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Towards a Circular Economy of Industrial Software

Kutscher, Vladimir and Ruland, Sebastian and Müller, Patrick and Wasser, Nathan and Lochau, Malte and Anderl, Reiner and Schürr, Andy and Mezini, Mira and Hähnle, Reiner (2020):
Towards a Circular Economy of Industrial Software.
In: Procedia CIRP, 90, pp. 37 - 42. Elsevier, ISSN 2212-8271,
DOI: 10.1016/j.procir.2020.01.133,
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Abstract

Software has become an indispensable part of industrial production and thus influences the life cycle of manufacturing systems, as many of these systems have to be replaced or evolved due to changing requirements. Software adaptation through continuous evolution extends the service time of these systems and thus saves valuable resources. In this paper we present an interdisciplinary methodology for reengineering legacy software to increase the productive lifetime. Our proposed approach systematically reuses implicit domain knowledge to evolve, validate and commission new software from legacy code. The approach is evaluated on a CNC machine as a special type of industrial system.

Item Type: Article
Erschienen: 2020
Creators: Kutscher, Vladimir and Ruland, Sebastian and Müller, Patrick and Wasser, Nathan and Lochau, Malte and Anderl, Reiner and Schürr, Andy and Mezini, Mira and Hähnle, Reiner
Title: Towards a Circular Economy of Industrial Software
Language: English
Abstract:

Software has become an indispensable part of industrial production and thus influences the life cycle of manufacturing systems, as many of these systems have to be replaced or evolved due to changing requirements. Software adaptation through continuous evolution extends the service time of these systems and thus saves valuable resources. In this paper we present an interdisciplinary methodology for reengineering legacy software to increase the productive lifetime. Our proposed approach systematically reuses implicit domain knowledge to evolve, validate and commission new software from legacy code. The approach is evaluated on a CNC machine as a special type of industrial system.

Journal or Publication Title: Procedia CIRP
Journal volume: 90
Publisher: Elsevier
Uncontrolled Keywords: Software reengineering, Industrial software, Digital twin, Industry 4.0, Legacy system, Computerized numerical control, Circular economy
Divisions: 16 Department of Mechanical Engineering
16 Department of Mechanical Engineering > Department of Computer Integrated Design (DiK)
18 Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
18 Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology > Institute of Computer Engineering > Real-Time Systems
18 Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology > Institute of Computer Engineering
20 Department of Computer Science
20 Department of Computer Science > Software Engineering
20 Department of Computer Science > Software Technology
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2020 08:41
DOI: 10.1016/j.procir.2020.01.133
Official URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212827120...
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