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Papers and Conference Presentations



The purpose of this page is to provide a selected list of publications on JTC 1/SC7 standards.

This list is not exhaustive.  Contributions are welcome.  They should be sent to



Open Distributed Processing (ODP)

ISO/IEC 10746 and 13235 series


Janis R. Putman, , Architecting with RM-ODP, Prentice Hall PTR,

ISBN 0-13-019116-7

Software Engineering Process

ISO/IEC 12207, 14764, 15271,  15486 and 16326.


Pigoski, T.M., Practical Software Maintenance, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, ISBN: 0-471-17001-1

See also this overview

Software Engineering Standards

These are more general books referring to many JTC 1/SC7 standards..


Alain Abran and James W. Moore (Executive Editors), Pierre Bourque and Robert Dupuis (Editors), Leonard L. Tripp (Chair), Guide to the Software Engineering Body of Knowledge SWEBOK, IEEE CS Press, ISBN 0-7695-1000-0

NOTE:  This document is currently moving through the standardisation process.

2001 Kival Chaves Weber,  Cavalcanti da Rocha, Ana Regina do Nascimento, Célia Joseli, Qualidade e Productividade em Software, Makron Books Ltda, ISBN: 8534613222
1998 James W. Moore, Software Engineering Standards: A User's Road Map, IEEE CS Press, ISBN 0-8186-8008-3

Software Measurement Process

ISO/IEC 15939


John McGarry, David Card, Cheryl Jones, Beth Layman, Elizabeth Clark, Joseph Dean, Fred Hall, Practical Software Measurement: Objective Information for Decision Makers, Addison-Westley,

ISBN 0-201-71516-3


Software Process Assessment and Improvement

ISO/IEC 15540 series, ISO/IEC 12207, ISO 9000-3


Robin B. Hunter and Richard H. Thayer (editors), Software Process Improvement, IEEE CS Press, ISBN 0-7695-0999-1

NOTE: Refers also to ISO/IEC 9126

1998 Sami Zahran, Software Process Improvement: Practical Guidelines for Business Success, Addison-Wesley, ISBN 0-201-17782-X
1997 Khaled El Emam, Jean-Normand Drouin, and Walcélio Melo, SPICE
The Theory and Practice of Software Process Improvement
and Capability Determination
, IEEE CS Press, ISBN 0-8186-7798-8


Software Product Assessment

ISO/IEC 9126 and 14498 series

1997 Erik van Veenendaal, Julie McMullan (editors), Achieving Software Product Quality,  UTN Publishers, Den Bosch, The Netherlands, ISBN: 9072194527


Systems Engineering Process

ISO/IEC 15288.

1998 Richard Stevens, Peter Brook, Ken Jackson, and Stuart Arnold, Systems Engineering - coping with complexity, Prentice Hall PTR; ISBN: 0130950858

More details at the book web site.


Software Engineering Process

ISO/IEC 12207, 14764, 15271,  15288, 15486 and 16326.

2003 Press Release, ISO/IEC 15288 - The next 'standards phenomenon' for implementation by businesses worldwide?, ISO, 29 May 2003

Software Engineering Standards

These are more general papers referring to many JTC 1/SC7 standards and the standardization process.


Francois Coallier,  A Web year is three months - International standardization in software and systems engineering, ISO Bulletin, May 2003 pp. 5-9


Francois Coallier, International Standardization in Software and Systems Engineering, Crosstalk – The Journal of Defence Software Engineering, February 2003

Software Functional Size Measurement

ISO/IEC 14143 series, 20926

2003 David Braue: Hard rules for software, The Age, June 24 2003
2003 Carol Dekkers: Measuring the "logical" or "functional" size of software products and software application, ISO Bulletin, May 2003 pp. 10-13
2001 Ton Dekkers, John Kammelar: A functional sizing meta model, European Software Control and Metrics - Escom 2001, London, England on 2-4 April 2001
1999 Abran, A.; Jacquet, J.-P. , A Structured Analysis of the New ISO Standard on: "Functional Size Measurement - Definition of Concepts" (ISO/IEC 14143-1), in 4th IEEE International Software Engineering Standards Symposium, ISESS'99, Curitiba, Brazil, 1999

Software Product Assessment

ISO/IEC 9126 and 14498 series

2001 Motoei Azuma,  SQuaRE: The next generation of the ISO/IEC 9126 and 14598 International Standards Series on Software product quality, European Software Control and Metrics - Escom 2001, London, England on 2-4 April 2001
2001 D. Natale, M. Scannapieco, P.Angeletti, T.Catarci and G.Raiss,  Qualità dei Dati e Standard ISO/IEC 9126: Analisi Critica ed Esperienze nella Pubblica Amministrazione Italiana, Proceedings of the National Workshop on “Sistemi in Rete nella Pubblica Amministrazione: Cooperazione e Gestione di Dati e Documenti”, Roma, Italy, 2001 (in Italian).
2001 Kececi, N.; Abran, A., Analysing, Measuring and Assessing Software Quality In a Logic Based Graphical Model, in QUALITA 2001, Annecy, France, 2001, pp. 48-55

Systems Engineering Process

ISO/IEC 15288.

2002 Paul R. Croll, Interoperability of Systems Engineering Standards – Harmonizing Worls and National Perspective , 5th Annual Systems Engineering Conference, 22-24 October 2002