Selection of Off-The-Shelf Conference Management Systems

Project: PHD

Project Details


The central theme of my PhD research is the integration of off-the-shelf components (COTS) in the global software development life cycle:
- improve the reusability of the selected components,
- improve the reusability of the selection process itself,
- improve the integration of COTS into the software engineering process.

My most recent publications are:

[1] Disambiguating the Documentation of Variability in Software Product Lines: A Separation of Concerns, Formalization and Automated Analysis, Andreas Metzger, Patrick Heymans, Klaus Pohl, Pierre-Yves Schobbens, Germain Saval, submitted to the 15th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference 2007 (RE¿07).

[2] Experimenting with the Selection of an Off-The-Shelf Conference Management System, Germain Saval, Patrick Heymans, Pierre-Yves Schobbens, Raimundas Matulevičius, Jean-Christophe Trigaux, poster presented at the 1st Intl. Workshop on Variability Modelling of Software-intensive Systems (VaMoS).
Effective start/end date1/09/0631/08/11


  • Requirements Engineering
  • COTS Selection
  • Reference Models
  • Model Evolution