International Workshop on Incorporating COTS-Software into Software Systems: Tools and Techniques (IWICSS)

February 1, 2004

co-located with the 3rd International Conference on COTS-Based Software Systems (ICCBSS 2004)

 

THIS WORKSHOP IS OVER NOW. WE HAD OVER 30 ATTENDANTS AND IT WAS A SUCCESSFUL DAY. SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL PARTICIPANTS AND TO THE PROGRAM COMMITTEE! THE PROCEEDINGS CAN BE DOWNLOADED HERE:

IWICSS 2004 Proceedings! (PDF)

PLEASE FIND THE PRESENTATION SLIDES BELOW.

 

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION (open for everybody)

This workshop explores innovative ways of integrating COTS software into software systems for purposes often unimagined by their original designers. It emphasizes tools and techniques for plugging COTS into software systems safely and predictably. The past has predominantly explored how to deal with COTS integration during requirements engineering, risk assessment, and selection. This workshop focuses on how to complement ordinary software development with techniques for designing, implementing, and testing COTS integration.

 There is empirical evidence that COTS integration is not like ordinary software development. It has been shown that, for example, writing glue code is several times more difficult than writing ordinary application code. Thus the emphasis of this workshop is on software engineering principles for COTS integration. This includes but is not limited to the following topics:

Program and Presentation Slides

Most of the workshop is divided into 20 minutes slots: a 20 minutes presentation is typically followed by a 20 minutes discussion. The final hour is about brainstorming on future research directives.

1.00 1.20

Tools for Commercial Component Assembly

Francis Bordeleau
Mark Vigder

1.20 1.40

Discussion

 

1:40 2.00

Container-Managed Exception Handling Framework (presentation slides not available)

Kevin Simons
Judith Stafford

2.00 2.20

Discussion

 

2:20 2.40

Dynamism Gloom and Doom?

T. Gamble
D.Flagg
R. Baird
Rose Gamble

 

 

 

2:40 3.00

Break

 

 

 

 

3.00 3.20

Discussion

 

3.20 3.40

Reengineering Large-Scale Polylingual Systems

Mark Grechanik
Dewayne E. Perry
Don Batory

3.40 4.00

Discussion

 

4.00 4.20

State Consistency Strategies for COTS Integration

Sven Johann
Alexander Egyed

4.20 4.40

Discussion

 

 

 

 

4.40 5.00

Break

 

 

 

 

5.00 5.20

Black-box Testing of Evolving COT-Based Systems

Ye Wu

5.20 5.40

Discussion

 

5.40>>

Brainstorming on research directives

Discussion Slides

 

Conclusion

 

Presentations must be 20 minutes max!

Location and Registration

The workshop will be in the Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach and Marina in Redondo Beach, CA on February 1, 2004 between 1-6.30pm. The closest airport is the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Registration fee is USD 75. Please use the ICCBSS 2004 conference web site to register for the workshop.

Attendance to the workshop is open for everybody!

How to Submit a Position Paper (Closed!)

Prospective participants are requested to submit a position paper in advance. The program committee will review submissions and then select the position papers to be accepted based on relevance, soundness and novelty. Anybody is welcome to participate in the workshop (with or without paper); however, priority registration shall be given to those with accepted papers in case of seat limitations.

Position papers must be submitted in Adobe PDF format via email to aegyed@teknowledge.com by November 7, 2003. Papers must conform to the ICCBSS 2004 proceedings publication format (see http://www.iccbss.org/2004/Springer_word_template.zip) and should not exceed six (6) pages, including all text, references, appendices, and figures.

 Chair

Organizing and Program Committee

 

Last Updated: 15 January 2004