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The reuse of software components is an approach that exploits experience and capitalized knowledge during software development. Software reuse aims to optimize the cost and time of developing high quality software. The efficient and relevant reuse is the one that allows reusing components of high heterogeneity. We exploit this concept of reusing software components to software process modeling; therefore, we use the concept of software process model component (SPMC). This paper presents an overview of environments for reusing software process model components, and advances the bases of a new approach for the modeling software process based on components. Unlike the existing environments, our approach focuses in the one hand, on the strong heterogeneity of software process model components, and in the other hand, on the diversity of their origin. The advantage of our approach is that it applies a reverse engineering technique for the components that are not necessarily created in the system, but that may come from external software process models; also, from process models not oriented components.
Date of Conference: 5-8 July 2009