya, Shinji Kusumoto, Katsuro Inoue
      Pages 220-233
    2. Amandeep, Günther Ruhe, Mark Stanford
      Pages 248-262
  6. Experimental Software Engineering

    1. Osamu Mizuno, Takanari Hamasaki, Yasunari Takagi, Tohru Kikuno
      Pages 263-273
    2. Naoki Ohsugi, Masateru Tsunoda, Akito Monden, Ken-ichi Matsumoto
      Pages 274-286
    3. Markku Oivo, Pasi Kuvaja, Petri Pulli, Jouni Similä
      Pages 302-317
  7. Industrial Experiences

    1. Minna Pikkarainen, Matias Vierimaa, Hannu Tanner, Raija Suikki
      Pages 318-332
    2. João M. Fernandes, Francisco J. Duarte
      Pages 348-362
  8. Agile Methods

    1. Tuomo Kähkönen, Pekka Abrahamsson
      Pages 378-392
    2. Kari Känsälä
      Pages 424-430
    3. Marcello Visconti, Curtis R. Cook
      Pages 431-441
    4. Ari Keronen, Mauri Myllyaho, Pasi Alatalo, Markku Oivo, Harri Antikainen, Jarmo Rusanen
      Pages 442-456
  9. Software Process Assessment

  10. Requirements Engineering

    1. Laura Lehtola, Marjo Kauppinen, Sari Kujala
      Pages 497-508
  11. Software Reuse / COTS

    1. Jingyue Li, Reidar Conradi, Parastoo Mohagheghi, Odd Are Sæhle, Øivind Wang, Erlend Naalsund et al.
      Pages 538-552
    2. Alejandra Cechich, Mario Piattini
      Pages 553-567
    3. Mercedes Ruiz, Isabel Ramos, Miguel Toro
      Pages 568-581
  12. Back Matter

About these proceedings


On behalf of the PROFES organizing committee we are proud to present to you the proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Product Focused Software Process Improvement (PROFES 2004), held in Kansai Science City, Japan. Since 1999, PROFES has established itself as one of the recognized international process improvement conferences. In 2004 the conference left Europe for the first time and moved to Japan. Japan and its neighboring countries are intensifying their efforts to improve software engineering excellence, so it was a logical step to select Japan as the venue for PROFES 2004. The purpose of the conference is to bring to light the most recent findings and results in the area and to stimulate discussion between researchers, experienced professionals, and technology providers. The large number of participants coming from industry confirms that the conference provides a variety of up-to-date topics and tackles industry problems. The main theme of PROFES is professional software process improvement (SPI) motivated by product and service quality needs. SPI is facilitated by software process assessment, software measurement, process modeling, and technology transfer. It has become a practical tool for quality software engineering and management. The conference addresses both the solutions found in practice and the relevant research results from academia. This is reflected in the 41 full papers, which are a balanced mix of academic papers as well as industrial experience reports.


C++ programming language COTS software Refactoring collaborative so design pattern documentation embedded software modeling programming project management software metrics software process improvement software process management software products software quality

Editors and affiliations

  • Frank Bomarius
    • 1
  • Hajimu Iida
    • 2
  1. 1.Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering (IESE)KaiserslauternGermany
  2. 2.Nara Institute of Science and TechnologyGraduate School of Information ScienceNaraJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-21421-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-24659-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349
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