Genetic algorithm based software integration with minimum software risk

2006-08-17T10:00:56Z (GMT) by Lili Yang B.F. Jones Shuang-Hua Yang
This paper investigates an approach of integrating software with a minimum risk using Genetic Algorithms (GA). The problem was initially proposed by the need of sharing common software components among various departments within a same organization. Two significant contributions have been made in this study: (1) an assimilation exchange based software integration approach is proposed; (2) the software integration problem is formulated as a search problem and solved by using a GA. A case study is based on an on-going software integration project carried out in the Derbyshire Fire Rescue Service, and used to illustrate the application of the approach.