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Commercial-off-the-Shelf (COTS)-Based Software Systems, International Conference on (2007)
Banff, Alberta, Canada
Feb. 26, 2007 to Mar. 2, 2007
ISBN: 0-7695-2785-X
pp: 205-214
Gerald Kotonya , Computing Department, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4 WA, UK
John Hutchinson , Computing Department, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4 WA, UK
The potential benefits of evolving legacy systems to COTS-based component architectures are well documented These include rapid non-intrusive modernization through the use of COTS sojiware components, and signzQicantly reduced post maintenance costs. However, the hype has not translated to a corresponding increase in the migration of legacy systems to COTS-based architectures. There are two main reasons for this. First, many legacy systems provide adequate core functionality. For this type of legacy system, replacement may not be the most cost-effective solution. Secondly, there is a general lack of scalable methods and tools that support COTS-based evolution of legacy systems. This paper describes our experience in using a component-based method to evolve a legacy system.

G. Kotonya and J. Hutchinson, "A COTS-Based Approach for Evolving legacy Systems," 2007 International Conference on COTS-Based Software Systems(ICCBSS), Banff, Alta., 2007, pp. 205-214.
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