Complex network model for software system and complexity measurement

Song Gao, Li Chunping

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Abstract

This paper proposes a new method for measuring the complexity of software systems based on complex network theory. We first construct the complex network model for software system. Then, the complexity of a homogeneous system is defined according to the entropy theory. With the experiments on open source software systems, we show that our method can reveal the complexity on different aspects of software systems, such as inheritance and understanding complexity.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 WRI World Congress on Computer Science and Information Engineering, CSIE 2009
Pages624-628
Number of pages5
Volume7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event2009 WRI World Congress on Computer Science and Information Engineering, CSIE 2009 - Los Angeles, CA, United States
Duration: 31 Mar 20092 Apr 2009

Conference

Conference2009 WRI World Congress on Computer Science and Information Engineering, CSIE 2009
CountryUnited States
CityLos Angeles, CA
Period31/03/092/04/09

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Information Systems
  • Software

Cite this

Gao, S., & Chunping, L. (2009). Complex network model for software system and complexity measurement. In 2009 WRI World Congress on Computer Science and Information Engineering, CSIE 2009 (Vol. 7, pp. 624-628). [5170394] https://doi.org/10.1109/CSIE.2009.135