COTS-Based Software Systems

First International Conference, ICCBSS 2002 Orlando, FL, USA, February 4–6, 2002 Proceedings

  • John Dean
  • Andrée Gravel
Conference proceedings ICCBSS 2002

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2255)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Thomas G. Baker
    Pages 21-30
  3. Keith Ballurio, Betsy Scalzo, Lou Rose
    Pages 31-43
  4. X. Burgués, C. Estay, X. Franch, J.A. Pastor, C. Quer
    Pages 54-64
  5. L. Davis, Rose Gamble
    Pages 65-75
  6. Santiago Comella-Dorda, John C. Dean, Edwin Morris, Patricia Oberndorf
    Pages 86-96
  7. Jerry Gao, Kamal Gupta, Shalini Gupta, Simon Shim
    Pages 108-121
  8. Rhoda Shaller Hornstein, John K. Willoughby
    Pages 142-150
  9. N. A. M. Maiden, H. Kim, Cornelius Ncube
    Pages 151-164
  10. Maurizio Morisio, Marco Torchiano
    Pages 165-175
  11. Nguyen Thanh Quang, Isabelle Comyn-Wattiau
    Pages 188-198
  12. Jamie Payton, Gerður Jónsdóttir, Daniel Flagg, Rose Gamble
    Pages 199-208
  13. Susan K. Semancik, Annette M. Conger
    Pages 234-244
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 257-257

About these proceedings


Modernsoftwaresystemsincreasinglyusecommercial-o?-the-shelf(COTS)so- ware products as building blocks. In some cases, major software systems are assembled with virtually no custom code in the system. The use of COTS software products as components o?ers the promise of rapid delivery to end users, shared development costs with other customers, and an opportunity for expanding mission or business capabilities and performance as improvements are made in the commercial marketplace. Few organizations today can a?ord the resources and time to replicate market-tested capabilities. Yet, the promise of COTS products is too often not realized in practice. There have been more failures than successes in using COTS software products. The research and software practitioner communities have been working with COTS-based software systems for a number of years. There is now su?cient documented experience in the community to collect, analyze, and disseminate success stories, common failings, lessons-learned, and research advances. The mounting experience shows that the e?ective use of COTS software products in major software systems demands new skills, knowledge, and abilities, changed roles and responsibilities, and di?erent techniques and processes. The International Conference on COTS-Based Software Systems (ICCBSS) focuses on the challenges of building and maintaining systems that incorporate COTSsoftwareproducts.Theconferencesponsors,theNationalResearchCo- cil Canada, the Software Engineering Institute, and the University of Southern California Center for Software Engineering, aim to bring together managers, - velopers, maintainers, and researchers to share their expertise and experience.


COTS Components Commercial-off-the shelf Software (COTS) Middleware Modular Software Design Software Architecture Software Components Software Management Software Process Software Products Software Selection calculus classification design structured analysis verification

Editors and affiliations

  • John Dean
    • 1
  • Andrée Gravel
    • 2
  1. 1.National Research Council Canada, Software Engineering GroupOttawaCanada
  2. 2.Pavillon Lucien BraultUniversité du Québec à HullQuébecCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-43100-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-45588-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
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