Dr Sue Black

Senior Research Associate
Department of Computer Science, University College London

Journal Papers

Emad Ghosheh, Sue Black, Epaminondas Kapetanios, Mark Baldwin: “Exploring the Relationship between UML Design Metrics for Web Applications and Maintainability”, in Journal of Object Technology, vol. 9, no. 3, May- June 2010, pp. 125-144.

Black, S. E., Boca, P., Bowen, J. P., Gorman, J., Hinchey, M., Formal vs Agile: Survival of the fittest, IEEE Computer, September 2009.

Black, S. E. " Deriving an approximation algorithm for automatic computation of ripple effect measures ” Journal of Information and Software Technology, Vol 50/7-8 pp 723-736, June 2008.

Ghosheh, E. and Black, S. E., Empirical validation of UML class diagram metrics through an industrial case study, Journal of Electronics & Computer Science (JECS), vol. 10, no. 4, pp. 6374, 2008

Ghosheh, E., Black, S. E., Qaddour, J., An introduction of new UML design metrics for web applications, International Journal of Computer and Information Science, vol. 8, no. 4, December 2007.

Black, S. E. “ Is ripple effect intuitive? A pilot study”, NASA: Innovations in Systems and Software Engineering, Springer, July 2006.

Black, S. E. “ Computing ripple effect for software maintenance”, Journal of Software Maintenance and Evolution: Research and Practice 2001;13:263-279.

Peer Reviewed Conference Papers

Black, S. E. and Jacobs, J. Using Web 2.0 to Improve Software Quality, Web2SE Workshop at IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE), Cape Town, May 4th 2010.

Black, S. E., Harrison, R. and Baldwin, M., A Survey of Social Media Use in Global Systems Development, Web2SE Workshop at IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE), Cape Town, May 4th 2010.

Counsell, S., Hierons, R., Hamza, H. and Black, S., Is a strategy for code smell assessment long overdue?, WETSoM'10: Workshop on Emerging Trends in Software Metrics at IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE), Cape Town, May 4th 2010.

Black, S. E., Bowen, J. and Griffin, K., Can Twitter Save Bletchley Park?, Museums and the Web 2010, Denver, Colorado, USA, April 2010.

Agrifoglio, R., Black, S. E. and Metallo, C., Twitter Acceptance: The Role of Intrinsic Motivation, Proceedings of ALPIS, Sprouts: Working Papers on Information Systems, 10(9). http://sprouts.aisnet.org/10-9 2010.

S. Counsell, S. Black, D. Bowes and T. Hall., Fault Analysis in OSS Based on Program Slicing Metrics, Proceedings of Software Engineering and Advanced Applications (SEAA), August 2009, Patras, Greece.

Kargupta, S. , Black, S. E., Visualizing the Underlying Trends of Component Latencies affecting Service Operation Performance, ACTEA 2009, Advances in Computational Tools for Engineering Applications, Lebanon, July 15th-17th 2009.

Kargupta, S. , Black, S. E., , Service Operation Impedance and its role in projecting some key features in Service Contracts, ICWE 2009 International Conference on Web Engineering, San Sebastian, Spain, June 24-26th 2009.

Ghosheh, E., Black, S. E., WapMetrics: a tool for computing UML Design Metrics for Web Applications, 7th ACS/IEEE International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications (AICCSA-2009), Morocco, May 2009.

Steve Counsell, Tracy Hall, David Bowes, Sue Black, Program Slice Metrics and Their Potential Role in DSL Design , Position Paper Proceedings of Workshop on Knowledge Industry Survival Strategy Initiative (KISS), part of ASWEC 2009, Brisbane, Australia, April 2009.

Ghosheh, E., Black, S. E., Qaddour, J., An Industrial Study using UML Design Metrics for Web Applications, 7th International Conference on Computer and Information Science, Marriot Portland City Center, Portland, Oregon, USA, May 14 - 16, 2008.

Ghosheh, E., Black, S. E., Qaddour, J., Design metrics for web application maintainability measurement,  6th ACS/IEEE International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications, Doha, Qatar, March 31 - April 4, 2008.

Gallagher, K. and Hall, T. and Black, S. Reducing regression test size by exclusion, 23rd International Conference on Software Maintenance . Paris, France, 2-5 Oct 2007.

Bilal, H. Z. and Black, S. E., Computing Ripple Effect for Object Oriented Software, Quantitative Approaches in Object-Oriented Software Engineering (QAOOSE) workshop, Nantes, France, July 3rd 2006.

Phillips, N. P. and Black, S. E., How Not to Lose the Plot: Capturing Organisational Patterns, 1st International Conference 2006 - Future Challenges and Current Issues in Business Information, Organisation and Process Management, July 29th 2006.

Dominguez, J., Linecar, P and Black, S. E., Visualisation of a Suitability Filter for Agile Methods, Software Quality Management, 10-12 April 2006, Southampton, UK

Gosheh, E., Qaddour, J., Kuofie, M. and Black, S. E. A comparative analysis of  maintainability approaches for web applications, ACS/IEEE International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications, March 8-11, 2006, Dubai, UAE.

Black, S. E., Counsell, S., Hall, T., and Wernick, P., Using program slicing to identify faults in software: an exploratory study Beyond Program Slicing, Dagstuhl, Seminar Nº 05451, November 2005.

Phillips, N. P. and Black, S. E., Distinguishing between learning, growth and evolution, Software Evolvability 2005, co-located with ICSM 2005, Budapest, Hungary, September 2005.

Ross, M., Black, S. E., Boldyreff, C. Paterson, F. and Walsh, K. "Addressing the 24/7 issue", 6th International Women into Computing conference, 14th-16th July 2005, Greenwich, UK.

Bilal, H. Z and Black, S. E., Using the ripple effect to measure software quality, SQM 2005, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, UK. 21st to 23rd March 2005.

Black, S. E., Jameson, J., Komoss, R., Meehan, A. and Numerico, T. "Women in Computing: a European and International Perspective", 3rd European Symposium on Gender & ICT: Working for Change, Feb 1st 2005, Weston Conference Centre, UMIST Manchester UK

Black, S. E. and Rosner, P. E. "Measuring Ripple Effect for the Object Oriented Paradigm", IASTED International Conference on Software Engineering, 15th-17th February 2005, Innsbruck, Austria.

Bell G. A., and Black, S. E. “A Research Design and Experiment for Validating the alpha Metric”, IEEE 10th International Software Metrics Symposium, Chicago, USA, 12th-14th September 2004.

Black. S.E., Boldyreff, C, Paterson, F. and Ross, M. “Web-based communities for girls and women in IT: countering influences from home, school and work through to retirement”, IADIS International conference on web based communities, Lisbon, Portugal, March 24-26, 2004

Black, S. E. and Mole, D, An initial attempt at validating the alpha metric”, 7th IASTED International Conference on Software Engineering and Applications, Marina del Rey, California, USA, November 3-5, 2003.

Komoss, R and Black, S. E., “Internationalisation of computer science curricula leading to increased uptake by female students", International Summer Meeting of "Euro-Asian Co-operation ", Mediterranean Institute of Technology, Scientific and Technologic Park, Marseille, France, July 2003.

Black, S. E. “Automating ripple effect measurement”, 5th World Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, Orlando, Florida, 22-25th July, 2001.

Black, S. E. “Measuring ripple effect for software maintenance”, International Conference on Software Maintenance, Oxford, UK. 30th August – 3rd September, 1999.

Black, S. E. and Wigg, J. D. “X-RAY: A multi-language industrial strength tool”, International Workshop on Software Measurement, Quebec, Canada, 8th –10th September 1999.

Book Chapters

E. Ghosheh, S. Black, and J. Qaddour, “An Industrial Study using UML Design Metrics for Web Applications”, Computer and Information Science, Studies in Computational Intelligence series, Springer, Volume 131/2008, 231-241, ISBN: 978-3-540-79186-7, May 2008.

Black, S. E. "The Role of Ripple Effect in Software Evolution", Software Evolution and Feedback: Theory and Practice, Nazim H. Madhavji (Editor), Juan Fernandez-Ramil (Co-Editor), Dewayne Perry (Co-Editor), Wiley, UK, ISBN: 0-470-87180-6, 616 pages, April 2006

Black, S. E. and Clark, F. H. “Measuring the ripple effect of Pascal programs” Dumke, R.; Abran, A.(Eds.), New Approaches in Software Measurement.Lecture Notes on Computer Science 2006, Springer Verlag, 2001, 245 S. ISBN 3-540-41727-3,

Black, S. E. “REST – A tool to measure the ripple effect of C and C++ programs”, In Dumke R. and Abran, A. (eds.) Software Measurement: Current Trends in Research and Practice, Deutscher Universitats Verlag, 1998, 159-172.

PhD Thesis:

Black, S. E., “Computation of Ripple Effect Measures for Software”, PhD thesis, South Bank University, 103 Borough Road, London SE1 0AA, September 2001.

Technical Reports:

Sue Black and Mark Harman. Aspect Oriented Software Development: Towards A Philosophical Basis. Technical Report TR-06-01, Department of Computer Science, King's College London, 2006.

Black, S. E. and Rosner, P. E. "Measuring Ripple Effect for the Object Oriented Paradigm", South Bank University, 103 Borough Road, London SE1 0AA, TR-SBU-CISM-02-19

Bell, G.A., and Black, S., "Review of Software Quality Founded on Design Laws (SQUFOL) Documents", London South Bank University, 103 Borough Road, London SE1 0AA, Technical Report SBU-CISM-03-03

Bell, G.A., and Black, S., "Investigating the Connectivity between Software Measurement and the Alpha Metric", London South Bank University, 103 Borough Road, London SE1 0AA, Technical Report SBU-CISM-03-05

Bell, G.A., and Black, S., "A Research Design for Validating the Alpha Metric and ProComplex Tool", London South Bank University, 103 Borough Road, London SE1 0AA, Technical Report SBU-CISM-03-06

Bell, G.A., and Black, S., "Investigating the Capability Maturity Model and the Alpha Metric ", London South Bank University, 103 Borough Road, London SE1 0AA, Technical Report SBU-CISM-03-07