Using Hybrid Model of Artificial Bee Colony and Genetic Algorithms in Software Cost Estimation

Gharehchopogh F. S., Maleki I., Talebi A.

9th International Conference of Information and Communiation Technologies (AICT), Rostov-on-Don, Russia, 14 - 16 October 2015, pp.102-106 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume:
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/icaict.2015.7338526
  • City: Rostov-on-Don
  • Country: Russia
  • Page Numbers: pp.102-106
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


The Software Cost Estimation (SCE) is one of most important issues in the cycle of development, management decision, and in the quality of software project. In the case of the lack of certainty of the exact cost for software projects' development, companies encounter with numerous challenges. Also, due to inaccurate cost estimates, making wrong decisions by project managers make irreparable damage. To reach this propos, the effective factors for developing software projects should be evaluated to ensure of the projects success. COCOMO model is the main model for SCE which acts based on criteria and quantities such as number of Line of Code (LOC) or the Function Point Analysis (FPA). Research in recent years has shown that COCOMO model has not a good performance in the SCE. In this paper, we studied SCE by using a hybrid of Genetic Algorithm (GA) and Artificial Bee Colony (ABC) which are Meta-Heuristic Algorithms. Test results show that proposed model, GA and ABC algorithms have less MRE errors values than the COCOMO model. Also, the hybrid model has better convergence comparing with the GA and ABC algorithms.