About the Author
Alain Abran, PhD, is Professor and the Director of the Software Engineering Research Laboratory at Université du Québec (Canada). Dr. Abran is the Co-Executive Editor of the SWEBOK project. He has been actively involved in software engineering standardization as the International Secretary for ISO/IEC JTC SC7 Software and System Engineering and as co-manager for the Common Software Measurement International Consortium (COSMIC). Dr. Abran's research interests include software productivity and estimation models, software engineering foundations, software quality, software functional size measurement, software risk management, and software maintenance management.