Journal of Computer Science

Software Cost Estimation Model Based on Integration of Multi-agent and Case-Based Reasoning

Hasan Al-Sakran

DOI : 10.3844/jcssp.2006.276.282

Journal of Computer Science

Volume 2, Issue 3

Pages 276-282


Accurate software cost estimation is a vital task that affects the firm's software investment decisions before committing required resources to that project or bidding for a contract. This study proposes an improved Case-Based Reasoning (CBR) approach integrated with multi-agent technology to retrieve similar projects from multi-organizational distributed datasets. The study explores the possibility of building a software cost estimation model by collecting software cost data from distributed predefined project cost databases. The model applying CBR method to find similar projects in historical data derived from measured software projects developed by different organizations.


© 2006 Hasan Al-Sakran. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.