A Non-Functional Approach for COTS Components Trading

L. Iribarne, A. Vallecillo, C. Alves and J. Castro.

In Proc. of the IV Workshop on Requirements Engineering.
Buenos Aires, Argentina. November 22-23, 2001.


In CBSD, the possible benefits of COTS software development such as low cost, low risk, and high quality, cannot be satisfactorily achieved due to inadequate and/or incomplete proposals for component specificactions. In particular, non-functional aspects play an important role for components description and selection, but are usually not taken into account when documenting components and searching for them. In the paper, non-functional features of commercial components are analyzed, and a template for collecting this kind of information in XML documents is proposed in order to allow effective COTS components trading.

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