Fifth International Conference on Commercial-off-the-Shelf (COTS)-Based Software Systems (ICCBSS'05)

13-16 Feb. 2006

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  • Fifth International Conference on Commercial-off-the-Shelf (COTS)-Based Software Systems

    Publication Year: 2006
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  • Fifth International Conference on Commercial-off-the-Shelf (COTS)-Based Software Systems - Title Page

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  • Fifth International Conference on Commercial-off-the-Shelf (COTS)-Based Software Systems - Copyright Page

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  • Fifth International Conference on Commercial-off-the-Shelf (COTS)-Based Software Systems - Table of contents

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  • Foreword

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  • Message from the Program Co-Chairs

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  • Planning Committee

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  • Discovery and composition of services in dynamic mobile environments

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    Service-oriented computing exhibits dynamically composed, complex services in order to manage wide ranges of requests and adapt to the greatest number of system paradigms. Mobile ad hoc and ubiquitous networks exhibit characteristics that require note when participating in a service-oriented model. Often, neither computationally expensive requests nor bandwidth intensive communications are possibl... View full abstract»

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  • Maintaining COTS-based systems: start with the design

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    The use of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software in building software systems presents new challenges to maintenance personnel who are required to evolve and enhance these systems. Unlike custom-built systems where maintenance is performed at the source code level, maintainers of COTS-based systems deal with the system as a set of large-scale black boxes that are owned by third-parties. This pa... View full abstract»

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  • Embedded systems development: quest for productivity and reliability

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    It is widely agreed that the state of art in methodologies, techniques and tools for embedded systems development is many years behind their desktop counterparts. The job of the embedded software developer is further complicated by the increasing tendency of system designers to shift functionality and complexity away from hardware and into software. As part of an ongoing research at Philips Semico... View full abstract»

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  • Identifying technical risks in third-party software for embedded products

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    Market and technology changes are forcing consumer electronics manufacturers to integrate third-party software in their embedded products. However, this integration is more challenging than for the mainstream COTS market, given fewer standards, less opportunity for prototyping and fewer independent sources of information. Therefore, while satisfactory processes have been proposed for evaluating CO... View full abstract»

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  • Usage of dynamic decision models as an agile approach to COTS taxonomies construction

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    The rapid expansion of the COTS domain causes a "snowball" effect to the growth of information about and used by components. One of the proofed methods to organize information is taxonomies. Although there exist many upper and domain-specific taxonomies, the need to create or extend a taxonomy often arises. However, the effort needed for the construction of a successful COTS taxonomy could be an o... View full abstract»

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  • A security mechanism for component-based systems

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    Security, scalability, and performance are critical for large-scale component-based applications. Weaving security solutions into the fabric of component-based architectures often worsens the scalability and performance of the resulting system. In this paper, we analyze the sources of nonscalability and conduct an empirical study that shows that close to 80% of interactions between components and ... View full abstract»

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  • A process for context-based technology evaluation: examples for the evaluation of Web services technology

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    This paper describes a process for evaluating the fitness of a technology within its anticipated specific context. The process includes hands-on experimentation with the technology to achieve a greater understanding of its implications as well as early competence development of the people conducting the experiments. Experiments use narrowly focused model problems to sustain or refute hypotheses ab... View full abstract»

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  • Solving performance issues in COTS-based systems

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    Performance is a critical issue in large projects involving the integration of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products. Many COTS-products include data collection facilities for monitoring their performance. But for understanding performance problem in a COTS system, it is necessary to understand the causality of events. This paper presents an iterative process that uses data collection and corre... View full abstract»

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  • Semantic component selection - SemaCS

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    In component based software development, project success or failure largely depends on correct software component evaluation. All available evaluation methods require time to analyse components. Due to the black box nature of components, preliminary judgments are made based on vendor descriptions. As there is no standard way of describing components, descriptions have to be interpreted using seman... View full abstract»

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  • Trends on COTS component identification

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    Identification of COTS candidates is a complex activity itself. It implies not only dealing with an impressive number of possible candidates but also with unstructured information that requires a careful analysis. In this context, some proposals currently use description logics to develop an ontology for matching requested and provided services, or propose taxonomies for classification; others sug... View full abstract»

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  • Software component specification: a study in perspective of component selection and reuse

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    In component-based software engineering research, much effort has gone into developing specification techniques for software components. There exist many software component specification techniques, from interface description language (IDL), to design-by-contract based, to formal methods. However, much of the focus of the research literature is aimed at component specification for the development ... View full abstract»

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  • MoReCOTS: a specialized search engine for COTS components on the Web

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    A typical process for COTS-based development consists in five main steps including identifying COTS products candidates, selecting the most appropriate one and integrating it with the other components. Results of the identification step are fundamental for the buy versus develop decision. Many potential COTS components are available on the Web. Finding an adequate component involves searching amon... View full abstract»

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  • Actions to enhance the use of commercial information technology (IT) in Department of Defense (DoD) systems

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    In 2004, Congress directed the Center for Technology and National Security Policy (CTNSP) to develop a pilot program "to find practical ways in which the defense IT community can gain a mutual understanding of defense needs and industry capabilities and identify opportunities to integrate IT innovations in the U.S. military strategy." As context, this paper summarizes the nature of the problem, cu... View full abstract»

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  • The COTS software obsolescence threat

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    Software is the primary focus of integration efforts for development of open architected, scalable, adaptable solutions in today's defense systems of systems. Unfortunately, successful software vendors obsolete their own product versions to maintain the pace with the market, without regard for the military need for continued support or expandability. Recognized by many professionals as being of eq... View full abstract»

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  • A lightweight process for change identification and regression test selection in using COTS components

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    Various regression test selection techniques have been developed and have shown fault detection effectiveness. The majority of these test selection techniques rely on access to source code for change identification. However, when new releases of COTS components are made available for integration and testing, source code is often not available. In this paper, we present a lightweight integrated-bla... View full abstract»

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  • COCOTS risk analyzer

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    Most risk analysis tools and techniques require the user to enter a good deal of information before they can provide useful diagnoses. The COCOTS risk analyzer described here enables the user to obtain a COTS glue code integration risk analysis with no inputs other than the set of glue code cost drivers the user enters to obtain a COCOTS glue code integration effort estimate. The risk assessment i... View full abstract»

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  • Architecture and design intent in component & COTS based systems

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