A Conceptual Framework and Experimental Workbench for Architectures

  • Marco Konersmann
  • Michael Goedicke
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7365)

Abstract

When developing the architecture of a software system, inconsistent architecture representations and missing specifications or documentations are often a problem. We present a conceptual framework for software architecture that can help to avoid inconsistencies between the specification and the implementation, and thus helps during the maintenance and evolution of software systems. For experimenting with the framework, we present an experimental workbench. Within this workbench, architecture information is described in an intermediate language in a semantic wiki. The semantic information is used as an experimental representation of the architecture and provides a basis for bidirectional transformations between implemented and specified architecture. A systematic integration of model information in the source code of component models allows for maintaining only one representation of the architecture: the source code. The workbench can be easily extended to experiment with other Architecture Description Languages, Component Models, and analysis languages.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marco Konersmann
    • 1
  • Michael Goedicke
    • 1
  1. 1.paluno - The Ruhr Institute for Software TechnologyUniversity of Duisburg-EssenEssenGermany

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