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Effective Use of COTS (Commercial-Off-the-Shelf) Software Components in Long Lived System

W. Morven Gentleman

This tutorial looks at kinds of COTS software components that can be used in long lived systems, and the technology available for building around them. The potential benefits and risks of this approach to systems are examined. Modifications of conventional development processes are required to focus on where time and cost expenditures occur, and where risks arise.

W. Morven Gentleman heads the Software Engineering Laboratory in the Institute for Information Technology at the National Research Council of Canada. He has taught at the University of Waterloo and has been among the technical staff at Bell Telephone Laboratories. His Ph.D. from Princeton in 1966 is in Mathematics. His research activities include software engineering, computer architecture, robotics, computer algebra, and numerical analysis.

1997 International Conference on Software Engineering
Last modified: 10 May 1997