QWE2002 Paper 1I
Ms. Julia Gonzalez, Mr. Gullermo Lafuente, Mr. Luis Olsina, & Mr. Oscar Pastor
Automated Support for Web Metrics
- A Methodology to assure the quality of Websites.
- Definition of some automated metrics where data are
gathered by our tool.
- A catalogue to defined metrics and reused by
Automating support for many of the processes in an
evaluation project allows minimizing efforts and costs as well as
avoiding oversights and imprecisions introduced by the human
intervention. Having as a part of the Web evaluation process a
quantitative methodology that allows quantifying the quality of
Web applications and a toolkit to support it are lines of research
and development of our concern. In this article, we analyze about
twenty catalogued automated Web metrics, as well as the Website MA
(Metric Automation) tool, which provides data collection and
calculation to those metrics. In addition, we illustrate the level
of support given by this tool to the defined evaluation process
underlying the Web Quality Evaluation Methodology (WebQEM).
Effective and accurate measurement and evaluation processes require
not only methodological but also technological support.
About the Author
Julia Gonzalez Rodriguez
Education: Engeneering in Computer Science (UEX).
Position: Assistant professor and Researcher.
Currently, she continues researching about Web-site quality evaluation
and the support tools (Website MA and WEbQEM_Tool). They were running
case studies on museums, academic sites, and e-commerce bookstore
sites. Besides, he is investigating web metrics validation, and web
evaluation process models. Focused in Accesibility and Quality in
use, she is making is studies of post-graduated now.
Luis Olsina Santos
Education: Doctor in Science in the Software Engineering Area (UNLP)
and Master in Software Engineering (UNLP). Licenciado in Information
Systems (UNLu). Computer Programmer Analyst (UNLPam).
Position: Professor and Researcher and GIDIS Coordinator
Currently, he continues researching about the quantitative methodology
for Web-site quality evaluation and the support tools (Website MA and
WEbQEM_Tool). They were running case studies on museums, academic
sites, and e-commerce bookstore sites. Besides, he is investigating
web metrics validation, and web evaluation process models. On the
other hand, he is researching distributed software architectures in
order to implement an application for the control and monitoring of
Web-centered domotic functionality.