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Integration of Software Systems – Process Challenges


Publication Type:

Conference/Workshop Paper


Euromicro Conference, Track on Software Process and Product Improvement




The assumptions, requirements, and goals of integrating existing software systems are different compared to other software activities such as maintenance and development, implying that the integration processes should be different. But where there are similarities, proven processes should be used. In this paper, we analyze the process used by a recently merged company, with the goal of deciding on an integration approach for three systems. We point out observations that illustrate key elements of such a process, as well as challenges for the future.


author = {Rikard Land and Ivica Crnkovic and Christina Wallin},
title = {Integration of Software Systems – Process Challenges},
month = {September},
year = {2003},
booktitle = {Euromicro Conference, Track on Software Process and Product Improvement},
publisher = {IEEE},
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