Secure Migration of Legacy Applications to the Web

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7991)


In software engineering, migration of an application is the process of moving the software from one execution platform to another. Nowadays, many desktop applications tend to migrate to the web or to the cloud. Desktop applications are not prepared to face the hostile environment of the web where applications frequently receive harmful data that attempt to exploit program vulnerabilities such as buffer overflows. We propose a migration process for desktop applications with a text-based user interface, which mitigates existing security concerns and enables the software to perform safely in the web without modifying its of the source code. Additionally, we describe an open source tool that facilitates our migration process.


Software migration Web application User interface Legacy application 



This work was performed in the framework of the TRACER(09SYN-72–942) project, which is funded by the Cooperation Programme of the Hellenic Secretariat for Research & Technology.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of InformaticsAristotle University of ThessalonikiThessalonikiGreece
  2. 2.Chalmers University of TechnologyGothenburgSweden

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