Software Process and Reuse: A Required Unification

  • Miguel A. Laguna
  • Bruno González-Baixauli
  • Oscar López
  • Francisco J. García
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2817)


Conventional software processes such as the Unified Process do not include reuse techniques among their disciplines. In this article, we present an extension of the Unified Process that introduces software reuse with minimal disturbance by means of the definition of a new process for product line engineering and the adaptation of standard disciplines for specific product construction. This proposal reduces the money and time costs related to the progressive introduction of software reuse in an organization. Some tools that provide support to the process, including a requirement reuse tool and a repository of reusable elements, have been developed.


Product Line Asset Management Software Reuse Reference Architecture Product Line Engineering 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Miguel A. Laguna
    • 1
  • Bruno González-Baixauli
    • 1
  • Oscar López
    • 2
  • Francisco J. García
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of ValladolidValladolidSpain
  2. 2.Technological Institute of Costa RicaSan Carlos Regional CampusCosta Rica
  3. 3.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of SalamancaSpain

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