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Commercial-off-the-Shelf (COTS)-Based Software Systems, 2007. ICCBSS '07. Sixth International IEEE Conference on

Date Feb. 26 2007-March 2 2007

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  • Sixth International IEEE Conference on Commercial-off-the-Shelf (COTS)-Based Software Systems - Cover

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): c1
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  • Sixth International IEEE Conference on Commercial-off-the-Shelf (COTS)-Based Software Systems - Title

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): i - iii
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  • Sixth International IEEE Conference on Commercial-off-the-Shelf (COTS)-Based Software Systems - Copyright

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): iv
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  • Sixth International IEEE Conference on Commercial-off-the-Shelf (COTS)-Based Software Systems - Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): v - vii
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  • Foreword

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  • Message from the Program Co-Chairs

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): ix
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  • Planning Committee

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  • Program Committee

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  • Research Agenda for System of Systems Interoperability

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 3
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    Summary form only given. This workshop is a key part of the ICCBSS transition and will determine the future focus for the conference. The necessity for the transition is a reflection of community's recognition that the complexity of the systems and their sizes have grown tremendously, and that, while COTS-based systems are vital in today's business, the hardest part of successful COTS-based develo... View full abstract»

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  • Second International OTS-Based Development Methods Workshop

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 4
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    Summary form only given. As evidenced by the success of the ICCBSS Conferences, the OTS (off-the-shelf)-based development community is constantly growing. Unfortunately, different development projects and organizations have adopted different terminology and reference models for the OTS-based tasks to be performed, work products to be produced, and roles to be played. Due to the current lack of sta... View full abstract»

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  • Workshop: Assessing the Quality of a Business Process Implemented across Systems of Systems

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 5
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    A team at the SEI has developed a framework that has shown promise in assessing the survivability of a business process in a system of systems environment. Assessment outputs in pilot use included survivability requirements and gaps among interoperable systems. It is anticipated that the framework can be of use in the evaluation of other quality attributes. Researchers and practitioners in softwar... View full abstract»

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  • Composing Interoperable Ground Systems

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 6
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    This workshop at ICCBSS07 addresses issues relating to developing interoperable ground systems starting with components that may not originally have been intended to work together. The workshop explores these issues in more depth, shares lessons learned, identifies practical approaches for acquisition and implementation, and highlights research directions for further exploration. The workshop look... View full abstract»

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  • Engineering Safety - and Security-Related Requirements for Software-Intensive Systems

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 9
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    Summary form only given. Many software-intensive systems have significant safety ramifications and need to have their associated safety-related requirements properly engineered. It has been observed by several consultants, researchers, and authors that inadequate requirements are a major cause of accidents involving software-intensive systems. Yet in practice, there is very little interaction betw... View full abstract»

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  • Developing Realistic Approaches for Migration of Legacy Assets to SOA Environments

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 10
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    Summary form only given. This tutorial outlines the basic principles of SOA based systems and discusses their potentials and challenges. The basic operations of service discovery, service composition and service invocation are outlined. The OASIS SOA-based systems development reference model is also presented. The tutorial also identifies common misconceptions that users have experienced in migrat... View full abstract»

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  • Evaluating Enterprise Integration Middleware Technologies

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 11
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    Summary form only given. Architects are faced with the problem of building enterprise scale information systems, with streamlined, automated internal business processes and Web-enabled business functions, all across multiple legacy applications. The underlying architectures such systems are embodied in a range of diverse products known as 'enterprise integration' technologies. In this tutorial, we... View full abstract»

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  • Promises, Expectations, and Realities of Interoperability: from COTS to Systems of Systems

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 12
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    Commercial and government organizations are increasingly dependent on multiple systems that will operate seamlessly together both within their own enterprise as well as across organizational boundaries. Defining, building, fielding, and evolving these "systems of systems" is sufficiently different from traditional single system development that changes to engineering, management, and organizationa... View full abstract»

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  • Improving Architectural Composability and Consumability using Communities: Lessons learned from Eclipse, SOA and MDA

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 15
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    Summary form only given. The last few years has seen a great acceleration in the convergence of two communities - the open standards community that is setting a foundation for how global, interoperable software intensive systems can be specified and the open source community which is implementing many of these standards. As the pace of software complexity continues to accelerate -we are assembling... View full abstract»

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  • Scale Changes Everything: Understanding the Requirements for Systems of Systems

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 16
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    Summary form only given. Software technology now penetrates almost every aspect of our lives in complex ways. The reality of 21st century software development is that software itself is but one part of a complex system-of-systems that includes a broad technological infrastructure along with a wide set of human activities. The technological systems and the human activity systems have a symbiotic re... View full abstract»

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  • SOA: Some Assembly Required

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 17
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    Summary form only given. The ability of an organization to reinvent itself, then build and execute a new business process or business model, has improved little over the last thirty years. More and more, the business environment (mergers, acquisitions, new partnerships, spin-offs) is changing faster than enterprise architectures can respond. Architects confront having to embrace rapid change in en... View full abstract»

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  • Towards a Unified Catalogue of Non-Technical Quality Attributes to Support COTS-Based Systems Lifecycle Activities

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 21 - 32
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    Several activities of the COTS-based systems lifecycle are supported not only by the analysis of their technical quality but also (and sometimes mostly) by considering how they fulfill some non-technical quality features considered relevant (licensing, reputation, costs and similar issues). Whilst many catalogues of technical quality features exist, it is not the case for non-technical ones, which... View full abstract»

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  • Isolating Mechanisms in COTS-based Systems

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 33 - 40
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    Software composition relies on the interaction of software components, either new or sourced from COTS software vendors. Successful component interaction assumes interoperability, which requires the sharing of common characteristics. Shared characteristics make "like" components integrate more easily but also create isolating mechanisms that prevent or inhibit interaction with components that lack... View full abstract»

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  • Predicting Emergent Properties of Component Based Systems

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 41 - 50
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    Software product lines (SPL), component based software engineering (CBSE) and commercial off the shelf (COTS) components provide a rich supporting base for creating software architectures. Further, they promise significant improvements in the quality of software configurations that can be composed from pre-built components. Software architectural styles provide a way for achieving a desired cohere... View full abstract»

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  • Realizing a Generic Medical Image Repository for System of Systems

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 51
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    Ever since medical images were digitized in the late 1970fs, there has been an explosion of diagnostic digital imaging techniques and procedures. Medical information systems have embraced the advances in technology to provide better health care for the patients and significant workflow improvements for the hospitals. This has led to a noteworthy evolution of medical information systems over the la... View full abstract»

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  • Decision Support for Handling Mismatches between COTS Products and System Requirements

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 63 - 72
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    In the process of selecting commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products, it is inevitable to encounter mismatches between COTS products and system requirements. Mismatches occur when COTS attributes do not exactly match our requirements. Many of these mismatches are resolved after selecting a COTS product in order to improve its fitness with the requirements. This paper proposes a decision support ap... View full abstract»

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  • Software IC Revised: A New Approach of Component-Based Software Design with Software Slots

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 73 - 81
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    By investigating the failure of Software IC in object-oriented technology and studying the characteristics of component-based or COTS-based software technologies, this paper revises software IC and develops a software-slot-oriented strategy for the design of component-based software systems. This new strategy introduces requirements directly into the design of component-based systems, and allows a... View full abstract»

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