Joint Conference of 26th International Workshop on Software Measurement (IWSM) / 11th International Conference on Software Process and Product Measurement (Mensura), Berlin, Germany, 5 - 07 October 2016, pp.195-200
Automation of functional size measurement (FSM) process has increasingly gained importance since manual measurement is time-consuming, costly, and sometimes error-prone. There exist studies that automate measurement from different software artifacts such as requirements specifications, design models, and software code. In this study we review and compare four studies that we have carried out in recent years to automate COSMIC FSM from software code. Based on the comparison and the lessons learned, we derive an operational scenario for automated FSM from software code and propose a set of requirements that need to be considered in automation. We think the proposal will be helpful not only for our future studies and also for future work of interested researchers.