Workshop Overview
The construction of service-based software systems, composed of several interconnected off-the-shelf components (COTS, open source, web services, etc.), requires some activities to be performed, among which we find component evaluation, that is becoming increasingly more critical, due to the ever-growing number of component domains and products available. This workshop focuses on the study of the models for representing evaluation criteria and the evaluations themselves, as well as the processes to conduct the evaluation. The workshop is a continuation of the 1st MPEC workshop, held jointly with ICSE'04.

The main goals of this workshop are the following:

The workshop will be organized according to the following: Topics
The workshop is intended to cover topics related to off-the-shelf components evaluation, from theoretical foundations to empirical studies, including the following (but are not limited to):