Run-time measurement of COSMIC functional size for Java business applications: Initial results


Joint Conference of the 22nd International Workshop on Software Measurement / 7th International Conference on Software Process and Product Measurement (IWSM-MENSURA), Assis, Brazil, 17 - 19 October 2012, pp.226-231 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume:
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/iwsm-mensura.2012.40
  • City: Assis
  • Country: Brazil
  • Page Numbers: pp.226-231


The issue of "Functional Size Measurement" is increasing in importance for software project management. It is considerably time-consuming and costly when functional size measurement is manually done. In this study, automatic measurement of COSMIC functional size for three-tier Java business applications at rum-time is aimed. Functional size measurement is performed by using a self-developed "Measurement Library" for functional processes that are triggered via graphical user interface of the application. The library has been utilized by being imported from a simple student registration system, and the application size has been measured automatically. It has been found that the COSMIC functional sizes measured automatically and calculated manually are 92% approximate.