Technical Obsolescence Management Strategies for Safety-Related Software for Airborne Systems

Simos Gerasimou*, Dimitris Kolovos, Richard Paige, Michael Standish

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Complex software systems deployed in safety-critical and business-critical application domains (e.g., avionics, defence, healthcare) are meant to provide service for decades. Although many of these systems withstand technological evolution and infrequently undergo substantial changes, they will likely face software obsolescence problems during their lifetime. Resolving these obsolescence problems is an expensive, time-consuming and labour intensive process. This project investigates technical obsolescence problems in safety-related software for airborne systems, examines the applicability of obsolescence management strategies and explores methods to automate the resolution of software obsolescence.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSoftware Technologies: Applications and Foundations - STAF 2017 Collocated Workshops, Revised Selected Papers
Number of pages9
Volume10748 LNCS
ISBN (Print)9783319747293
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventInternational conference on Software Technologies: Applications and Foundations, STAF 2017 - Marburg, Germany
Duration: 17 Jul 201721 Jul 2017

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10748 LNCS
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349


ConferenceInternational conference on Software Technologies: Applications and Foundations, STAF 2017

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