Journal of Software: Evolution and Process

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May 2015

Volume 27, Issue 5

Pages i–iii, 319–400

  1. Issue Information

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    1. Issue Information (pages i–iii)

      Article first published online: 11 MAY 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/smr.1683

  2. Research Articles

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    3. Research Articles
    1. A roadmap to ISO 14971 implementation (pages 319–336)

      Derek Flood, Fergal McCaffery, Valentine Casey, Ruth McKeever and Peter Rust

      Article first published online: 14 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/smr.1711

      The goal of this study is to validate a roadmap for the implementation of the ISO 14971 standard. The validation examined the arrangement of the milestones within the roadmap and grouping of the goals into milestones. Experienced risk management personnel in the medical device domain were asked to complete an on-line questionnaire examining their opinion on the structure and content of the roadmap. This paper presents the findings.

    2. Accounting for data encapsulation in the measurement of object-oriented class cohesion (pages 373–400)

      Jehad Al Dallal

      Article first published online: 23 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/smr.1714

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      This paper aims at demonstrating how to account for data encapsulation (DE) in cohesion measurement and reports empirical studies that investigate the impact of considering DE in cohesion measurement on cohesion values and the abilities of cohesion measures to predict class fault proneness. The results of the empirical study show that the cohesion values and the corresponding fault-proneness prediction results can significantly change when accounting for DE in cohesion measurement.