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Quality Metrics and Analytics

General Introduction

The object-oriented paradigm is a dominant way in developing software systems. A basic argument of developers in favor of object-orientation is that it is closer to the way that human brains think, i.e. in terms of objects and actions. However, in order for object-oriented software development to preserve its main advantage, the developed software should stay modular and understandable. The group's focus in terms of object-oriented design is on methods and techniques that guarantee the internal and external product quality. Our work until now has been focused on GoF design patterns, code refactoring, and quality assessment. We have applied our research on some emerging application domains like game development. As future development, we aim at investigating approaches on artifact traceability, the validation of existing metrics, the introduction of new metrics and metric suites, and continue the work of the group on patterns, refactorings, component extraction and OO game development.

Research Projects

  • PROMES (Processes Models for Engineering of Embedded Systems)
    Grant: ITEA
    Period: 2013-2015

Tools and Demos

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Recent Publications

(For more publications go to the publications page for Quality Metrics and Analytics.)

Maria Eleni Paschali, Apostolos Ampatzoglou, Stamatia Bibi, Alexander Chatzigeorgiou, and Ioannis Stamelos. Reusability of Open Source Software across Domains: A Case Study. Journal of Systems and Software, 134(12):211–227, 2017.   doi
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Elvira Maria Arvanitou, Apostolos Ampatzoglou, Alexander Chatzigeorgiou, and Paris Avgeriou. A Method for Assessing Class Change Proneness. In 21st International Conference on Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering (EASE’ 17). ACM, 2017.   pdf
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Elvira Maria Arvanitou, Apostolos Ampatzoglou, Alexander Chatzigeorgiou, Matthias Galster, and Paris Avgeriou. A Mapping Study on Design-Time Quality Attributes and Metrics. Journal of Systems and Software, 127(5):52–77, 2017.   doi
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Sofia Charalampidou, Apostolos Ampatzoglou, Alexander Chatzigeorgiou, Antonios Gkortzis, and Paris Avgeriou. Identifying Extract Method Refactoring Opportunities based on Functional Relevance. IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, 43, 2017.   doi
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Theodoros Amanatidis, Alexander Chatzigeorgiou, Apostolos Ampatzoglou, and Ioannis Stamelos. Who is Producing More Technical Debt? A Personalized Assessment of TD Principal. In 9th International Workshop on Managing Technical Debt (MTD’ 17). ACM, 2017.   pdf
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Sofia Charalampidou, Apostolos Ampatzoglou, Alexander Chatzigeorgiou, and Paris Avgeriou. Assessing Code Smell Interest Probability: A Case Study. In 9th International Workshop on Managing Technical Debt (MTD’ 17). ACM, 2017.   pdf
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Panagiotis Sarigiannidis, Thomas Lagkas, Stamatia Bibi, Apostolos Ampatzoglou, and Paolo Bellavista. Hybrid 5G optical-wireless SDN-based networks, Challenges and Open Issues. IET Networks, 2017.   pdf
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Daniel Feitosa, Paris Avgeriou, Apostolos Ampatzoglou, and Elisa Yumi Nakagawa. The Evolution of Design Pattern Grime: An Industrial Case Study. In 18th International Conference on Product-Focused Software Process Improvement (PROFES 2017). Springer, 2017.   pdf
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Makrina Viola Kosti, Apostolos Ampatzoglou, Alexander Chatzigeorgiou, George Pallas, Ioannis Stamelos, and Lefteris Angelis. TD Principal Assessment through Structural Quality Metrics. In 43rd Euromicro Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications (SEAA’ 17). IEEE, 2017.   pdf
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Theodoros Amanatidis, Alexander Chatzigeorgiou, and Apostolos Ampatzoglou. The relation between technical debt and corrective maintenance in PHP web applications. Information and Software Technology, 87, 2017.   pdf
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Daniel Feitosa, Rutger Alders, Apostolos Ampatzoglou, Paris Avgeriou, and Elisa Yumi Nakagawa. Investigating the effect of design patterns on energy consumption. Journal of Software: Evolution and Process, 29, 2017.   doi
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Sofia Charalampidou, Apostolos Ampatzoglou, Paris Avgeriou, Seren Sencer, Elvira Maria Arvanitou, and Ioannis Stamelos. A Theoretical Model for Capturing the Impact of Design Patterns on Quality: The Decorator Case Study. In 32nd ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC 2017). ACM, 2017.   pdf
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Lina Garces, Apostolos Ampatzoglou, Paris Avgeriou, and Elisa Yumi Nakagawa. Quality attributes and quality models for ambient assisted living software systems: A systematic mapping. Information and Software Technology, 82(2):121–138, 2017.   doi
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Areti Ampatzoglou, Apostolos Ampatzoglou, Paris Avgeriou, and Alexander Chatzigeorgiou. A Financial Approach for Managing Interest in Technical Debt. In Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, pages 117–133. . Springer, 2016.   doi
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Maria Eleni Paschali, Apostolos Ampatzoglou, Stamatia Bibi, Alexander Chatzigeorgiou, and Ioannis Stamelos. A case study on the availability of open-source components for game development. In 15th International Conference on Software Reuse (ICSR 2016). Springer, 2016.   pdf
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Stamatia Bibi, Apostolos Ampatzoglou, and Ioannis Stamelos. A Bayesian Belief Network for Modeling Open Source Software Maintenance Productivity. In 12th International Conference on Open Source Software Systems (OSS 2016). Springer, 2016.   pdf
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Elvira Maria Arvanitou, Apostolos Ampatzoglou, Alexander Chatzigeorgiou, and Paris Avgeriou. Software Metrics Fluctuation: A Property for Assisting the Metric Selection Process. Information and Software Technology, 72(4):110–124, 2016.   doi
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Georgios Digkas, Alexander Chatzigeorgiou, Apostolos Ampatzoglou, and Paris Avgeriou. A Study On The Accumulation Of Technical Debt On Framework-based Web Applications. In 9th Seminar Series on Advanced Techniques & Tools for Software Evolution (SATToSE 2016). 2016.   pdf
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Areti Ampatzoglou, Apostolos Ampatzoglou, Alexander Chatzigeorgiou, Paris Avgeriou, Pekka Abrahamsson, Antonio Martini, Uwe Zdun, and Kari Systa. The Perception of Technical Debt in the Embedded Systems Domain: An Industrial Case Study. In 8th International Workshop on Managing Technical Debt (MTD’ 2016). IEEE Computer Society, 2016.   pdf
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Panos Kyriakakis, Alexander Chatzigeorgiou, Apostolos Ampatzoglou, and Stelios Xinogalos. Evolution of method invocation and object instantiation pattern in PHP ecosystem. In 20th Pan-Hellenic Conference on Informatics (PCI 2016). ACM, 2016.   pdf
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Xeni-Christina Kounoukla, Apostolos Ampatzoglou, and Konstantinos Anagnostopoulos. Implementing Game Mechanics with GoF Design Patterns. In 20th Pan-Hellenic Conference on Informatics (PCI 2016). ACM, 2016.   pdf
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Apostolos Ampatzoglou, Paris Avgeriou, Thom Koenders, Pascal van Alphen, and Ioannis Stamelos. Quality Rule Violations in SharePoint Applications: An Empirical Study in Industry. In 17th International Conference on Product-Focused Software Process Improvement (PROFES 2016). Springer, 2016.   pdf
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