Ravi Khadka

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—Legacy systems are vitally important for the continuation of business in an enterprise as they support complex core business processes. However, legacy systems have several well-known disadvantages such as being inflexible and hard to maintain, so momentum is growing to evolve those systems into new technology environments. Recently, service-oriented(More)
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) has emerged as an architectural style to foster enterprise interoperability, as it claims to facilitate the flexible composition of loosely coupled enterprise applications and thus alleviates the heterogeneity problem among enterprises. Meanwhile, Model-Driven Architecture (MDA) aims at facilitating the development of(More)
A service ecosystem is a marketplace for trading services in which services are developed, published, sold and used. Service ecosystems have changed the way of service delivery and service consumption among actors/parties, who perform specific roles for the operation of the ecosystems. Such actors, being service providers, consumers, mediators and(More)
Existing research in legacy system modernization has traditionally focused on technical challenges, and takes the standpoint that legacy systems are obsolete, yet crucial for an organization's operation. Nonetheless, it remains unclear whether practitioners in the industry also share this perception. This paper describes the outcome of an exploratory study(More)
—Legacy to Service-Oriented Architecture migration approaches have been extensively researched over the last decade, primarily to reuse the valuable business logic that resides within legacy applications. Interestingly, most of the proposed approaches fail to cover the complete process from the technological, organizational and business perspectives. This(More)
With pay-per-use pricing models, elastic scaling of resources, and the usage of shared virtualized infrastructure, 'the Cloud' offers more efficient use of capital, great cost reductions, and breakthrough agility. Yet, it turns out that to leverage the cloud advantages, organizations have to introduce cloud-specific chargeback practices. That is, they have(More)
—This paper presents the findings of a case study of a large scale legacy to service-oriented architecture migration process in the payments domain of a Dutch bank. The paper presents the business drivers that initiated the migration, and describes a 4-phase migration process. For each phase, the paper details benefits of using the techniques, best(More)
Topic modeling has seen a surge in use for software comprehension. Although the models inferred from the source code are a great source of knowledge, they fail to fully capture the conceptual relationships between the topics. Here we investigate the use of interactive topic modeling for source code analysis by feeding-in information from the end-users,(More)