Type

Journal Article

Authors

Fawad Khaliq
Claus Pahl
Pooyan Jamshidi
Aakash Ahmad

Subjects

Computer Science

Topics
component based software language evolution software engineering software evolution software architectures architecture centric software evolution pattern based pattern language

A pattern language for the evolution of component-based software architectures (2014)

Abstract Architecture-centric software evolution enables change in a system’s structure and behaviour while maintaining a global view of the software to address evolution-centric trade-offs. The existing solutions for architectural maintenance and evolution fall short of exploiting generic and reusable expertise to address recurring evolution problems. We present a pattern language as a collection of interconnected change patterns that enable reuse-driven and consistent evolution of component-based software architectures. Pattern interconnections represent possible relationships among patterns (such as variants or related patterns) in the language. In general, we introduce architecture change mining (pattern language development) as a complementary and integrated phase to facilitate reuse-driven architecture change execution (pattern language application). We evaluate the language applicability to support pattern-driven reuse in architecture evolution of a payment system case study. We also analyse the precision and recall factor as a measure of selecting the most appropriate pattern(s) from the language collection. The pattern language itself continuously evolves with an incremental discovery of new patterns from change logs over time.
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Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Computer Science: Software engineering
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools: Faculty of Engineering and Computing

Full list of authors on original publication

Fawad Khaliq, Claus Pahl, Pooyan Jamshidi, Aakash Ahmad

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