QuASoQ 2017

5th International Workshop on Quantitative Approaches to Software Quality

in conjunction with the 24th Asia-Pacific Software Engineering Conference (APSEC 2017)
Nanjing, Jiangsu, China, 4th December 2017

Key Note by Hironori Washizaki

Pitfalls and Countermeasures in Software Quality Measurements and Evaluations


In this talk we discuss common pitfalls and their countermeasures in software quality measurements and evaluations based on research and practical achievements. The pitfalls include negative Hawthorne effects, organization misalignment, uncertain future, and self-certified quality. Corresponding countermeasures include goal-oriented multidimensional measurements, alignment visualization and exhaustive identification of rationales, prediction incorporating uncertainty and machine-learning based measurement improvement, and standard/pattern-based evaluation.

Hironori Washizaki is the Director and a Professor with the Global Software Engineering Laboratory, Waseda University, Japan. He is also a Visiting Professor with the National Institute of Informatics, and an Outside Director with the SYSTEM INFORMATION CO., LTD. He received the Ph.D. degree in information and computer science from Waseda University, in 2003. He was a Visiting Professor with the Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, in 2015. He has long-term experience of researching and practicing software design, reuse, quality assurance, and education. He has served on the organizing committees of various international software engineering conferences, including ASE, ICST, SPLC, CSEE&T, SEKE, BICT, APSEC, and AsianPLoP, on the Editorial Board of international journals, including the Int. J. Soft. Eng. & Know. Eng., the IEICE Trans. Info. & Sys., and the Heliyon. He has served at many professional societies, such as the IEEE Computer Society Japan Chapter Chair, the SEMAT Japan Chapter Chair, the IPSJ SamurAI Coding Director, ISO/IEC/JTC1 SC7/WG20 Convener, the Int. J. Agile and Extreme Software Development Editor-in-Chief, and the IEEE Computer Society Membership at Large for the Professional and Educational Activities Board.