COTS-Based Software Systems

4th International Conference, ICCBSS 2005, Bilbao, Spain, February 7-11, 2005. Proceedings

  • Xavier Franch
  • Daniel Port

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3412)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Panels

    1. Ivica Crnkovic, Jakob Axelsson, Susanne Graf, Magnus Larsson, Rob van Ommering, Kurt Wallnau
      Pages 1-1
    2. Bernard Lang, Jean-François Abramatic, Jesús M. González-Barahona, Piera Gómez, Mogens Kühn Pedersen
      Pages 2-2
  3. Workshops

    1. Dan Port, Haruka Nakao, Masafumi Katahira, Christina Motes
      Pages 4-4
  4. Tutorials

    1. Ignacio Delgado González, Carlos Arias-Chausson
      Pages 5-5
    2. Barry Boehm, Ye Yang, Jesal Bhuta, Dan Port
      Pages 6-7
  5. Posters

    1. Cristina Vicente Chicote, Ana Toledo Moreo, Carlos Fernández Andrés
      Pages 8-8
    2. Myeonggil Choi, Hyunwoo Kim, Eunhye Kim, Sehun Kim
      Pages 11-11
  6. Best Papers

  7. COTS at Business

    1. Leire Bastida Merino, Gorka Benguria Elguezabal
      Pages 25-35
    2. Shadia Elgazzar, Anatol Kark, Erik Putrycz, Mark Vigder
      Pages 43-53
  8. Integration and Interoperability

    1. Daniel Port, Haruka Nakao, Hideki Nomoto, Hitoshi Mamiya, Masafumi Katahira
      Pages 65-76
    2. Radmila Juric, Ljerka Beus-Dukic
      Pages 77-89
  9. Evaluation and Requirements

    1. Claudia P. Ayala, Pere Botella, Xavier Franch
      Pages 90-100

About these proceedings


The theme “Build and Conquer” chosen for this year’s conference fully represents what we (the organizers) want to put across to the software community: software development is an engineering discipline, and not an artistic expression. Once we are ready to “build” our software systems using pieces previously builtin (similar to any other technology manufacturer), we will be able to “conquer” the software engineering process. If we take a look at other engineering disciplines such as car manufacturing, house appliances or aeronautics, we see that the final products are built through the integration of multiprovider commercial components. These components are successfully integrated and constitute an important part of the final product. Most software-related organizations still build software from scratch, omitting thousands of ready-built commercially available software components that could be used very effectively during the development phase. This year ICCBSS moves to Europe for the first time since the first conference took place in Orlando, FL, USA in 2002. The conference scope has enlarged over the years to include the Open Source community and Web Services technologies. The reason for this is that I believe both are considered components-off-the-shelf, so many of the characteristics of COTS are also applied to Open Source and Web Services. Due to this, we will enjoy the presence of keynote speakers and researchers presenting on these two topics for the first time.


Attribut COTS evaluation COTS selection COTS-based software systems Open Source Processing QoS architecture components off the shelf embedded systems object oriented design organization security software maintenance software process

Editors and affiliations

  • Xavier Franch
    • 1
  • Daniel Port
    • 2
  1. 1.Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC),BarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.Information Technology ManagementUniversity Hawaii, HonoluluHawaiiUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-24548-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-30587-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349
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