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Integration of Software Systems: Process Challenges
Mälardalen University, Department of Computer Science and Electronics.
Mälardalen University, Department of Computer Science and Electronics.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5278-755X
Mälardalen University, Department of Computer Science and Electronics.
2003 (English)In: Conference Proceedings of the EUROMICRO2003, 2003, 413-416 p.Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The assumptions, requirements, and goals of integrating existing software systems are different compared to other software activities such as maintenance and development, implying that the integration processes should be different. But where there are similarities, proven processes should be used. We analyze the process used by a recently merged company, with the goal of deciding on an integration approach for three systems. We point out observations that illustrate key elements of such a process, as well as challenges for the future.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2003. 413-416 p.
National Category
Computer Systems
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-4007DOI: 10.1109/EURMIC.2003.1231625Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84882905097ISBN: 9780769519968 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-4007DiVA: diva2:120524
Conference
29th EUROMICRO Conference, EUROMICRO 2003; Belek-Antalya; Turkey; 1 September 2003 through 6 September 2003
Available from: 2006-07-18 Created: 2006-07-18 Last updated: 2015-07-29Bibliographically approved
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1. Software Systems In-House Integration: Observations and Guidelines Concerning Architecture and Process
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Software Systems In-House Integration: Observations and Guidelines Concerning Architecture and Process
2006 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other scientific)
Abstract [en]

Software evolution is a crucial activity for software organizations. A specifc type of software evolution is the integration of previously isolated systems. The need for integration is often a consequence of different organizational changes, including merging of previously separate organizations. One goal of software integration is to increase the value to users of several systems by combining their functionality, another is to reduce functionality overlap. If the systems are completely owned and controlled in-house, there is an additional advantage in rationalizing the use of internal resources by decreasing the amount of software with essentially the same purpose. Despite in-house integration being common, this topic has received little attention from researchers. This thesis contributes to an increasing understanding of the problems associated with in-house integration and provides guidelines to the more efficient utilization of the existing systems and the personnel.

In the thesis, we combine two perspectives: software architecture and processes. The perspective of software architecture is used to show how compatibility analysis and development of integration alternatives can be performed rapidly at a high level of abstraction. The software process perspective has led to the identification of important characteristics and practices of the integration process. The guidelines provided in the thesis will help those performing future in-house integration to make well-founded decisions timely and efficiently.

The contributions are based on several integration projects in industry, which have been studied systematically in order to collect, evaluate and generalize their experiences.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Västerås: Institutionen för Datavetenskap och Elektronik, 2006. 320 p.
Series
Mälardalen University Press Dissertations, ISSN 1651-4238 ; 31
Keyword
Architectural Compatibility, Software Architecture, Software Integration, Software Merge, Software Processes, Strategic Decisions
National Category
Computer Science
Research subject
Datavetenskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-146 (URN)91-85485-20-9 (ISBN)
Public defence
2006-09-15, Zeta, T, Högskoleplan 1, Västerås, 10:00
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Available from: 2006-07-18 Created: 2006-07-18

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