Prof Rachel Harrison

Professor in Computer Science
Editor-in-Chief, Software Quality Journal

Prof Rachel Harrison is a member of the Department of Computing and Communication Technologies in the Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment (TDE) at Oxford Brookes University. Previously she was Professor of Computer Science at the University of Reading, Head of the Department of Computer Science, Director of Research for the School of Systems Engineering, and Co-Founder and Director of the Reading e-Science Centre and of the Informatics Research Centre. Her research interests include systems evolution, software metrics, requirements engineering, usability and software testing. She has published over 100 refereed papers and consulted widely with industry, working with organizations such as IBM, the DERA, Philips Research Labs, Praxis Critical Systems and The Open Group. She is Editor-in-Chief of the Software Quality Journal, published by Springer.


Publications

Publications (reverse chronological order)
*** = especially significant publication
T = publication specifically related to teaching

1 Journal Papers - Academic Journals

  • D. Rodriguez Garcia, J C. Riquelme, Roberto Ruiz, R. Harrison, A Study of Subgroup Discovery Approaches for Defect Prediction, Information and Software Technology, 55, pp.  , 2013, ISSN 0950 5849, DOI: (in press). PDF Download: final-IST-paper-v2
  • R. Harrison, D. Flood, D. Duce, Usability of Mobile Applications: Literature Review and Rationale for A New Usability Model, Journal of Interaction Science, Springer (in press) 2013. PDF Download: HarrisonFloodDuce_JOIS
  • D. Flood, R. Harrison, D. Duce, C. Iacob, Evaluating Mobile Applications: A Spreadsheet Case Study, International Journal of Mobile HCI (in press), 2012. PDF Download: FloodEtAl_manuscript
  • Flood, D., Harrison, R., Iacob, C., Nosseir, A., McDaid, K., Are mobile spreadsheet applications usable? Journal of Organisational and End User Computing, IGI Global, DOI: 10.4018/JOEUC, ISSN: 1546-2234, EISSN: 1546-5012 (in press), 2012. PDF Download: FloodHarrisonJOEUC2012
  • Flood, D., Harrison, R., Nosseir, A., McDaid, K., Are mobile spreadsheet applications usable? Journal of Organisational and End User Computing (submitted)
  • D. Rodriguez Garcia, M.A. Sicilia, E. Garcia, R. Harrison, Empirical Findings on Team Size and Productivity in Software Development, Journal of Systems and Software, 2011, ISSN 0164-1212 doi:10.1016/j.jss.2011.09.009. PDF Download: jss11_teamsize ***
  • K Boness, A. Finkelstein, R. Harrison, A method for assessing confidence in requirements analysis, Information and Software Technology, 53, pp. 1084-1096, 2011, ISSN 0950 5849, DOI: 10.1016/j.infsof.2011.05.003 PDF Download: bonessfinkelsteinharrison2011 ***
  • K Boness, R. Harrison, Goal Sketching from a Concise Business Case, IARIA, 3(1), September 5, 2010, pp. 90 - 99, ISSN 1942-2628 PDF Download: iaria-goal-sketching-from-a-concise-business-case1
  • K Boness, R. Harrison, K. Liu, Goal sketching: An Agile Approach to Clarifying Requirements, IARIA, 1(1), Jan 2009, pp. 1 - 13, ISSN 1942-2628 PDF Download: iaria-goal-sketching-an-agile-approach
  • K Boness, A. Finkelstein, R. Harrison, A lightweight technique for assessing risks in requirements analysis, IET Software, 2(1), p 46-57, Feb. 2008, ISSN 1751-8806. *** PDF Download:bonessfinkelsteinharrison2008
  • M Bartsch, R Harrison, An Exploratory Study of the Effect of Aspect-Oriented Programming on Maintainability, Software Quality Journal, Springer, 16(1), pp. 23-44, Jan 2008, ISSN 0963-9314 (Print) 1573-1367 (Online) *** PDF Download: bartsch-harrison-an-exploratory-study
  • S.C. Cook, R. Harrison, P. Wernick, Information System Evolvability, Feedback and Pattern Languages, IEE Proceedings Software, 153(4), pp. 137-148, Aug 2006, ISSN 1462-5970 *** PDF Download: cookharrisonwernick-pdf
  • S.C. Cook, R. Harrison, M.M. Lehman, P. Wernick. Evolution in Software Systems: Foundations of the SPE Classification Scheme. Journal of Software Maintenance and Evolution, 18(1) pp. 1-35, Jan/Feb 2006. ISSN 1040-550X *** PDF Download: speplus-jsme-reva
  • C.F. Snook, R. Harrison. Experimental comparison of the comprehensibility of a Z specification and its implementation in Java. Information and Software Technology, 46(14):955-971, Sep. 2004. ISSN 0950 5849. *** PDF Download: snookharrisonExperimentalcomparison
  • C.F. Snook, R. Harrison. Practitioners’ Views on the Use of Formal Methods: An Industrial Survey by Structured Interview, Information and Software Technology, 43: 275-283, March 2001. ISSN 0950 5849. *** PDF Download: practitioners-views-ist01
  • R. Harrison. Guest editor’s corner: empirical studies of software development and evolution. The Journal of Systems and Software, 53(1):1, July 2000. ISSN 0164-1212. *** PDF Download: essdeguestxintro
  • R. Harrison, S.J. Counsell, RV. Nithi. Experimental assessment of the effect of inheritance on the maintainability of object-oriented systems. The Journal of Systems and Software, 52(3):173-179, June 2000. ISSN 0164-1212. *** PDF Download: harrison99experimentaljss
  • R. Harrison, N. Baddoo, E. Barry, S. Biffl, A. Parra, B. Winter, J. Wuest. Directions and methodologies for empirical software engineering research. Empirical Software Engineering: An International Journal, 4(4):405-410, Dec. 1999. ISSN 1382 3256. PDF Download: directions2
  • R. Harrison. Empirical studies of software development and evolution: workshop report. Empirical Software Engineering: An International Journal, 4(4):351-352, Dec. 1999, ISSN 1382 3256. PDF Download: ESSDEreport
  • M.E.X. Mendes, W. Hall, R. Harrison. Applying measurement principles to improve hypermedia authoring. The New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia, 5:105-132, 1999. ISSN 1361 4568. PDF Download: Mendes_Applying
  • M.E.X. Mendes, R. Harrison and W. Hall. Reusability and Maintainability in Hypermedia Applications for Education. Information and Software Technology, 40(14):841-850, Dec. 1998. ISSN 0950 5849. PDF Download: MendesIST98
  • M.E.X. Mendes, W. Hall, R. Harrison. Applying Metrics to the Evaluation of Educational Hypermedia Applications. Journal of Universal Computer Science, 8(4):382-403, 1998. Springer. PDF Download: jucs1998
  • R. Harrison, S.J. Counsell, R. Nithi. An evaluation of the MOOD set of object-oriented software metrics. IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, 24(6):491-496, June1998. ISSN 0098 5589 *** PDF Download: harrisoncounsellnithitse98
  • R. Harrison, S.J. Counsell, R.V. Nithi. An investigation into the applicability and validity of object-oriented design metrics. Empirical Software Engineering: An International Journal 3(3):255-274, 1998. ISSN 1382 3256. ***
  • R. Harrison, L. Briand, J. Daly, M. Kellner, D.M. Raffo, M.J. Shepperd. Process modelling and empirical studies of software evolution. Empirical Software Engineering: An International Journal, 2(4):381-403, Dec 1997. ISSN 1382 3256. ***
  • R. Harrison, L.G. Samaraweera, M.R. Dobie, P.H. Lewis. An Evaluation of Code Metrics for Object-Oriented Programs. Information and Software Technology, 38(7):701-707, Jul. 1996, ISSN 0950 5849. ***
  • R. Harrison, L.G. Samaraweera, M.R. Dobie, P.H. Lewis. Comparing programming paradigms: an evaluation of functional and object-oriented programs, Software Engineering Journal, pp. 248-254, Jul 1996. ISSN 0268 6961. *** Download: report3-Harrison-95
  • R. Harrison, L.G. Samaraweera, M.R. Dobie, P.H. Lewis. Estimating the quality of functional programs: an empirical investigation. Information and Software Technology, 37(12):701-7, Dec. 1995. ISSN 0950 5849 *** Download: report1b-Harrison-Lewis-IST95
  • H. Glaser, R. Harrison. Data abstraction in Modula-2. Information and Software Technology, 35 (11/12):619-626, Nov. 1993, ISSN 0950 5849.
  • R. Harrison. Quantifying internal attributes of functional programs. Information and Software Technology, 35(10):554-560, Oct. 1993. ISSN 0950 5849. ***
  • R. Harrison. The use of functional languages in teaching computer science. The Journal of Functional Programming, 3(1):67-75, Jan. 1993. ISBN 0956 7968 *** T

2 Conference Contributions – Refereed

  • Claudia Iacob and Rachel Harrison, Retrieving and Analyzing Mobile
    Apps Feature Requests from Online Reviews, The 10th Working Conference on Mining Software Repositories (MSR 2013), May 18-19. San Francisco, California, USA
  • Ian Bayley, Derek Flood, Rachel Harrison, Clare Martin, MobiTest: A Cross-Platform Tool for Testing Mobile Applications, Seventh International Conference on Software Engineering Advances (ICSEA 2012), Lisbon, Portugal, November 2012. PDF Download: ICSEA-MobiTest-final-1
  • Derek Flood, Rachel Harrison, Claudia Iacob, Lessons Learned from Evaluating the Usability of Mobile Spreadsheet Applications, 4th International Conference on Human-Centred Software Engineering (HCSE), Toulouse, France, October 29-31, 2012
  • Daniel Rodriguez, Israel Herraiz, and Rachel Harrison, On Software Engineering Repositories and Their Open Problems, 1st International Workshop on Realizing AI Synergies in Software Engineering (RAISE 2012), co-located with ICSE 2012, Zurich, Switzerland, 5 June 2012
  • Israel Herraiz, Daniel Rodriguez and Rachel Harrison, On the statistical distribution of object-oriented system properties, 3rd International Workshop on Emerging Trends in Software Metrics (WETSoM 2012), co-located with ICSE 2012, Zurich, Switzerland, 3 June 2012
  • Bazil Stanley Solomon, David Duce and Rachel Harrison, Modeling Social Media Collaborative Work, MiSE 2012, co-located with ICSE 2012, Zurich, Switzerland, 3 June 2012
  • Derek Flood, Panagiotis Germanakos, Rachel Harrison, Fergal McCaffery, Estimating cognitive overload in mobile applications for decision support within the medical domain, International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS 2012), (poster), Wroclaw Poland June 2012
  • C. Martin, D. Brown, I. Bayley, R. Harrison, Formal Specification of a Mobile Diabetes Management Application Using the Rodin Platform and Event-B, Rodin User and Developer Workshop, 27-29 February 2012, Fontainebleau, France
  • E. Garcia, C. Martin, A. Garcia, R. Harrison, D. Flood, Systematic analysis of mobile diabetes management applications on different platforms, Information Quality in eHealth, 7th Conference of the Austrian Computer Society Workgroup: Human-Computer Interaction and Usability Engineering (USAB 2011), Graz, Austria. 25-26th November 2011 PDF Download: USAB
  • D. Flood, R. Harrison, A. Nosseir, Useful but tedious: An evaluation of mobile spreadsheets, Psychology of Programming Interest Group Workshop (PPIG), York, UK, 6-8th September 2011 PDF Download: ppigpaper1-final
  • B. S. Solomon, D. A. Duce, R. Harrison, Methodologies for using Social Media Collaborative Work Systems, In A. K. Chopra, F. Dalpiaz, and S. L. Lim, editors, First International Workshop on Requirements Engineering for Social Computing (RESC 2011), in conjunction with the 19th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference, Trento, Italy, August 29th 2011. PDF Download: solomonduceharrison
  • D. Rodriguez, R. Ruiz, José C. Riquelme, R. Harrison, Subgroup Discovery Approaches for Defect Prediction, SSBSE 2011, in: M. B. Cohen and M. Ó Cinnéide (Eds.): SSBSE 2011, LNCS 6956, pp. 269–270. Springer, Heidelberg (2011) Sept 2011 (poster) PDF Download: SSBSEPoster
  • D. Rodriguez, M. Ruiz, José C. Riquelme, R. Harrison, Optimización multiobjetivo de la toma de decisiones en gestión de proyectos software basada en simulación, JISBD 2011, Sept 2011
  • C. Martin, D. Flood, D. Sutton, A. Aldea, R. Harrison, M. Waite, A Systematic Evaluation of Mobile Applications for Diabetes Management, 13th IFIP TC13 Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (Interact 2011) (poster), Portugal, Sept 2011, in INTERACT 2011, pp. 466-469, Part IV, LNCS 6949 PDF Download: interactposter
  • M. Ruiz, D. Rodriguez, José C. Riquelme, R. Harrison, Multiobjective Simulation Optimization in Software Project Management, Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2011), July 12 -16, 2011 Dublin, Ireland. PDF Download: Gecco-final
  • D. Flood, R. Harrison and K. McDaid, Spreadsheets on the Move: An Evaluation of Mobile Spreadsheets, Proc. European Spreadsheet Risks Interest Group 12th Annual Conference (EuSpRIG), London, UK, July 2011. PDF Download: Eusprig
  • C E Martin, D Flood, R Harrison, A protocol for evaluating mobile applications, Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction (IHCI) 2011, IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems, Rome, July 2011 PDF Download: martin2011
  • D Flood, R Harrison, C E Martin, K. McDaid, A systematic evaluation of mobile spreadsheets apps, Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction (IHCI) 2011, IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems, Rome, July 2011. PDF Download: iadisfinalfloodetal-11
  • SE Black, R Harrison, M Baldwin, A Survey of Social Media Use in Global Systems Development, Web2SE Workshop, ICSE 2010, May 2010, South Africa, ISBN 978-1-60558-975-6 PDF Download: BlackHarrisonBaldwinWeb2SE2010CameraReady
  • K Boness, R Harrison, Goal sketching and the Business Case, The Fourth International Conference on Software Engineering Advances (ICSEA 09), Portugal, October 2009 (organised by IARIA). (Best paper award) PDF Download: icsea-2009
  • K Boness, R Harrison, Goal Sketching with Activity Diagrams, The Third International Conference on Software Engineering Advances (ICSEA 08), Malta, October 2008 (organised by IARIA). (Best paper award) PDF Download: icsea-2008
  • K Boness, R Harrison, Goal Sketching: Towards Agile Requirements Engineering, The Second International Conference on Software Engineering Advances (ICSEA 07), France, August 2007. (Best paper award) PDF Download: icsea-2007
  • M Bartsch, R Harrison, Design Patterns with Aspects: A Case Study, EuroPLoP, Kaufbeuren, Germany. July 2007 PDF Download: design-patterns-with-aspects-in-context-a-case-study-rev-6
  • M Bartsch, R Harrison, Towards an Empirical Validation of Aspect-Oriented Coupling Measures, 1st Workshop on Assessment of Aspect-Oriented Technologies (ASAT 07) Vancouver, British Columbia, March 12, 2007 PDF Download: towards-an-empirical-validation-of-aspect-oriented-coupling-metrics5
  • M. Bartsch and R. Harrison. “An Evaluation of Coupling Measures for AspectJ”. Presented at the LATE Workshop at the Aspect-Oriented Software Development Conference (AOSD). Bonn, Germany. 2006. PDF Download: bartsch-harrison-an-evaluation-of-coupling-measures-for-aspectj-revised
  • M. Bartsch and R. Harrison. “A Coupling Framework for AspectJ - Extended Abstract”. In Proceedings of the Conference on Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering (EASE). Keele, UK. 2006. BCS, p. 139. PDF Download: bartsch-harrison-a-coupling-framework-for-aspectj
  • K Boness, M Bartsch, S C Cook, R Harrison, A Practical Approach to Goal Modelling for Time-Constrained Projects, International Workshop on Requirements Engineering for Information Systems in the Digital Economy, REISDE, Reading, Oct 2005 PDF Download: a-practical-approach-to-goal-modelling-for-time-constrained-projects
  • S C Cook, R Harrison, P Wernick, A Simulation Model of Self-organising Evolvability in Software Systems, IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance (ICSM 2005), Special Session on Software Evolvability, Budapest, Hungary, Sept 25-30, 2005 PDF Download: icsm05-cook-harrison-wernick1
  • S C Cook, K Boness, M Bartsch, R Harrison, P Wernick, A Pattern Language for Goals, Workshop on Requirements Engineering Decision Support (REDECS ‘05) at the 13th IEEE International RE Conf, Paris, August 29th, 2005 PDF Download: cook-redecs05-final
  • K Boness, R. Harrison, K. Liu. Acknowledging the Implications of Requirements, International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, ICEIS, May 2005, Miami/USA. PDF Download: iceis054
  • T.A. Millea, K. Liu, R. Harrison. Meeting the Challenge of Ubiquitous Systems: Semiotic Autonomics, CPHC/BCS Grand Challenge Conference, March 2004.
  • S C Cook, R Harrison, H Ji. Software evolution and software evolvability. IEEE Workshop on Software Analysis and Maintenance at STEP 2003, Amsterdam, NL, Sep. 2003. PDF download: cookjiharrison_00a
  • S C Cook, R Harrison, T Millea, L Sun. Challenges of Highly Adaptable Information Systems. IEEE Int. Workshop on Evolution of Large-scale Industrial Software Applications (ELISA), Amsterdam, NL, Sep. 2003 PDF download: cook-elisa-workshop-2003
  • R. Harrison, D. E. Avison, K. H. Bennett, R. Bishop, M. Ramage, D. Targett, K. Liu. Key issues in information systems and software engineering: views from a joint network of practitioners and academics, International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS ‘03), pp. 357-363, Angers, France, Apr. 2003. *** PDF download: keyXissues
  • K. Liu, R. Harrison. Embedding “Softer” Aspects into the Grid. Euroweb 2002 Conference, Oxford, UK, Dec. 2002.
  • D. Rodriguez Garcia, R. Harrison, M. Satpathy, J. Dolado. An investigation of the use of Bayesian belief networks for project management. International Conference on IT (CIT), India, Dec. 2002. PDF download: cit02
  • M. Satpathy, R. Harrison. A typed generic process model for product focused process improvement. IEEE International Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC 2002), pp. 379-384, Oxford, UK, Aug. 2002. ISBN 07695 17277, ISSN 0730 315. *** PDF download: satpathy
  • D. Rodriguez Garcia, R. Harrison, M. Satpathy, J. Dolado. An investigation of prediction models for project management. IEEE International Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC 2002), Oxford, UK, pp. 779-784, Aug. 2002. ISBN 07695 17277, ISSN 0730 3157 *** PDF download: rodriguezetalcompsac02
  • K.D. Boness, R. Harrison. A data collection case study supporting requirements oriented prediction and management in software. IEEE International Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC 2002), pp. 744-746, Oxford, UK, Aug. 2002. ISBN 07695 17277, ISSN 0730 3157. ***
  • D. Rodriguez, R. Harrison, M. Satpathy. A generic model and tool support for assessing and improving web processes, 8th IEEE Int. Symposium on Software Metrics, (Metrics ‘02), Ottowa, pp. 141-151, June 2002. IEEE CS Press, ISBN 0-7695-1339-5. *** PDF download: rodriguezetalmetrics02
  • M. Satpathy, R. Harrison, D. Rodriguez Garcia. Investigation of product process dependency models through probabilistic modelling. In Empirical Assessment in Software Engineering (EASE 2002), Keele University, April 2002.
  • D. Rodriguez Garcia, R. Harrison, M. Satpathy. A generic model for assessing and improving web processes. Int. Conference on Software and Systems Engineering and Applications (ICSEA 2001), Paris, Dec. 2001.
  • S.C. Cook, R. Harrison, H. Ji. Dynamic and static views of software evolution. IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance (ICSM 2001), pp. 592-601, Florence, Italy, Nov. 2001. ISBN 07695-1189-9 ***
  • D. Rodriguez Garcia, R. Harrison, M. Satpathy, J Dolado. Tool support for the typed generic process model. In Current Trends in Software Measurement (Dumke, Abran (eds)), Proc. 11th International Workshop on Software Measurement, (IWSM’01), pp. 85-96, Aug. 2001, Montreal, Canada. Shaker Verlag, Germany. rodriguezetal_iwsm01
  • S.C. Cook, R. Harrison, B. Ritchie. Assessing the evolvability of a financial management information system. Workshop on object-oriented architectural evolution at ECOOP 2001, Budapest, June 2001.
  • M. Satpathy, R. Harrison, C.F. Snook, M. J. Butler. A comparative study of formal and informal specifications through an industrial case study. IEEE/IFIP Joint Workshop on Formal Specifications of Computer-Based Systems (FSCBS 2001), pp. 133-137, Washington, USA, April 2001. ***
  • C.F. Snook, R. Harrison. Experimental comparison of the comprehensibility of a Z specification and its implementation. Empirical Assessment in Software Engineering (EASE 2001), Keele University, April 2001.
  • M.J. Wells, R. Harrison. The Liminal Moment. Empirical Assessment in Software Engineering (EASE 2001), Keele University, April 2001.
  • D. Rodriguez Garcia, R. Harrison. Practitioners views on web development: an industrial survey by semi-structured interviews. 13th Int. Conference on Software and Systems Engineering and Applications (ICCSEA 2000), Paris, France, Dec. 2000. PDF download: rodriguez_harrison_icssea2000
  • M. Satpathy, R. Harrison, C.F. Snook, M.J. Butler. A Generic Model for Assessing Process Quality. In 10th International Workshop on Software Measurement (IWSM 2000), Berlin, Oct. 2000. Also in New Approaches in Software Measurement, ed. R. Dumke, A. Abrain, LNCS 2006:94-110. 2001. Springer-Verlag. ISSN 0302 9743, ISBN 3540 417273. ***
  • M.J. Wells, R. Harrison. Emergent Behaviour of Human Activity Systems, Workshop, Linz, August 2000, http://falcon.ifs.uni-linz.ac.at/workshop/wells.doc
  • M. Maritz, R. Harrison. Improving Information System Success using Co-operative and Multidisciplinary Development Techniques. In Beg, Borrow or Steal: Using Multidisciplinary Approaches in Empirical Software Engineering Research, ICSE 2000 Workshop, Limerick, June 2000.
  • M.J. Wells, R. Harrison. Multidisciplinary Solutions for Multidisciplinary Problems. In Beg, Borrow or Steal: Using Multidisciplinary Approaches in Empirical Software Engineering Research, ICSE 2000 Workshop, Limerick, June 2000.
  • C.F. Snook, R. Harrison. Practitioners’ views on the use of formal methods: an industrial survey by structured interview, Empirical Assessment in Software Engineering (EASE 2000), Keele University, April 2000.
  • R. Harrison, M.J. Wells. A Meta-analysis of Multidisciplinary Research, Empirical Assessment in Software Engineering (EASE 2000), Keele University, April 2000. PDF download: meta-analysis-of-multidisciplianary-research
  • R. Harrison, S.J. Counsell. The role of inheritance in the maintainability of object-oriented systems. In European Software Control and Metrics Conference (ESCOM 2000), pp. 449-458, Munich, Germany, April 2000. Shaker Publishing B.V. ISBN 90-423-0102-3 ***
  • R. Harrison, S.J. Counsell. Object oriented software understandability - an empirical investigation. International Conference on Software Engineering Applications (ICSEA ‘99), Paris, France, pp 6-2-1 to 6-2-11, Dec 1999. PDF download: metrics99-harrison-counsell
  • R. Harrison, M. Wells. Software and Organisation Co-Evolution, SOCE Workshop, ICSM, Oxford, pp. 34-38, Sept 1999.R. Harrison, M. Wells. Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary Research Methods and their Impact on Software and System Design. Workshop on Empirical Studies of Software Maintenance (WESS), ICSM, Oxford, pp. 16-20, Sept 1999.
  • R. Harrison, S.J. Counsell. The role of coupling in object oriented software. SOCE Workshop, ICSM, Oxford, pp. 10-14, Sept 1999.
  • R. Harrison. Summary: Empirical Studies of Software Development and Evolution. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE ‘99), pp.709, LA, USA, May 1999. ISSN 0270 5257. ***
  • R Harrison, SJ Counsell, R Nithi, Experimental assessment of the effect of inheritance on the maintainability of object-oriented systems, EASE 99, Keele University, Apr 1999
  • R. Harrison. Designing for Ease of Systems Maintenance. 3rd International Workshop on Empirical Studies of Software Maintenance (WESS ‘98), pp. 43, Maryland, USA, ed. S.L. Pfleeger, J. Rosenberg, Nov. 98.
  • R. Harrison, S.J. Counsell, R. Nithi. Coupling metrics for object-oriented design. In IEEE International Software Metrics Symposium (Metrics ‘98), pp. 150-157, Maryland, USA, Nov 1998. IEEE CS Press. ISBN 08186-92014 *** PDF download: harrisoncounsellnithimetrics98
  • M. Greenwood, R. Harrison, P. Henderson, B. Warboys. An empirical study of the evolution of a software system. IEEE International Conference on Automated Software Engineering, Honolulu, Hawaii, pp. 293-296, Oct. 1998. IEEE CS Press. ***
  • R. Harrison, S.J. Counsell, R.V. Nithi. Design metrics in the re-engineering of object-oriented systems. ECOOP Reengineering Workshop, Brussels, Jul. 1998.
  • M.E.X. Mendes, R. Harrison and W. Hall. Measuring Reusability and Maintainability in Hypermedia Applications for Education. Empirical Assessment in Software Engineering (EASE 1998), Keele University, Mar. 1998.
  • M.E.X. Mendes, R. Harrison and W. Hall. Using Metrics as Aid to Authoring Hypermedia Applications, In: Proceedings of: Third Symposium on Educational Software Research and Development, September, Evora, Portugal. (in portuguese) 1998
  • M.E.X. Mendes, R. Harrison and W. Hall. Evaluation of reuse and maintenance in hypermedia applications for education: validation of metrics. In: Proceedings of: IV Ribie 98 - American-Iberian Conference on Computer Science in Education, Brasilia, September, Brazil. 1998 PDF download: mendesharrisonhall97
  • M.E.X. Mendes, R. Harrison, and W. Hall. Metrics Applied to Hypermedia Authoring for Education. ED-MEDIA’98 - World Conference on Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia pp. 1001-1008, Freiburg, Germany, Jun. 1998.
  • R. Harrison, S.J. Counsell. An assessment of the impact of inheritance on the maintainability of object-oriented systems. 2nd International Workshop on Empirical Studies of Software Maintenance (WESS ‘97), Italy, Oct. 97.
  • R. Harrison, S.J. Counsell, R.V. Nithi. An overview of object-oriented design metrics. In IEEE Conference on Software Technology and Engineering Practice (STEP ‘97), pp. 230-237, London, UK, July 1997. IEEE Computer Society Press. ISBN 08186 78402. ***
  • R. Harrison, M. Shepperd, J. Daly. Summary: Process Modelling and Empirical Studies of Software Evolution. In IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE ‘97), pp. 675, Boston, USA, May 1997. ISSN 0270 5257. ***
  • R. Harrison, S.J. Counsell, R.V. Nithi. Applying object-oriented design metrics in the real-world. Software Engineering Association Workshop, Imperial College, London, UK. Apr. 1997.
  • R. Harrison, S.J. Counsell, R.V. Nithi. Empirical Assessment of Object-Oriented Design Metrics. Empirical Assessment in Software Engineering (EASE 1997), Keele University, Mar. 1997.
  • R. Harrison, A.P. Smith. An Assessment of Object-Oriented Design in the Maintenance of a Large-Scale System. Proc. of the 1st International Workshop on Empirical Studies of Software Maintenance (WESS 96), California, USA, ed. L Briand, pp 45-48, Nov 1996. ISBN 3000013377.
  • R. Harrison, R.V. Nithi. An Empirical Evaluation of Object-Oriented Design Metrics. 11th Annual ACM Conference on Object-Oriented Programming Systems, Languages and Applications, OOPSLA ‘96 Metrics Workshop, San Jose, California, USA, Oct 1996.
  • R. Harrison, L.G. Samaraweera. Metrics Collection for Quality Improvement. 6th International Conference on Software Quality, Ottowa, Canada, Oct. 1996.
  • R. Harrison, K.T. Phalp, L.G. Samarweera, A.P. Smith. An Empirical Study of a Software Maintenance Process. Software Quality Conference, Dundee, Jul. 1996.
  • R. Harrison. Metrics for the object-oriented paradigm, Bournemouth Metrics Workshop, Apr. 1996.
  • R. Harrison. A Declarative Development Technique. In Proceedings of The First International Conference on Software Quality Management, Southampton, Mar 1993. CMP & Elsevier ISBN 1851669639.
  • R. Harrison, C. Glass. Dynamic Programming in a Pure Functional Language. In Proceedings ACM SIGAPP Symposium on Applied Computing, pp 179-186, Indiana, USA, Feb. 1993. ACM Press.
  • R. Harrison. Reusable Software Components Through Parameterized Modules and Data Abstraction. Fifth International Workshop on Software Reuse, California, USA, Oct 1992.
  • R. Harrison. Parallel Programming with Pure Functional Languages. In Research Directions in High-Level Parallel Programming Languages, J P Banatre, D Le Metayer (ed), LNCS 574, pp 231-252, 1992. Springer-Verlag. ISBN 3 540 551 603.
  • R. Harrison, H. Glaser. The Gamma Model as a Functional Programming Tool. In Advances in Computing and Information (ICCI 90), SG Akl, F Fiala, W W Koczkodaj, (ed), LNCS 468, pp 164-173, 1990. Springer-Verlag. ISBN 3 540 535 047

3 Books – Authored

  • A. Josey, R. Harrison et al, TOGAF® Version 9.1 -- A Pocket Guide, December 2011, Van Haren Publishing, ISBN 978 90 8753 678 7
  • Rachel Harrison, TOGAF® 9 Foundation Study Guide, 2nd Edition, December 2011, Van Haren Publishing, ISBN 978 90 8753 681 7
  • Rachel Harrison, TOGAF® 9 Certified Study Guide, 2nd Edition, December 2011, Van Haren Publishing, ISBN 978 90 8753 680 0
  • R. Harrison, TOGAF™ 9 Certified Study Guide, Van Haren Publishing, Jan 2010, ISBN 978-90-8753-570-4 T
  • R. Harrison, TOGAF™ 9 Foundation Study Guide, Van Haren Publishing, Sept 2009, ISBN 978-90-8753-231-4 T
  • A. Josey, R. Harrison, et al, TOGAF™ Version 9 Enterprise Edition Pocket Guide, Van Haren Publishing, Jan. 2009. ISBN 9789087532321 T (Translated into Chinese, Dutch, French, German)
  • R. Harrison, TOGAF™ Version 8.1.1 Enterprise Edition Study Guide, Van Haren Publishing, Oct. 2007. ISBN 9789087530938 T
  • R. Harrison, TOGAF™ Version 8 Enterprise Edition Test Yourself Questions, The Open Group, Jan 2007
  • R. Harrison, TOGAF™ Version 8 Enterprise Edition Study Guide, The Open Group, Oct. 2006.
    ISBN 1-931624-62-3 T
  • R. Harrison. Abstract Data Types in Standard ML. John Wiley & Sons Ltd., Apr. 1993. ISBN 0471938440. T
  • R. Harrison. Abstract Data Types in Modula-2. John Wiley & Sons Ltd., Sep. 1989. ISBN 047192230. T

4 Books - Edited

  • R. Harrison. Proceedings of the Workshop on Empirical Studies of Software Development and Evolution, IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE ‘99), LA, USA, May 1999.
  • R. Harrison. Proceedings of the Workshop on Process Modelling and Empirical Studies of Software Evolution, at the IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE ‘97), Boston, USA, May 1997.

5 Books - Short Works

  • C. Martin, D. Flood, R. Harrison, A Protocol for Evaluating Mobile Applications, in Information Systems Research and Exploring Social Artifacts: Approaches and Methodologies, Pedro Isaias, Miguel Baptista Nunes (eds), pp. 390-414, Ch 20, IGI Global, 2012.
  • S.C. Cook, R. Harrison, M.M. Lehman, P. Wernick. Evolution in Software Systems: Foundations of the SPE Classification Scheme. In Software Evolution, N Madhavji, J Ramil, D Perry (eds), 2006, John Wiley. ISBN 0-470-87180-6
  • D. Rodriguez Garcia, R. Harrison. Medicion en la Orientacion a Objectos. In Medicion para la gestion en la ingenieria del software, J J Dolado Cosin, L Fernandez Sanz (eds), Ra Ma, Feb. 2000. ISBN 8478974032.
  • R. Harrison, M.J. Wells, P. Brereton, P. Dunning-Lewis, G. Fitzgerald, D. Targett, Delivering business performance: opportunities and challenges for IT. In Systems Engineering for Business Process Change, P. Henderson (ed), pp. 291-309, 2000. Springer. ISBN 1852332220.
  • R. Harrison, S.J. Counsell. Software Metrics. In Wiley Encyclopedia of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, John Wiley & Sons Inc, J.G. Webster, (ed), 1999.

6 Editorial Publications

  • R Harrison, In this issue, Software Quality Journal, Springer, 20(3&4) (2012), pp. 419, Sep 2012, ISSN 0963-9314 (Print) 1573-1367 (Online), DOI 10.1007/s11219-012-9184-9
  • R Harrison, In this issue, Software Quality Journal, Springer, 20(2) (2012), pp. 261, Jun 2012, ISSN 0963-9314 (Print) 1573-1367 (Online), DOI 10.1007/s11219-012-9178-7
  • R Harrison, In this issue, Software Quality Journal, Springer, 20(1) (2012), pp. 1-2, Mar 2012, ISSN 0963-9314 (Print) 1573-1367 (Online), DOI 10.1007/s11219-011-9173-4
  • R Harrison, In this issue, Software Quality Journal, Springer, 19(4) (2011), pp. 613, Dec 2011, ISSN 0963-9314 (Print) 1573-1367 (Online), DOI 10.1007/s11219-011-9158-3
  • R Harrison, In this issue, Software Quality Journal, Springer, 19(3) (2011), pp. 487-488, Sep 2011, ISSN 0963-9314 (Print) 1573-1367 (Online), DOI 10.1007/s11219-011-9145-8
  • R Harrison, In this issue, Software Quality Journal, Springer, 19(2) (2011), pp. 235, Jun 2011, ISSN 0963-9314 (Print) 1573-1367 (Online), DOI 10.1007/s11219-011-9133-z
  • R Harrison, In this issue, Software Quality Journal, Springer, 19(1) (2011), pp. 1-2, Mar 2011, ISSN 0963-9314 (Print) 1573-1367 (Online), DOI 10.1007/s11219-010-9118-3
  • R Harrison, In this issue, Software Quality Journal, Springer, 18(4) (2010), pp. 407, Dec 2010, ISSN 0963-9314 (Print) 1573-1367 (Online), DOI 10.1007/s11219-010-9107-6
  • R Harrison, In this issue, Software Quality Journal, Springer, 18(3), pp. 321., Sep 2010, ISSN 0963-9314 (Print) 1573-1367 (Online), DOI 10.1007/s11219-010-9102-y
  • R Harrison, In this issue, Software Quality Journal, Springer, 18(2), pp. 175, Jun 2010, ISSN 0963-9314 (Print) 1573-1367 (Online), DOI 10.1007/s11219-010-9097-4.
  • R Harrison, In this issue, Software Quality Journal, Springer, 18(1), pp. 1, Mar 2010, ISSN 0963-9314 (Print) 1573-1367 (Online), DOI 10.1007/s11219-009-9090-y
  • R Harrison, In this issue, Software Quality Journal, Springer, 17(4), pp. 303, Dec 2009, ISSN 0963-9314 (Print) 1573-1367 (Online), DOI 10.1007/s11219-009-9085-8
  • R Harrison, In this issue, Software Quality Journal, Springer, 17(3), pp. 229-230, Sept 2009, ISSN 0963-9314 (Print) 1573-1367 (Online)