Protecting Health Information. Ensuring Data Integrity.
Protecting Health Information. Ensuring Data Integrity.

Tech Reports

1. K. El Emam and B. Malin: “Concepts and methods for de-identifying clinical trials data.” In Committee on Strategies for Responsible Sharing of Clinical Trial Data; Board on Health Sciences Policy; Institute of Medicine: Sharing Clinical Trial Data: Maximizing Benefits, Minimizing Risk. Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2015 Apr 20. [Download]
2. A. Cavoukian and K. El Emam, “Dispelling the Myths Surrounding De-identification: Anonymization Remains a Strong Tool for Protecting Privacy,” June 2011. [Download]
3. Health System Use Technical Advisory Committee Data De-identification Working Group, “Best Practice Guidelines for Managing the Disclosure of De-identified Health Information,” April 2011. [Download]
4. K. El Emam, E. Jonker, and A. Fineberg, “The Case for De-Identifying Personal Health Information,” January 2011. [Download]
5. K. El Emam, “Practices for the Review of Data Requests and the Disclosure of Health Information by Health Ministries and Large Data Custodians (report for Canada Health Infoway),” November 2010. [Download]
6. K. El Emam and M. Sokolova, “Proceedings of the Workshop on Intelligent Methods for Protecting Privacy and Confidentiality in Data,” May 2010. [Download]
7. A. Cavoukian and K. El Emam, “A Positive-Sum Paradigm in Action in the Health Sector,” March 2010. [Download]
8. K. El Emam, P. Kosseim, and B. Malin, “Electronic Health Information and Privacy Conference 2009,” November 2009. [Download]
9. K. El Emam and A. Fineberg, “An Overview of Techniques for de-identifying Personal Health Information,” August 2009. [Download]
10. K. El Emam, P. AbdelMalik, and D. Buckeridge, “Electronic Health Information and Privacy Conference 2008,” November 2008. [Download]
11. K. El Emam, “De-identifying health data for secondary use: A framework,” October 2008. [Download]
12. P. Elm, D. R. Goldenson, K. El Emam, N. Donatelli, A. Neisa, and NDIA SE Effectiveness Committee, “A Survey of Systems Engineering Effectiveness: Initial Results,” December 2007. [Download]
13. K. El Emam (ed.), “Electronic Health Information and Privacy Conference 2007 – Handbook,” December 2007. [Download]
14. K. El Emam, G. Eysenbach, B. Pascal, and M. Martineau (eds.), “Consumer Health Informatics Summit 2007 – Handbook,” November 2007. [Download]
15. K. El Emam, E. Jonker, S. Sams, E. Neri, A. Neisa, T. Gao, and S. Chowdhury, “2007 – Pan-Canadian De-Identification Guidelines,” May 2007. [Download]
16. K. El Emam and S. Sams, “Anonymization Case Study 1: Randomizing Names and Addresses,” April 2007. [Download]
17. K. El Emam and G. Atherley, “Second Annual Electronic Health Information and Privacy Conference,” November 2006. [Download]
18. K. El Emam, “Overview of Factors Affecting the Risk of Re-Identification in Canada,” May 2006. [Download]
19. K. El Emam, “Data Anonymization Practices in Clinical Research: A Descriptive Study,” May 2006. [Download]
20. M. Lysyk, K. El Emam, C. Lucock, M. Power, and D. Willison, “Privacy Guidelines Workshop,” December 2005. [Download]
21. M. Lysyk, K. El Emam, C. Lucock, M. Power, and D. Willison, “Privacy Guidelines Workshop – Executive Summary,” December 2005. [Download]
22. K. El Emam, “Object-Oriented Metrics: A Review of Theory and Practice,” March 2001. [Download]
23. L. Briand, K. El Emam, B. Freimut, and O. Laitenberger, “A Comprehensive Evaluation of Capture-Recapture Models for Estimating Software Defect Content,” March 2001. [Download]
24. K. El Emam, “Description of the SWEBOK Knowledge Area Software Engineering Process,” March 2001. [Download]
25. B. Kitchenham, S. L. Pfleeger, L. Pickard, P. Jones, D. Hoaglin, K. El Emam, and J. Rosenberg, “Preliminary Guidelines for Empirical Research in Software Engineering,” January 2001. [Download]
26. S. Boodoo, K. El Emam, N. Madhavji, and O. Laitenberger, “The Optimal Team Size for UML Design Inspections,” September 2000. [Download]
27. D. Glasberg, K. El Emam, W. Melo, and N. Madhavji, “Validating Object-oriented Design Metrics on a Commercial Java Application,” September 2000. [Download]
28. O. Laitenberger, C. Atkinson, and K. El Emam, “Using Inspection Technology in Object-oriented Development Projects,” June 2000. [Download]
29. K. El Emam, “A Methodology for Validating Software Product Metrics,” June 2000. [Download]
30. K. El Emam, S. Benlarbi, N. Goel, W. Melo, H. Lounis, and S. Rai, “The Optimal Class Size for Object-Oriented Software: A Replicated Study,” March 2000. [Download]
31. S. Benlarbi, K. El Emam, N. Goel and S. Rai, “Thresholds for Object-Oriented Measures,” March 2000. [Download]
32. K. El Emam and H-W. Jung, “An Empirical Evaluation of the ISO/IEC 15504 Assessment Model,” February 2000. [Download]
33. K. Strike, K. El Emam, and N. Madhavji, “Software Cost Estimation with Incomplete Data,” January 2000. [Download]
34. A. Beitz, K. El Emam, and J. Jarvinen, “A Business Focus to Assessments,” December 1999. [Download]
35. O. Laitenberger, C. Atkinson, M. Schlich, and K. El Emam, “An Experimental Comparison of Reading Techniques for Defect Detection in UML Design Documents,” December 1999. [Download]
36. K. El Emam and O. Laitenberger, “Evaluating Capture-recapture Models with Two Inspectors,” December 1999. [Download]
37. O. Laitenberger, M. Laszak, D. Stoll, and K. El Emam, “Evaluating a Causal Model of Review Factors in an Industrial Setting,” December 1999. [Download]
38. K. El Emam and I. Garro, “Estimating the Extent of Standards Use: The Case of ISO/IEC 15504,” November 1999. [Download]
39. K. El Emam and D. Goldenson, “An Empirical Review of Software Process Assessment,” November 1999. [Download]
40. K. El Emam and W. Melo, “The Prediction of Faulty Classes Using Object-oriented Design Metrics,” November 1999. [Download]
41. K. El Emam, S. Benlarbi, N. Goel, and S. Rai, “A Validation of Object-oriented Metrics,” October 1999. [Download]
42. K. El Emam, O. Laitenberger, and T. Harbich, “The Application of Subjective Estimates of Effectiveness to Controlling Software Inspections,” October 1999. [Download]
43. K. El Emam, S. Benlarbi, and N. Goel, “The Confounding Effect of Class Size on the Validity of Object-oriented Metrics,” September 1999. [Download]
44. K. El Emam, O. Laitenberger, and T. Harbich, “An Internally Replicated Quasi-experimental Comparison of Checklist and Perspective-based Reading of Code Documents,” September 1999. [Download]
45. K. El Emam, S. Benlarbi, and N. Goel, “Comparing Case-based Reasoning Classifiers for Predicting High Risk Software Components,” September 1999. [Download]
46. K. El Emam and A. Birk, “Validating the ISO/IEC15504 Measures of Software Development Process Capability,” August 1999. [Download]
47. K. El Emam and A. Birk, “Validating the ISO/IEC15504 Measures of Software Development Process Capability,” February 1999. [Download]
48. L. Briand, K. El Emam, D. Surmann, I. Wieczorek, and K. Maxwell, “An Assessment and Comparison of Common Software Cost Estimation Modeling Techniques,” 1998. [Download]
49. L. Briand, K. El Emam, and I. Wieczorek, “Explaining the Cost of European Space and Military Projects,” 1998. [Download]
50. K. El Emam, D. Goldenson, J. McCurley, and J. Herbsleb, “Success or Failure? Modeling the Likelihood of Software Process Improvement,” 1998. [Download]
51. K. El Emam, J-M. Simon, S. Rousseau, and E. Jacquet, “Cost Implications of Interrater Agreement for Software Process Assessments,” 1998. [Download]
52. L. Briand, K. El Emam, and B. Freimut, “A Comparison and Integration of Capture-Recapture Models and the Detection Profile Method,” 1998. [Download]
53. K. El Emam and I. Wieczorek, “The Repeatability of Code Defect Classifications,” 1998. [Download]
54. L. Briand, K. El Emam, and I. Wieczorek, “A Case Study in Productivity Benchmarking: Methods and Lessons Learned,” 1998. [Download]
55. K. El Emam, “The Internal Consistency of the ISO/IEC 15504 Software Process Capability Scale,” 1998. [Download]
56. K. El Emam, B. Shostak, and N. Madhavji, “Implementing Concepts from the Personal Software Process in an Industrial Setting,” 1998. [Download]
57. K. El Emam and D. Goldenson, “SPICE: An Empiricist’s Perspective,” 1998. [Download]
58. K. El Emam, “Benchmarking Kappa for Software Process Assessment Reliability Studies,” 1998. [Download]
59. J-M. Simon, K. El Emam, S. Rousseau, E. Jacquet, and F. Babey, “The Reliability of ISO/IEC PDTR 15504 Assessments,” 1997. [Download]
60. L. Briand, K. El Emam, and F. Bomarius, “COBRA: A Hybrid Method for Software Cost Estimation, Benchmarking, and Risk Assessment,” 1997. [Download]
61. K. El Emam, D. Hoeltje, and N. Madhavji, “Causal Analysis of the Requirements Change Process for a Large System,” 1997. [Download]
62. L. Briand, K. El Emam, B. Freimut, and O. Laitenberger, “Quantitative Evaluation of Capture-Recapture Models to Control Software Inspections,” 1997. [Download]
63. L. Briand, K. El Emam, O. Laitenberger, and T. Fussbroich, “Using Simulation to Build Inspection Efficiency Benchmarks for Development Projects,” 1997. [Download]
64. P. Fusaro, K. El Emam, and B. Smith, “Evaluating the Interrater Agreement of Process Capability Ratings,” 1997. [Download]
65. K. El Emam and L. Briand, “Costs and Benefits of Software Process Improvement,” 1997. [Download]
66. K. El Emam, B. Smith, and P. Fusaro, “Modeling the Reliability of SPICE-based Assessments,” 1997. [Download]
67. D. Goldenson, K. El Emam, J. Herbsleb, and C. Deephouse, “Empirical Studies of Software Process Assessment Methods,” 1997. [Download]
68. K. El Emam, D. Goldenson, L. Briand, and P. Marshall, “Interrater Agreement in SPICE-based Assessments: Some Preliminary Results,” 1997. [Download]
69. V. Basili, S. Condon, K. El Emam, R. Hendrick, and W. Melo, “Characterizing and Modeling the Cost of Rework in a Library of Reusable Software Components,” 1997. [Download]
70. P. Fusaro, K. El Emam, and B. Smith, “The Internal Consistencies of the 1987 SEI Maturity Questionnaire and the SPICE Capability Dimension,” 1997. [Download]
71. K. El Emam, L. Briand, and B. Smith, “Assessor Agreement in Rating SPICE Processes,” 1996. [Download]
72. L. Briand, K. EL Emam, and S. Morasca, “On the Application of Measurement Theory in Software Engineering,” 1995. [Download]
73. L. Briand, K. El Emam, and S. Morasca, “Theoretical and Empirical Validation of Software Product Measures,” 1995. [Download]