Evolving software products, the design of a water-related modeling software ecosystem.

Konstantinos Manikas

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Software product evolution by means of improving their architecture, tools, or development methodologies are rather common in the lifetime of a software product. Especially if the product is in the domain of engineering where some of the basic calculation principles were established in some cases more than 50 years ago. However, a radical change of software products to evolve both in the software engineering as much as the organizational and business aspects in a disruptive manner are rather rare.

In this paper, we report on the transformation of one of the market leader product series in water-related calculation and modeling from a traditional business-as-usual series of products to an evolutionary software ecosystem. We do so by relying on existing concepts on software ecosystem analysis to analyze the future ecosystem. We report and elaborate on the main focus points necessary for this transition. We argue for the generalization of our focus points to the transition from traditional business-as-usual software products to software ecosystems.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference of Software Business : ICSOB 2017
Publication dateJun 2017
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-69190-9
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-69191-6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2017
Event 8th International Conference on Software Business - Essen, Germany
Duration: 12 Jun 201716 Jun 2017
Conference number: 8


Conference 8th International Conference on Software Business
Internet address
SeriesLecture Notes in Business Information Processing


  • software ecosystems
  • ecosystem design
  • product modernization


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