Risk Reduction in COTS Software Selection with BASIS

  • Keith Ballurio
  • Betsy Scalzo
  • Lou Rose
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2255)


Organizations are moving toward COTS-based software development with limited success. The quality of resulting systems is not measuring up to expectations. Transitioning to a new development paradigm requires many kinds of changes, but the most important concerns the development process. A well-defined approach tailored for COTS-integration is needed. The Base Application Software Integration System (BASIS) is an approach that improves the architecture of COTS-based systems by determining the best integration sequence for the chosen COTS products. The best sequence is determined by synthesizing objective product evaluations, emerging practices in integration technologies, and business priorities. By balancing practices, technologies, and priorities with BASIS techniques, organizations can manage integration risk and make the transition to COTS-based development more successful.


Software Development Process Product Domain Abstract Data Type Interface Point Market Space 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. 1.
    Brereton, Pearl, Budgen, David: Component-Based Systems: A Classification of Issues. IEEE Computer 33, (2000), 54–62.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Cox, Brad: Object-Oriented Programming. Addison-Wesley, Reading (1986).Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Longsta., Thomas A., Chittister, Clyde, Pethia, Rich, Haimes, Yacov Y.: Are We Forgetting the Risks of Information Technology?. IEEE Computer 33, (2000), 43–51.Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Gacek, Cristina: Detecting Architectural Mismatches During Systems Composition. DoctoralThesis, University of Southern California, (1998).Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Deline, Robert: Resolving Packaging Mismatch. Doctoral Thesis, Carnegie Mellon University, (1999).Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Li, Wei: Another metric suite for object-oriented programming. The Journal of Systems and Software 44, (1998), 155–16.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    Hansen, Wildred J.: A Generic Process and Terminology for Evaluating COTS Software. Proceedings of TOOLS 30, Technology of Object-Oriented Languages and Systems, Santa Barbara, California, IEEE Computer Society, Los Alamitos, (1999), pp. 547–551.Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    Polen, Susan M., Louis C. Rose, Barbara C. Phillips: Component Evaluation Process. Software Productivity Consortium, SPC-98091-CMC, Herndon, (1999).Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Keith Ballurio
    • 1
  • Betsy Scalzo
    • 1
  • Lou Rose
    • 1
  1. 1.Software Productivity ConsortiumHerndonUSA

Personalised recommendations