Publications

Selected Publications:

  1. Wang, Y., Lively, W. M., and Simmons, D. B., “Software security analysis and assessment model for the web-based applications,” Journal of Computational Methods in Sciences and Engineering, Vol. 9, Numbers 1, 2, Supplement 2, 2009, pp. 179-189.
  2. Wang, Y., Lively, W. M., and Simmons, D. B., “Web Software Traffic Characteristics and Failure Prediction Model Selection,” Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Software Engineering and Data Engineering, June 30, 2008.
  3. Wang, Y., Lively, W. M., and Simmons, D. B., “Software Security Analysis and Assessment for the Web-Based Application,” Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Software Engineering and Data Engineering, June 30, 2008.
  4. Simmons, D. B., Lively, W. M., Nelson, C., and Urban, J. E., “Rapid Insertion of Leading Edge Industrial Strength Software into University Classrooms,” Handbook of Research on Open Source Software: Technological, Economic, and Social Perspectives, Idea Group, Inc., 701 E. Chocolate Avenue, Suite 200, Hershey, PA 17033, 2007, pp. 670-676.
  5. Zhang, D., and Simmons, D. B., “Use Statistical Method to Build Open Source Software Maturity Model,” Proceedings of the 2007 World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, & Applied Computing, Las Vegas, Nevada, June 25-28, 2007
  6. Wang, Yong, and Simmons, Dick, “Modeling Web Accessibility: A Case Study on Texas A&M University People Website,” Proceedings of the 18th IEEE International Conference on Tools with Artificial Intelligence (ICTAI 2006), Arlington, Virginia, November 13-15, 2006, pp. 115-118.
  7. Simmons, D. B., and Ma, N. “Software Engineering Expert System for Global Development,” International Conference on TOOLS with ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (ICTAI-2006), Arlington, VA, November 13-15, 2006, pp 33-38.
  8. Wang, Y. and Simmons, D. B., “Enhanced Enterprise Web-based Application Security Using Group Services,” Proceedings of the 10th IASTED International Conference – SOFTWARE ENGINEERING AND APPLICATIONS, Dallas, TX, USA, November 13-15, 2006, pp. 210-215.
  9. Simmons, D. B., “Software Engineering Education in the New Millennium,” The Thirtieth Annual International Computer Software and Application Conference, Chicago, USA, 18-21 September 2006, pp. 46-47.
  10. Kim, Sang Eun; Lively, William; and Simmons, Dick, “An Effort Estimation by UML Points in Early Stage of Software Development, Software Engineering Research, 2006, pp. 415-421.
  11. Simmons, Dick B., “Position Paper: Software Engineering Education: Past, Present, and Future,” Workshop on Advances in Computer Science and Engineering (RAM2006), Berkeley, California, 6 May 2006.
  12. Simmons, Dick B., “Twenty-first Century Software Production Paradigms,” Proceedings of the Twenty-Ninth Annual International Computer Software and Application Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, 26-28 July 2005, p. 367.
  13. Yun, Seok-Jun, and Simmons, Dick B., “Continuous Productivity Assessment and Effort Prediction Based on Bayesian Analysis,” Proceedings of the Twenty-Eighth Annual International Computer Software and Applications Conference, Hong Kong, September 28-30, 2004, pp. 44-49.
  14. Yun, Seok-Jun, and Simmons, Dick B., “Continuous Productivity Assessment and Prediction Tool”, Proceedings of the 2004 International Conference on Software Engineering Research and Practice, Las Vegas, Nevada, June 21-24, 2004, pp. 366-371.
  15. Wu, Ching-She, and Simmons, Dick B., “A Data Mining Approach for Dynamic Software Project Plan Tracking,” Fifteenth International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering, San Francisco, CA, June 30 through July 3, 2003, pp. 634-638.
  16. Simmons, D., “Measuring and Tracking Distributed Software Development Projects,” 9th IEEE Workshop on Future Trends of Distributed Computing Systems, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 28-30, May, 2003, pp. 63-69.
  17. In, Hoh Peter; Foster, Thomas; Thomas; Surprise, Jason; Jung, Sung-Oh; Simmons, Dick B.; and Fujihara, Hiroko, “Web-Based Feature Reduction System; A Case Study,” Proceedings of the Symposium on Applications and the Internet 2003, Orlando, Florida, 27-31 January 2003, pp. 406-409.
  18. Simmons, Dick B., “Software Engineering Licenses in Texas,” Proceedings of the Twenty-Sixth Annual International Computer Software and Application Conference (COMPSAC ‘02), Oxford, England, 24 August - 1 September, 2002, p. 346.
  19. Jung, Jinhwan, and Simmons, D. B., “Capability Assessment Tool,” Proceedings of the 6th World Multi-conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, Orlando, Florida, July 14-18, 2002, pp. 6–11.
  20. Jung, Jinhwan and Simmons, D. B., “CASE Tool Based Process Maturity Assessment,” Proceedings of the International Conference on Software Engineering Research and Practice, Las Vegas, Nevada, June 24-27, 2002, pp. 329-335.
  21. In, H.P., Foster, T., Surprise, J., Jung, Sung-Oh, Simmons, D.B., “Web-Based Feature Reduction System: A Case Study”, Proceeding of the 2002 International Symposium on Applications and the Internet, Jan. 28 – Feb. 1, 2002, Nara, Japan.
  22. Wu, Ching-She, Simmons, D. B., “Software Project Planning Associate (SPPA): A Knowledge Based Approach for Dynamic Software Project Planning and Tracking, Proceedings of the Twenty-Fourth annual International Computer Software and Applications Conference, Taipei, Taiwan, October 25-27, 2000, pp. 305-310.
  23. Simmons, D. B., Wu, Ching-She, “Plan Tracking Knowledge Base”, Proceedings of the Twenty-Fourth annual International Computer Software and Applications Conference, Taipei, Taiwan, October 25-27, 2000, pp. 299-304.
  24. Crouch, S. D., and Simmons, D. B., “The Unique Reference NCSLOC Metric”, Proceedings of the Twenty-Third Annual International Computer Software and Applications Conference, Phoenix, Arizona, October 27-29, 1999, pp. 16-17.
  25. Simmons, D. B., “Software Engineering in the Twenty-first Century,” Proceedings of the Advanced Software Technology in the Twenty-first Century and Related Topics in Computer Applications, Santa Clara, CA, March 8 & 9, 1998.
  26. Simmons, D. B., Ellis, N. C., Fujihara, H., and Kuo, W., Software Measurement -- A Visualization Toolkit for Project Control & Process Improvement, Prentice Hall, 1998.
  27. Babiker, E., Simmons, D., Shannon, R., and Ellis, N., "A Model for Reengineering Legacy Expert Systems to Object-Oriented Architecture," Expert Systems with Applications, Vol. 12, No. 3, 1997, pp. 363-371.
  28. Fujihara, H., Ellis, N. C., Shannon, R. E., and Simmons, D. B., "Knowledge Conceptualization Tool,” IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, March-April 1997, Volume 9, Number 2, pp. 209-220.
  29. Crocoll, W. M., Ellis, N. C., and Simmons, D. B., “The Trust Relationship Between Users and Intelligent Support Systems,” Proceedings of the Ninth International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Cancun, Mexico, -November 12-15, 1996, pp. 77-84.
  30. Garcia, M., Ellis, N. C., and Simmons, D. B., “A Knowledge Based System Used to Estimate Schedule, Effort, Staff, Documentation, and Defects in a Software Development Process,” Proceedings of the Ninth International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Cancun, Mexico, November 12-15, 1996, pp. 306-314.
  31. Ellis, N. C., and Simmons, D. B., “A Knowledge Based System Approach to Ergonomic Design,” Proceedings of the 14th International System Safety Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico, August 12-17, 1996, pp. 3C2_1 - 3C1_11.
  32. Simmons, D. B., Ellis, N. C., and Kuo, W., “Software Process Agents,” Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering, Lake Tahoe, Nevada, June 10-12 1996, pp. 323-329.
  33. Huarng, K., and Simmons, D. B., “An Object knowledge Canonical Form for Knowledge Reuse,” Expert Systems with Applications: An International Journal, Vol. 10, No. 1, Jan 1996, pp. 135-146.
  34. Goodman, S., Ellis, N., and Simmons, D., “An evolving ergonomic safety design associate,” Proceedings, International Industrial Ergonomics and Safety Conference, Seattle, WA, 1995, pp. 197-205.
  35. Garcia, M., Ellis, N. C., and Simmons, D. B., “Intelligent Software Status Predictor,” Proceedings of Fuzzy Logic 95, Burlingame, CA, November 7 - 9, 1995, pp. 15/1-15/8.
  36. Garcia, M., Ellis, N. C., and Simmons, D. B., “Intelligent Software Life Cycle Phase Predictor,” Proceedings of the Eight International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Monterrey, Mexico, October 17-20, 1995, pp. 342-347.
  37. Huarng, K., and Simmons, D. B., “Knowledge Reuse through the Application of the Object Knowledge Canonical Form,” Proceedings of the Nineteenth Annual International Computer Software and Application Conference, Dallas, Texas, August 9-11, 1995, pp. 40-45.
  38. Huarng, K., and Simmons, D. B., “Integration of Uncertainty Management Systems with Object-Oriented Expert System Building Tools,” Proceedings of the Eighteenth Annual International Computer Software and Applications Conference, Taipei, Taiwan, November 9-11, 1994, pp. 51-56.
  39. Fleming, M. A., Ellis, N. C., and Simmons, D. B., “An Environment for Objective Usability Measurement,” Proceedings of the Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference, October 17-19, 1994, 153-167.
  40. Jilg, J. M., Simmons, D. B., and Ellis, N. C., "Translation of Uncertainty Representation Formats through a Knowledge Canonical Form," Journal of Information Sciences, Volume 77, Numbers 1&2 (double issue), March 1994, pp. 101-118.
  41. Simmons, D. B., Fujihara, H., Stanley, J. G., Shannon, R. E., and Barrow, J., "Distributed Network Advisor", Proceedings International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Monterrey, Mexico, September 20-24, 1993, pp. 138-144.
  42. Fujihara, H., Simmons, D. B., Ellis, N. C., and Shannon, R. E., "A Knowledge Acquisition Tool for Structuring Interview Data," Proceedings International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, Monterrey, Mexico, September 20-24, 1993, pp. 316-324.
  43. Simmons, D. B., Ellis, N. C., and Escamilla, T. D., "Manager Associate," IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, Vol. 5, No. 3, June, 1993, pp. 426-438.
  44. Fujihara, H., Babiker, E. M., and Simmons, D. B., "Fuzzy Approach to Document Recognition," Proceedings of the Second IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems, San Francisco, California, March 28-April 1, 1993, pp. 980-985.
  45. Medrano, J., Fujihara, H., Simmons, D. B., "Extension of knowledge Acquisition Support Environment (KASE)," Proceedings of the First Engineering and Architecture Symposium, Workshop, and Exhibition (E&A'93), Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, TX, March 15-16, 1993.
  46. Jilg, J., Simmons, D., and Ellis, N., "A Fuzzy Translation of Knowledge Bases Incorporation Uncertainty Management," Proceedings of the Golden West International Conference on Intelligent Systems, Reno, Nevada, June 1-3, 1992, pp. 295-300.
  47. Simmons, D., Ellis, N., and Stanley, J., "Knowledge Sharing between Distributed Knowledge Based Systems," Proceedings of the Eleventh Annual IEEE International Phoenix Conference on Computers and Communications, Scottsdale, Arizona, April 1-3, 1992, pp. 701-705.
  48. Reddy, P. D., and Simmons, D. B., "Knowledge Acquisition Support Environment (KASE)," Proceedings of the Eighth IEEE Conference on Artificial Intelligence Applications, Monterey, CA, March 2-6, 1992, pp. 157-161.
  49. Simmons, D. B., "A Win-Win Metric Based Software Management Approach," IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Vol. 39, No. 1, February, 1992, pp. 32-41.
  50. Simmons, D. B., "Communications: A Software Group Productivity Dominator," Software Engineering Journal, IEE British Computer Society, United Kingdom, Vol. 6, No. 6, November, 1991, pp. 454-462.
  51. Gutekunst, K. R., Van Buijtenen, C. M., Ellis, N. C., and Simmons, D. B., "A Hypertext-based Knowledge Organization Tool," Proceedings of the International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence: Applications in Informatics, Cancun, Mexico, November 13-15, 1991, pp. 471-477.
  52. Lease, M., Brooks, S., Escamilla, T., Ellis, N., Simmons, D., and Stanley, J., "NetAdvisor -- A Computer Associate for Network Users and Managers," Proceedings of the International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence: Applications in Informatics, Cancun, Mexico, November 13-15, 1991, pp. 378-384.
  53. Haverda, T. H., Ellis, N. C., and Simmons, D. B., "The Visual Detectability Analysis Associate," International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 7, 1991, pp. 311-316.
  54. Simmons, D. B., Escamilla, T. D., and Ellis, N. C., "Expert System Building Tools," Proceedings of the Fifteenth Annual International Computer Software and Applications Conference, Kogakuin University, Tokyo, Japan, September 11, 1991, pp. 169-174.
  55. Escamilla, T. D., Simmons, D. B., and Ellis, N. C., "The Management of Uncertainty in Commercial Expert System Building Tools," Proceedings of the 2nd International IEEE Conference on Tools for Artificial Intelligence, IEEE Computer Society, Herndon, VA, November 6-9, 1990, pp. 471-477.
  56. Mitta, D. M., Ellis, N. C., and Simmons, D. B., "Human Factors Data: Knowledge Sources for Intelligent Design Associates," Proceedings of the Human Factors Society 34rd Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida, October 8-12, 1990, pp. 308-311.
  57. Simmons, D. B., and Escamilla, T. D., "The Mechanics of Representing Knowledge," Proceedings of the Human Factors Society 33rd Annual Meeting, Volume 1, Denver, Colorado, October 1989, pp. 361-365.
  58. Carver, D. L., and Simmons, D. B., "The Impact of Programming Methodology on Program Complexity," The Journal of Systems and Software, Volume 5, 1985, pp. 279-289.
  59. Carlson, Walter M., and Simmons, Dick B., “Special Message: Intersociety cooperation,” Communications of the ACM, ACM Press, New York, NY, Volume 27, Number 3, March 1984, pp. 174-175.
  60. Simmons, D. B., Marchbanks, M. P., Quick, M. J., Sheppard, S. V., and Brenner, B. C., "Complexity and Productivity Monitoring of Very Large Software Development Projects," Proceedings of the International Computer Symposium 1982, Taichung, Taiwan, Republic of China, 1982, pp. 439-441.
  61. Zolnowski, J. C. and Simmons, D. B., "Taking the Measure of Program Complexity," Proceedings of the 1981 National Computer Conference, pp. 329-336.
  62. Zolnowski, J. C., and Simmons, D. B., "Measuring Program Complexity in a COBOL Environment," Proceedings of the 1980 National Computer Conference, pp. 757-766.
  63. Elliott, R. W., Marchbanks, M. P., McWilliams, M. G., Ringer, L. J., and Simmons, D. B., "A Model for Estimating the Completion Status of Software Development Projects," Texas Engineering Experiment Station Technical Bulletin, July 1979, pp. 16-25.
  64. Zolnowski, J. C., and Simmons, D. B., "Measuring Complexity in Structured vs Unstructured COBOL Programs," Computers and Industrial Engineering, Vol. 21, Pergamon Press, 1978, pp. 141-151.
  65. Zolnowski, J. C. and Simmons, D. B., "Complexity Measure Applied to FORTRAN," Proceedings of COMPSAC 77, IEEE Catalog No. 77CH1291-4C, pp. 133-141.
  66. Zolnowski, J. C. and Simmons, D. B., "Measuring Program Complexity," Digest of Papers: COMPCON 77, Fall 1977, IEEE Catalog No. 77CH1291-3C, pp. 336-340.
  67. Crews, P. L., Lively, W. M., and Simmons, D. B., "A Multi-Lingual High Level Language Computer Architecture," Digest of Papers: Spring COMPCON 77, Spring 1977
  68. Scott, R. and Simmons, D. B., "Predicting Programming Group Productivity -- A Communications Model," IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, Vol. SE-1, No. 4, December 1975, pp. 441-414.
  69. Simmons, D. B., "Computer Network Management During Major CPU Upgrade," Proceedings of Guide 41, Denver, Colorado, November 9-14, 1975.
  70. Thompson, L., Simmons, D. B. and Lively, W., "Application of Computer Assisted Instruction for Medical Diagnosis," Proceedings of the 3rd Annual Texas Conference on Computing Systems, No. V, 1974.
  71. Simmons, D. B., Thompson, J. L., and Ward, D., "Introductory Computer Programming by Extension," Journal of Educational Data Processing, Vol. II, No. 6, pp. 19-26.
  72. Scott, R. and Simmons, D. B., "Programmer Productivity and the Delphi Technique," Datamation, 1974, pp. 71-73.
  73. Simmons, D. B., "Continuing Education Unit (CEU) records Management," Proceedings of the 60th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers, Atlanta, Georgia, April 14-18, 1974.
  74. Simmons, D. B., "Texas A&M: University Network Serving Outside Users," Datamation, March 1974, pp. 64-66.
  75. Simmons, D. B., "The Art of Writing Large Programs," Computer, March/April 1972, pp. 43-49.