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COTS Selection Best Practices in Literature and in Industry



Publication Type:

Conference/Workshop Paper


10th International Conference on Software Reuse (ICSR)




This paper presents an extensive literature survey of the software COTS component selection methods published to date, followed by a meta-model consolidating the activities and practices of these methods. Together with data collected from practitioners and researchers in the embedded systems domain, we provide concrete recommendations which will enable organizations to identify suitable practices when designing a customized selection processes.


author = {Rikard Land and Laurens Blankers and Michel Chaudron and Ivica Crnkovic},
title = {COTS Selection Best Practices in Literature and in Industry},
month = {May},
year = {2008},
booktitle = {10th International Conference on Software Reuse (ICSR)},
publisher = {Springer},
url = {}