A culture-based profile model of software evaluators

Khaled Hamdan, Boumediene Belkhouche, Peter Smith

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    The paper proposes a new approach to software evaluation, which takes into consideration cultural factors. We use Profile Theory to develop a model that captures the essential technical and cultural characteristics of contextually effective software evaluators. These evaluator-defining characteristics include cultural, organizational, technical, and individual attributes, and relationships among them. We used surveys and literature to identify the prevalent characteristics and then defined a formal model. An illustrative example is elaborated to show how our model can be integrated in a CASE tool. We surmise that identifying the profile of software evaluators is a necessary step to ensure the effectiveness and validity of the evaluation of software systems.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationInformation Science and Applications 2018 - ICISA 2018
    EditorsKuinam J. Kim, Kuinam J. Kim, Nakhoon Baek
    PublisherSpringer Verlag
    Number of pages12
    ISBN (Print)9789811310553
    Publication statusPublished - 2019
    EventInternational Conference on Information Science and Applications, ICISA 2018 - Kowloon, Hong Kong
    Duration: Jun 25 2018Jun 27 2018

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Electrical Engineering
    ISSN (Print)1876-1100
    ISSN (Electronic)1876-1119


    OtherInternational Conference on Information Science and Applications, ICISA 2018
    Country/TerritoryHong Kong


    • Cultural attributes
    • Profile theory
    • Software evaluation
    • Software project performance
    • Team diversity

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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