Juan Pablo Carvallo

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0 7 4 0 7 4 5 9 / 0 3 / $ 1 9 . 0 0 © 2 0 0 3 I E E E All the methodologies that have been proposed recently for choosing software packages compare user requirements with the packages’ capabilities.3–5 There are different types of requirements, such as managerial, political, and, of course, quality requirements. Quality requirements are often difficult to(More)
Selection of commercial-off-the-shelf software components (COTS components) has a growing importance in software engineering. Unfortunately, selection projects have a high risk of ending up into abandonment or yielding an incorrect selection. The use of some software engineering practices such as the definition of quality models can reduce this risk. We(More)
Agent-oriented models are frequently used in disciplines such as requirements engineering and organizational process modelling. i* is currently one of the most widespread notations used for this purpose. Due to its strategic nature, instead of a single definition, there exist several versions and variants, often not totally defined and even contradictory.(More)
Selection of software packages from user requirements is currently a central task in software engineering. Selection of inappropriate packages may compromise some business processes and may interfere negatively in the functioning of the involved organization. Success of package selection is currently endangered because of many factors, being one of the most(More)
We present in this paper a framework embracing different aspects involved in COTS component selection that influence the success of this activity. Playing a crucial role in this framework appears the concept of quality model, aimed at structuring the description of the quality of COTS components. We propose a methodology for building quality models based on(More)
Software component selection is growing in importance. Its success relies on correctly assessing the candidate components' quality. For a particular project, you can assess quality by identifying and analyzing the criteria that affect it. Component selection is on the suitability and completeness of the criteria used for evaluation. Experiences from(More)
The architectural definition of hybrid software systems is a challenging problem that demands to reconcile stakeholders’ strategic needs and components marketplace, whilst defining an appropriate set of services. We have defined a method called DHARMA based on the i* framework. The goal of this paper is to present an experience report about the use of i* in(More)
The selection of Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) components is currently a central activity in the development of information systems. Criteria for selecting COTS components include both technical and non-technical issues. Whilst many catalogues of technical quality factors exist, it is not the case for non-technical ones. In this paper, we propose an(More)
The selection process is a crucial activity of the development of COTS-based systems. A key step of the evaluation of COTS components carried out during selection is the matching between user requirements and COTS features. We propose a goal-based approach to guide the matching process, using quality models for leveraging goals and COTS features. The(More)
Large software systems are often deployed putting together many Commercial-Off-The-Shelf software components (COTS). The selection of the COTS to be integrated is driven by the software system requirements. In this paper, we propose the RECSS method aimed at supporting requirements elicitation and analysis in the context of COTS-based software systems.(More)