SemCASS: technical competence assessment within software development teams enabled by semantics
by Ricardo Colomo-Palacios, Angel Garcia-Crespo, Juan Miguel Gomez-Berbis, Cristina Casado-Lumbreras, Pedro Soto-Acosta
International Journal of Social and Humanistic Computing (IJSHC), Vol. 1, No. 3, 2010

Abstract: The environment surrounding organisations is characterised by an increasing necessity of competent personnel that need to be assessed. Moreover, personnel factors are capital for software development projects. Given the importance of people in certain sectors, this paper introduces SemCASS, a tool based on semantic technologies to feed competence evaluation with competence evidences within software development projects. These evidences are taken from two different sources. On the one hand competence facts derived from the analysis of project repositories using natural language processing techniques. On the other hand, standard competence evidences collected using mobile technologies. SemCASS benefits from the standardisation of personnel performance metrics related to software development teams as well as the capital importance of competence ontologies and semantic reasoning as basic support of new knowledge management efforts. Due to these set of features, the reliability and precision of the competence assessment will increase drastically.

Online publication date: Mon, 12-Apr-2010

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