Discovering of Part-Whole Relations Used in Architectural Prototyping of Project Tasks

  • Petr SosninEmail author
  • Anna Kulikova
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 874)


The paper presents a way of achieving the necessary architectural understanding in conceptual solving of the project tasks in designing the software intensive systems (SISs). This way should be implemented in the context of automated design thinking, and it is based on discovering of the part-whole relations, their registering in the project ontology and reflecting the initial statement of the perceived task into its graphical architectural description. The suggested way is implemented by designers in the instrumental environment WIQA (Working In Questions and Answers) supporting the conceptual designing of the SISs. Discovering and registering the indicated type of relations are functions that are embedded in the toolkit WIQA, the graphical subsystem of which provides building the architectural prototypes.


Architectural prototype Conceptual designing Design thinking Part-whole relation Project ontology Question-answering Software intensive system 



This work was supported by the Russian Fund for Basic Research (RFBR), Grants #18- 07-00989a, #18-47-730016p-a, #18-47-732012 p_мк and the State Contract №2.1534.2017/4.6.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ulyanovsk State Technical UniversityUlyanovskRussia

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