2nd International Workshop on Incorporating COTS into Software Systems (IWICSS) (IWICSS)

Venue: Bilbao

Location: Bilbao, Spain

Event Date/Time: Feb 08, 2005
Paper Submission Date: Jan 01, 2005
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2nd International Workshop on Incorporating COTS into Software Systems (IWICSS):
Assessment and prediction of behavior and QoS attributes of COTS software components and systems.

Co-located with the 4th International Conference on COTS-Based Software Systems (ICCBSS 2005)


The complexity and heterogeneity of COTS-based software products are increasing rapidly. In contrast to in-house software, COTS components and systems are close entities and, as such, hide many parts of their implementation. Even if this is safe with regard to the principles of encapsulation, high-cohesion and low-coupling, one expects to determine how these external entities may behave in user’s deployment environments which are often different from vendor’s development environments. “Assessment and prediction of behaviors and QoS attributes of COTS software components and systems” means here that if COTS components and systems are not built/prepared for the assessment and the prediction of their properties, they may not be qualified as high-confidence software entities. The proposed workshop mainly stresses the design of COTS software, in other words how to create trustworthy software in order to better instrument, support and organize a COTS software market.

Workshop Topics

- Specification and modeling languages (including UML) for COTS software
- Formal methods, checking and proof techniques for COTS software
- Vendor-oriented versus reuser-expected documentation for the assessment and prediction of COTS components and systems
- Techniques and approaches for the prediction of the behaviour of an assembled-components system.
- Techniques and approaches for assessment and prediction: Model-based executability, Built-In Testing, COTS software supervision and monitoring…
- Requirements engineering activities in relation with the assessment and prediction of COTS components and systems
- Experiences and application of prediction and assessment of COTS software in embedded systems, mobile and wireless systems, domain-based software…
- COTS software and product line engineering
- QoS issues as performance, security, safety…

Call for Participation

All submissions related to COTS and prediction of behaviour will be considered. The papers will deal about pure investigation, study-cases and new topics and future work. For the first two topics the submitted papers should not exceed six (6) pages, including all text, references, appendices, and figures. Otherwise for the papers which consider new topics, future works or research proposals, should not exceed three (3) pages, including all text, figures and references.

Position papers must be submitted in Adobe PDF format via email to xaretxandieta@eps.mondragon.edu . Papers must conform to the ICCBSS 2005 proceedings publication format (see http://www.iccbss.org/2005/docum/ICCBSS_Paper_Template.zip)

Important dates

Submission of position papers: January 1, 2005
Author notification: January 28, 2005
Workshop: February 8th 2005