author = "Santos, Lucas Pereira dos and Ferreira, Maur{\'{\i}}cio 
                         Gon{\c{c}}alves Vieira",
          affiliation = "{Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)} and {Instituto 
                         Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)}",
                title = "Safety critical software effort estimation using COCOMO II: a case 
                         study in aeronautical industry",
              journal = "IEEE Latin America Transactions",
                 year = "2018",
               volume = "16",
               number = "7",
                pages = "2069--2078",
                month = "July",
             keywords = "software development, software cost estimation, software effort 
                         estimation, software cost prediction, software effort prediction, 
                         cocomo, safety-critical software.",
             abstract = "This paper provides a case study of a real aeronautical 
                         safety-critical software development project under the DO-178C 
                         processes, where the COCOMO II method was applied as an estimation 
                         technique for the required software development effort. The main 
                         goal and contribution of the case study is to support the research 
                         on software effort estimation and provide software practitioners 
                         with useful data based on a real project. We collected the actual 
                         required effort for the project and then compared to the estimated 
                         values. The rationales for each scale factor and effort multiplier 
                         selection were also described in details. We found a Magnitude of 
                         Relative Error (MRE) of 31% and provided alternatives for future 
                         work in order to increase the effort estimation accuracy in safety 
                         critical software projects.",
                 issn = "1548-0992",
             language = "en",
           targetfile = "santos_safety.pdf",
        urlaccessdate = "19 jan. 2021"