Concordia University - Montreal, Quebec, Canada

INSE 6260/4/UU - Software Quality Assurance

(Winter 2015)

Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering (CIISE)

Concordia University






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 Final Schedule for Project Presentations


 1- No report to be submitted

 2- Power Point Presentation of the chosen article in class

 3- Duration of the presentation: 10-15 min. Less than 10 min or more than 15 min will be penalized

 4- All the members should present

 5- The order of presentations will be decided randomly

 6- The article to be presented has to be submitted and the names of the presenters should be indicated in the paper

Very Important: The class room for the midterm is: GN M100 (Grey Nuns' Building)


    The midterm exam will be based on:

       1- The slides covered in class, Lectures 1 to 5, including Data Flow Analysis Techniques (Additional Slides for Lecture 3).

       2- The explanations I gave in class even if they are not in the slides, but       clearly discussed and stressed.

 New: I'll be available Monday, March 2nd from 10h30 to 11h30 for office hours.

 New: The full version of Lecture 4 is available. The new link replaces the old one

 New: Midterm Exam is scheduled on March 3rd.

 New: The team list is available under Assignments link

 Project deliverables should be submitted in class as Hard copy not by email

Time:                          Tuesday, 17h45 20h15

Classroom:                 B-040            

Office hours:              Friday, 10h30 12h00 or by appointment (Office: EV.7.630)

Instructor:               Dr. J. Bentahar


Tel: 514-848-2424 Ext. 5382

Course Web:    

You can use this web site to get lecture notes, useful links, assignments, and other useful information. It is highly advised to visit the web site regularly.


1) Software Quality Assurance: From Theory to Implementation
Daniel Galin
Addison Wesley, 2004

ISBN: 0-201-70945-7


This book covers several issues related to software quality assurance. Some important chapters are: software quality challenge, what is software quality, software quality factors, and software testing.


2) Metrics and Models in Software Quality Engineering

 Stephen H. Kan

Addison-Wesley, 2004 (available online) 

ISBN:  0-201-72915-6


This book is a reference in software metrics. It covers a comprehensive breadth of measurement theory and software quality metrics.


3) Foundation of Testing

Aditya P. Mathur

Draft book