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Towards an assessment framework of reuse: A Knowledge Level Analysis Approach

Journal Article


Abstract


  • The process of assessing the suitability of reuse of a software component is complex. Indeed, software systems are typically

    developed as an assembly of existing components. The complexity of the assessment process is due to lack of clarity on how

    to compare the cost of adaptation of an existing component versus the cost of developing it from scratch. Indeed, often pursuit

    of reuse can lead to excessive rework and adaptation, or developing suites of components that often get neglected. This paper

    is an important step towards modelling the complex reuse assessment process. To assess the success factors that can underpin

    reuse, we analyze the cognitive factors that belie developers’ behavior during their decision-making when attempting to reuse.

    This analysis is the first building block of a broader aim to synthesize a framework to institute activities during the software

    development lifecycle to support reuse.

Authors


  •   Beydoun, Ghassan
  •   Hoffmann, Achim (external author)
  •   Valencia-Garcia, Rafael (external author)
  •   Shen, Jun
  •   Gill, Asifqumer (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2019

Citation


  • Beydoun, G., Hoffmann, A., Valencia-Garcia, R., Shen, J. & Gill, A. (2019). Towards an assessment framework of reuse: A Knowledge Level Analysis Approach. Complex and Intelligent Systems, Online first 1-9.

Number Of Pages


  • 8

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 9

Volume


  • Online first

Place Of Publication


  • Germany

Abstract


  • The process of assessing the suitability of reuse of a software component is complex. Indeed, software systems are typically

    developed as an assembly of existing components. The complexity of the assessment process is due to lack of clarity on how

    to compare the cost of adaptation of an existing component versus the cost of developing it from scratch. Indeed, often pursuit

    of reuse can lead to excessive rework and adaptation, or developing suites of components that often get neglected. This paper

    is an important step towards modelling the complex reuse assessment process. To assess the success factors that can underpin

    reuse, we analyze the cognitive factors that belie developers’ behavior during their decision-making when attempting to reuse.

    This analysis is the first building block of a broader aim to synthesize a framework to institute activities during the software

    development lifecycle to support reuse.

Authors


  •   Beydoun, Ghassan
  •   Hoffmann, Achim (external author)
  •   Valencia-Garcia, Rafael (external author)
  •   Shen, Jun
  •   Gill, Asifqumer (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2019

Citation


  • Beydoun, G., Hoffmann, A., Valencia-Garcia, R., Shen, J. & Gill, A. (2019). Towards an assessment framework of reuse: A Knowledge Level Analysis Approach. Complex and Intelligent Systems, Online first 1-9.

Number Of Pages


  • 8

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 9

Volume


  • Online first

Place Of Publication


  • Germany