Most Frequently Cited Papers in Software Engineering

In a conference or journal on “Software Engineering” that is listed in the ACM Portal. Click here for the full list. You can also sort papers by downloads (6 weeks/12 months).

  1. The Model Checker SPIN (TSE 1997, 302 citations)
  2. Foundations for the study of software architecture (SIGSOFT SEN 1992, 302 citations)
  3. A Metrics Suite for Object Oriented Design (TSE 1994, 214 citations)

Here is a breakdown by year (1993-2008). Click on “full list” to see all papers of a year ranked by citation count.