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21st IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance (ICSM'05) (2005)
Budapest, Hungary
Sept. 25, 2005 to Sept. 30, 2005
ISSN: 1063-6773
ISBN: 0-7695-2368-4
pp: 69-78
Gerald Kotonya , Lancaster University
John Hutchinson , Lancaster University
ABSTRACT
Traditional software engineering change management approaches are inadequate for addressing the unique challenges presented by the component-based systems. Current change management techniques view the system under development as a collection of mutable sub-components, known to the developer and whose interrelationships and development histories are described in a change management system. This contrasts with a component-based view of a system comprising potentially many interconnected, immutable, black-box components.This contrast represents the fundamentally different change management tasks associated with component-based development. We propose a novel architecture-centric approach that combines a process model with a dedicated ADL to provide a framework for change impact analysis.
INDEX TERMS
CBSE, Components, Impact Analysis, Change
CITATION

G. Kotonya and J. Hutchinson, "Managing Change in COTS-Based Systems," 21st IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance (ICSM'05)(ICSM), Budapest, Hungary, 2005, pp. 69-78.
doi:10.1109/ICSM.2005.61
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