Call for papers
Software reuse as an umbrella concept has been around for several decades. Over time, new techniques and approaches have been proposed to implement the concept, from libraries of reusable assets to product lines, to generative methods.
These latter techniques are mostly used in intra organizational reuse, and require considerable formal knowledge the evolution of technology and required functionality in a domain over several years.
On the other end of the spectrum, extra organizational reuse is based on reuse of off-the-shelf (OTS)
software (both open and closed source, acquired for free or for a fee). Here, a limited investment and
immediate availability of the assets have widely spread the approach. On the other hand, the reusing
organization has no control on the evolution of the functionality and assumptions of the asset. Even when
the assets are open source, they are seldom modified.
ICSR9 will focus on how reuse of off-the-shelf (OTS) components is shaping the software industry, and related problems:
We also solicit submissions on the traditional ICSR topics: