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Issue No. 04 - July-Aug. (2013 vol. 30)
ISSN: 0740-7459
pp: 72-80
Dong-Hyun Lee , Korea University
Hoh Peter In , Korea University
Keun Lee , Samsung Electronics
Sooyong Park , Sogang University
Mike Hinchey , Lero--The Irish Software Engineering Research Centre, University of Limerick
Time to market is a crucial factor in increasing market share in consumer electronics. Furthermore, fierce market competition tends to sharply lower the prices of new consumer electronics products as soon as they're released. Researchers have studied software-intensive embedded system design methods, such as hardware/software co-design, with the goal of reducing development lead time by designing hardware and software simultaneously. However, most studies concentrate on static design methods, in which a design remains unchanged once it's determined. To survive the market competition in consumer electronics requires a dynamic design strategy that takes various market conditions into account for software-intensive embedded systems. This article proposes a sustainable embedded software life-cycle planning (SeSLP) process based on the evolution of embedded software. The SeSLP process provides a dynamic method for both selecting product life-cycle design alternatives and generating a profit-maximizing transition plan that covers the entire product life cycle.
Market research, Analytical models, Software development, Consumer electronics, Product design, Competitive intelligence, Marketing and sales, embedded software evolution, software engineering, product life cycle, embedded systems

S. Park, M. Hinchey, D. Lee, K. Lee and H. P. In, "Sustainable Embedded Software Life-Cycle Planning," in IEEE Software, vol. 30, no. , pp. 72-80, 2013.
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