Integrating Quality-attribute Reasoning Frameworks in the ArchE Design Assistant
May 2009 • White Paper
Bachmann et al present their work on a design assistant called ArchE that provides third-party researchers with an infrastructure to integrate their own quality-attribute models.
Software Engineering Institute
Techniques and tools for specific quality-attribute issues are becoming a mainstream in architecture design. This approach is practical for evaluating the architecture in early stages but also for planning improvements for it. Thus, we believe that one challenge is the integration of the individual capabilities of quality-attribute techniques. This paper presents our research work on a design assistant called ArchE that, based on reasoning framework technology, provides an infrastructure for third-party researchers to integrate their own quality-attribute models. This infrastructure aims at facilitating the experimentation and sharing of quality-attribute knowledge in both research and educational contexts.