Session 1: Opening, 9.00-10.30

9:00 - 9:10 Introduction

9:10 - 10:00 Invited Talk: Software's "Inoperable" Interoperability Problem
                  Jeffrey Voas (Cigital Incorporated - USA)

10:00 - 10:30 Discussion: identification of main topics of interest

Break: 10.30-11.00

Session 2: Lessons drawn from case studies, 11.00-12.30

11:00 - 11:50 Paper presentations

  • F. Ye, T. Kelly. "Use of COTS Software Components in Safety-Critical Applications - A Defensible Approach"
  • J. Odrowski. "A Process for Evaluating and Selecting a Development Environment"
  • C. Ncube, N. Maiden. "Selecting COTS Anti-Virus Software for an International Bank: Some Lessons Learned!"
  • M. Krystkowiak, V. Bétry, E. Dubois. "Efficient COTS selection with OPAL tool"
  • J. Li, F.O. Bjørnson, R. Conradi, V. By Kampenes. "An Empirical Study on COTS Component Selection Process in Norwegian IT Companies"

    11:50 - 12:30 Discussion

    Lunch: 12.30-14.00

    Session 3: Improving COTS selection, 14.00-15.30

    14:00 - 14:40 Paper presentations

  • J.P. Carvallo, X. Franch, G. Grau, C. Quer. "On the use of quality models for COTS evaluation"
  • M. Goulao, F. Brito. "Formalizing metrics for COTS"
  • L. Chung, K. Cooper. "Matching, Ranking, and Selecting Components: A COTS-Aware Requirements Engineering and Software Architecting Approach"
  • S.R. Haynes, S. Purao, J.R. Winter. "Evaluating Components in the Context of Use"

    14:40 - 15:30 Discussion

    Break: 15.30-16.00

    Session 4: Improving/Changing the process, 16.00-17.00

    16:00 - 16:30 Paper presentations

  • A. Cecchich, M. Piattini. "Challenges Setting a Process to Manage COTS Component Selection"
  • L. Jaccheri, M. Torchiano. "Integrating Architecture and Familiarization in CBD Processes"
  • J.-C. Mielnik, S. Laurière, B. Lang. "Using eCots portal for sharing information about software products and producers on the Internet and in corporate intranets"

    16:30 - 17:00 Discussion

    Session 5: Closing, 17.00-17.30

    17:00 - 17:30 Wrap-up