Model size matters

C.F.J. Lange

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Size is an important attribute of software artefacts; for most artefact types exists a body of measurement knowledge. As software engineering is becoming more and more model-centric, it is surprising that there exists only little work on model size metrics (MoSMe). In this position paper we identify the goals justifying the need for MoSMe, such as prediction, description and progress measurement. Additionally, we identify challenges that make it difficult to measure the size of UML models and that MoSMe have to deal with. Finally, we propose a classification of MoSMe and concrete examples of metrics for the size of UML models.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Models in Software Engineering : Workshops and Symposia at MoDELS2006 (MoDELS 2006) 1-6 October 2006, Genova, Italy
EditorsT. Kuhne
Place of PublicationBerlin
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-69488-5
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743


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