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An Application of the Architecture-Based Design Method to the Electronic House

  • Abstract

    The Architecture-Based Design (ABD) Method is a method for designing the software architecture of a product line of systems. It has previously been described in the technical report, The Architecture Based Design Method (CMU/SEI-2000-TR-001). This report elaborates an example of the application of this method to designing the software architecture. The example is the house of the future.

    The house of the future is assumed to have a collection of devices within the house that are controlled by a computer network. Entertainment, security, heating/air-conditioning, and utility devices will all interoperate and will be controlled from a central network. The software architecture to support the house must be extendable and flexible, and it must have high security, high performance, and high availability. In this report, we present a first-level decomposition of the software architecture as a demonstration of the ABD Method.

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SEI

Bachmann, Felix; Bass, Len; & Klein, Mark. An Application of the Architecture-Based Design Method to the Electronic House (CMU/SEI-2000-SR-009). Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 2000. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=5057

IEEE

Bachmann. Felix, Bass. Len, and Klein. Mark, "An Application of the Architecture-Based Design Method to the Electronic House," Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Special Report CMU/SEI-2000-SR-009, 2000. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=5057

APA

Bachmann, Felix., Bass, Len., & Klein, Mark. (2000). An Application of the Architecture-Based Design Method to the Electronic House (CMU/SEI-2000-SR-009). Retrieved December 19, 2014, from the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University website: http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=5057

CHI

Felix Bachmann, Len Bass, & Mark Klein. An Application of the Architecture-Based Design Method to the Electronic House (CMU/SEI-2000-SR-009). Pittsburgh, PA: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 2000. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=5057

MLA

Bachmann, Felix., Bass, Len., & Klein, Mark. 2000. An Application of the Architecture-Based Design Method to the Electronic House (Technical Report CMU/SEI-2000-SR-009). Pittsburgh: Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. http://resources.sei.cmu.edu/library/asset-view.cfm?AssetID=5057