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This paper aims at identifying some of the key factors in adopting an organization-wide software reuse program. The factors are derived from practical experience reported by industry professionals, through a survey involving 57 Brazilian small, medium and large software organizations. Some of them produce software with commonality between applications, and(More)
Nowadays there are several publications on smart cities and improvements offered to the routine of its inhabitants and resource optimization, however, there is still no agreement about the definition of "Smart Cities", their domains and indicators. The lack of a clear and widely usable definition and such as delimitation areas and indicators makes it(More)
Nowadays software systems are essential to the environment of most organizations, and their maintenance is a key point to support business dynamics. Thus, reverse engineering legacy systems for knowledge reuse has become a major concern in software industry. This article, based on a survey about reverse engineering tools, discusses a set of functional and(More)
Government concerns about transparency date from 1957, but current technological advances and real-time worldwide communications hold great promise to transform accountability, transparency, citizen participation and collaboration, in addition to offering better public services, by increasing efficiency and effectiveness and decreasing corruption in(More)
Technological advances and real-time worldwide communications hold great promise for transforming the efficiency and effectiveness of public services through the ease of publishing and access to government public information or through the offer of new kinds of services. In this paper, we describe two initiatives, <i>Rio Inteligente</i> (Smart Rio) and(More)
Software maintenance tasks are the most expensive activities on legacy systems life cycle, and system understanding is the most important factor of this cost. Thus, in order to aid legacy knowledge retrieval and reuse, this paper presents LIFT: a Legacy InFormation retrieval Tool, discussing since its initial requirements until its preliminary experience in(More)
The migration of legacy mainframe applications to new web technologies is a challenge faced by several organizations. Since 2005, the Pitang and C.E.S.A.R companies are involved in a large migration project for a bank institution, aiming to migrate NATURAL/ADABAS legacy mainframe source code to a web-based platform. In this paper, we briefly describe the(More)