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Alain April

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Current place of employment:
École de Technologie Supérieure de Montréal

Alain April is a Professor of Software Engineering and a long standing member of the Research Laboratory at the École de Technologie Supérieure (ETS) - Université du Quèbec.

He is currently Co-editor of the Guide to the Software Engineering Body of Knowledge software maintenance and software quality chapters. He is also actively involved in international software engineering standards (WG25 on ITIL processes).

Professor April has more than 25 years of industry experience in information systems quality and software engineering.

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April, Alain and Desharnais, Jean-Marc (2005): Software Maintenance Expert System (SMXPERT) - a Decision Support Instrument. In: Chen, Chin-Sheng, Filipe, Joaquim, Seruca, Isabel and Cordeiro, José (eds.) ICEIS 2005 - Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems May 25-28, 2005, Miami, USA. pp. 142-148.

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Godin, Robert, Missaoui, Rokia and April, Alain (1993): Experimental Comparison of Navigation in a Galois Lattice with Conventional Information Retrieval Methods. In International Journal of Man-Machine Studies, 38 (5) pp. 747-767.

A controlled experiment was conducted comparing information retrieval using a Galois lattice structure with two more conventional retrieval methods: navigating in a manually built hierarchical classification and Boolean querying with index terms. No significant performance difference was found between Boolean querying and the Galois lattice retrieval method for subject searching with the three measures used for the experiment: user searching time, recall and precision. However, hierarchical classification retrieval did show significantly lower recall compared to the other two methods. This experiment suggests that retrieval using a Galois lattice structure may be an attractive alternative since it combines a good performance for subject searching along with browsing potential.

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April, A.; Hayes, J. Huffman; Abran, A.; Dumke, R., Software Maintenance Maturity Model (SMmm): The software maintenance process model , in Journal of Software Maintenance and Evolution: Research and Practice , Vol. 17(3) , 2005 , pp. 197-223 .

April, A.; Champagne, R., What is the Service Level of your CMMS Supplier (1 of 2) , in maintenance & asset management Journal, Engineering Information Transfer Pty Ltd , Vol. 21, No. 1 , 2006 , pp. 25-29 .

April, A.; Laporte, C., What is the Service Level of your CMMS Supplier (2 of 2) , in maintenance & asset management Journal, Engineering Information Transfer Pty Ltd , Vol. 21, No. 2 , 2006 , pp. 34-38 .

Laporte, C.; April, A.; Renaud, A., The application of International Software Engineering Standards in Very Small Enterprise , in IEEE Canadian Review, Fall/Autumn , 2006 , pp. 14-15 .

April, A.; Abran, A.; Dumke, R., What you Need to Know about Software Maintenance , in The Maintenance and Asset Management Journal , Vol. 20(2) , 2005 .

April, A, Abran, A. Dumke, R., What you Need to Know about Software Maintenance , in The Maintenance Journal , Vol. 17(1) , 2004 , pp. 10-13 .

April, A.; Laporte, C.Y., Software Quality , in Measuring Quality Requirements in Information System , Hershey, PA , Idea Group Inc. , 2005 .

Pigoski, T.; April, A., Software Maintenance , in Ironman version of the Guide to the Software Engineering Body of Knowledge , IEEE-Computer Society Press , 2005 , pp. 6-1 to 6-15 .

April, A.; Reeker, L.; Wallace, D., Software Quality , in Ironman version of the Guide to the Software Engineering Body of Knowledge , IEEE-Computer Society Press , 2004 , pp. 11-11 to 11-14 .

April, A.; Desharnais, J-M., Software Maintenance Knowledge-Based System (S3MXpert) , in Proceedings of the 5th IASTED International Conference on Web-based education , Puerto-Vallarta, Mexico , 2006 , pp. 270-274 .

April, A.; Desharnais, J-M.; Dumke, R., A Formalism of ontology to support a software maintenance knowledge-based system , in Proceedings of the Eighteenth International Conference on Software Engineering & Knowledge Engineering Conference (SEKE06) , San Francisco, CA, USA, July 5-7 , 2006 , pp. 331-336 .

Horia, I.; April, A.; Kosch, H.; C.Hofbauer; P.Bourque, Exploration Using a Commercially Available Database for the Identification of Video Image Scenes , in IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE’06), 9 -13 July , Montréal, Canada , 2006 , pp. 3294-3298 .

Laporte, C.Y., April, A, Renault, A., Applying ISO/IEC Software Engineering Standards in Small Settings: Historical Perspectives and Initial Achievements, , , 2006, , pp ., Applying ISO/IEC Software Engineering Standards in Small Settings: Historical Perspectives and Initial Achievements , in Proceedings of the SPICE Conference, May 4-5 , Luxembourg , 2006 , pp. 57-62 .

Paquette, D-A.; April, A.; Abran, A., Assessment Results Using the Software Maintenance Maturity Model (S3m) , in Proceedings of the 16th International Workshop on Software Measurement - (IWSM-Metrikom 2006) , Nov. 2-3, Postdam, Germany, Shaker-Verlag , 2006 , pp. 147-160 .

April, A.; Desharnais, J-M., Software Maintenance expert system (SMxpert) A Decision Support Instrument , in 7th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS2005) , FL, USA , 2005 , pp. 142-147 .

April, A., SMcmm: Software Maintenance Capability Maturity Model , in Statistic Canada Conference 2005 , Ottawa, Canada , 2005 .

April, A.; Abran, A.; Dumke, R., Assessment of Software Maintenance Capability: A model and its Architecture , in IASTED conference on Software Engineering , Innsbruck, Austria , 2004 .


April, Alain; Abran, Alain; Reiner R, Dumke, Software Maintenance Capability Maturity Model (SM-CMM): Process Performance Measurement , in International Workshop on Software Measurement (IWSM) , Montreal , Shaker-Verlag , 2003 , pp. 16 .

April, A.; J., Bouman; A., Abran; D., Al-Shurougi, Software maintenance in a Service Level Agreement: Controlling the Customer Expectations , in Proceedings Fourth European Software Measurement Conference, FESMA , Heidleberg, Germany , 2001 , pp. 39-47 .

April, A. A.; Al-Shurougi, D., Software Product Measurement for Supplier Evaluation , in FESMA-AEMES Software Measurement Conference 2000 - "Management Excellence through IT Measurement" , Madrid, Spain , 2000 , pp. 7 .

April, A.; Abran, A.; Merlo, E., Process Assurance Audits: Lessons Learned , in ICSE - LSR 98, International Conference on Software Engineering - Lessons and Status Reports , IEEE , Kyoto, Japan , IEEE Computer Society Press , 1998 .

April, A.; Abran, A.; Merlo, E., Configuration Management Extensions for Millennium Compliance: An Experience Report , in SoST '98 - Symposium on Software Technology , Buenos Aires, Argentina , 1998 , pp. 9 .

April, Alain; Merlo, Ettore; Abran, Alain, A Reverse Engineering Approach to Evaluate Function Point Rules , in Working Conference on Reverse Engineering (WCRE'97) , Amsterdam, Netherlands , IEEE Computer Society Press , 1997 , pp. 236-246 .

Laguë, B.; April, A., Mapping of the ISO 9126 Maintainability Internal Metrics to an industrial research tool , in SESS , Montreal , 1996 .

Coallier, F., Trillium: A Model for the Assessment of Telecom Software System Development and Maintenance Capability , in Proceedings of the IEEE International Software Engineering Symposium , Bonn , IEEE Computer Society Press, Los Alamitos, CA , 1995 , pp. 175-183 .

April, A.; Coallier, F., Trillium: A Customer-Oriented Assessment Method for Software System Development Capability , in Proceedings Quebec-German workshop on software measurement , Bonn , 1995 .

April, A., Coallier, F., Trillium: A model for the Assessment of Telecom Software Development Capability , in Proceedings 2nd International SPICE symposium , T.P. Rout , Brisbane, Australia , 1994 , pp. 79-88 .

 

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