An Architecture-Centric Approach for Producing Quality Systems

  • Antonia Bertolino
  • Antonio Bucchiarone
  • Stefania Gnesi
  • Henry Muccini
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/11558569_4

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3712)
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Bertolino A., Bucchiarone A., Gnesi S., Muccini H. (2005) An Architecture-Centric Approach for Producing Quality Systems. In: Reussner R., Mayer J., Stafford J.A., Overhage S., Becker S., Schroeder P.J. (eds) Quality of Software Architectures and Software Quality. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 3712. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

Software architecture has been advocated as an effective means to produce quality systems. In this paper, we argue that integration between analysis conducted at different stages of development is still lacking. Hence we propose an architecture-centric approach which, by combining different technologies and tools for analysis and testing, supports a seamless tool-supported approach to validate required properties. The idea is to start from the requirements, produce a validated model of the SA, and then use the SA to derive a set of conformance test cases. In this paper, we outline the process, and discuss how some existing tools, namely QuARS,ModTest, CowTest and UIT, could be exploited to support the approach. The integrated framework is under development.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Antonia Bertolino
    • 1
  • Antonio Bucchiarone
    • 1
    • 2
  • Stefania Gnesi
    • 1
  • Henry Muccini
    • 3
  1. 1.Istituto di Scienza e Tecnologie dell’Informazione “A. Faedo” (ISTI-CNR), Area della Ricerca CNR di PisaPisaItaly
  2. 2.IMT Graduate SchoolLucca
  3. 3.Dipartimento di InformaticaUniversitá dell’AquilaL’AquilaItaly

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