Producing software by integration: challenges and research directions (keynote)

Paola Inverardi, Marco Autili, Davide Di Ruscio, Patrizio Pelliccione, Massimo Tivoli
2013 Proceedings of the 2013 9th Joint Meeting on Foundations of Software Engineering - ESEC/FSE 2013  
Software is increasingly produced according to a certain goal and by integrating existing software produced by third-parties, typically black-box, and often provided without a machine readable documentation. This implies that development processes of the next future have to explicitly deal with an inherent incompleteness of information about existing software, notably on its behaviour. Therefore, on one side a software producer will less and less know the precise behaviour of a third party
more » ... are service, on the other side she will need to use it to build her own application. In this paper we present an innovative development process to automatically produce dependable software systems by integrating existing services under uncertainty and according to the specified goal. Moreover, we (i) discuss important challenges that must be faced while producing the kind of systems we are targeting, (ii) give an overview of the state of art related to the identified challenges, and finally (iii) provide research directions to address these challenges.
doi:10.1145/2491411.2505428 dblp:conf/sigsoft/InverardiARPT13 fatcat:snyk6cnyffbehmhnortmbtq6z4