Erich B. Buss

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Corporations face mounting maintenance and re-engineering costs for large legacy systems. Evolving over several years, these systems embody substantial corporate knowledge, including requirements, design decisions, and business rules. Such knowledge is di cult to recover after many years of operation, evolution, and personnel change. To address this(More)
This paper reviews the progress-to-date of the application of program reverse engineering technologies to a large-scale legacy software product. Basic reverse engineering concepts and a project overview are outlined, followed by a description of the legacy software product, the reverse engineering toolkit used, and analysis and discussion of the experiences(More)
The Centre for Advanced Studies is a newly formed applied research centre within the IBM Canada Limited Laboratory. Its primary aim is to facilitate the transfer of research ideas into the various product groups of the Laboratory. This paper provides some background to the formation of the Centre, some of the challenges deemed important in defining the role(More)
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