Rethinking Process Guidance for Selecting Software Components

  • N. A. M. Maiden
  • H. Kim
  • Cornelius Ncube
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2255)


This paper reports the results of ongoing research into compo-nent-based software engineering (CBSE) in the European banking sector as part of the EU-funded BANKSEC project. The importance of complex non-functional requirements such as dependability and security presents new challenges for CBSE. The paper presents BANKSEC’s vision of an integrated software tool that will provide process advice for component procurement teams who are tackling these new problems. The basis for this process guidance is a situation meta-model that enables the software tool to infer properties about the current status of the selection process and recommend process guidance relevant to this situation.


Software Component Situation Model Customer Requirement Procurement Process Process Guidance 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. A. M. Maiden
    • 1
  • H. Kim
    • 1
  • Cornelius Ncube
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for HCI DesignCity UniversityLondonUK
  2. 2.Institute for Technological InnovationZayed University (Dubai)DubaiUAE

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