Frank Lüders

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Software is often built from pre-existing, reusable components, but there is a lack of knowledge regarding how efficient this is in practice. In this paper we therefore present qualitative results from an industrial survey on current practices and preferences, highlighting differences and similarities between development with reusable components,(More)
This chapter presents a case study from a global company developing a new generation of programmable controllers to replace several existing products. The system needs to incorporate support for a large number of I/O systems, network types, and communication protocols. To leverage its global development resources and the competency of different development(More)
When different business units of an international company are responsible for the development of different parts of a large system, a component-based software architecture may be a good alternative to more traditional, monolithic architectures. The new common control system, developed by ABB to replace several existing control systems, must incorporate(More)
There has been much recent interest in how to help students in higher education develop their generic skills, especially since this is a focus of the Bologna process that aims to standardize European higher education. However, even though the Master thesis is the final and often crucial part of a graduate degree and requires many generic skills very little(More)
Like many engineering programs in Europe, the final part of most Swedish software engineering programs is a longer project in which the students write a Master's thesis. These projects are often conducted in cooperation between a university and industry, and the students often have two supervisors, one at the university and one in industry. In particular,(More)
While the use of software component models has become popular in the development of desktop applications and distributed information systems, such models have not been widely used in the domain of embedded real-time systems. Presumably, this is due to the requirements such systems have to meet with respect to predictable timing and limited use of resources.(More)
Software Configuration Management (SCM) is the controlled way to manage the development and modification of software. For an efficient SCM process different SCM tools can be used to collect information about items being changed in the development or maintenance process. Advanced SCM tools include also Change Management which collects information related to(More)