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Quality-Attribute-Driven Software Architecture Reconstruction (SATURN 2005)

  • April 2005
  • This presentation was given by William O‰Brien on Quality-Attribute-Driven Software Architecture Reconstruction at the SEI‰s SATURN 2005 workshop.
  • Publisher: Software Engineering Institute
  • This presentation was created for a conference series or symposium and does not necessarily reflect the positions and views of the Software Engineering Institute.
  • Abstract

    Architecture reconstruction is the process by which architectural views of an implemented system are obtained from existing artifacts. This presentation outlines research on architecture reconstruction that is driven by quality attribute analysis. The analysis typically occurs when existing systems hit their architectural boundaries caused by product growth or expansion scenarios. The information gathered during architecture reconstruction has to satisfy the information needs for these scenarios in order to provide reasoning during decision-making processes. The work is crucial for organizations that have to make architectural decisions about existing systems, or want to lower the adoption barriers for product lines by investigating the reuse of existing assets.

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