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Issue No. 01 - Jan.-Feb. (2015 vol. 32)
ISSN: 0740-7459
pp: 98-105
Patricia Lago , VU University Amsterdam
Ivano Malavolta , Gran Sasso Science Institute
Henry Muccini , Università dellAquila
Patrizio Pelliccione , Chalmers University of Technology and University of Gothenburg
Antony Tang , Swinburne University of Technology
Despite the huge number of architectural languages that have been proposed in the last two decades, evidence today shows that industry-ready, well-accepted, and recognized languages for producing architecture descriptions are still lacking. This article explores the usability requirements of architectural languages from the perspectives of language definition, language mechanisms, and tool support. With a better understanding of architectural-language requirements, the authors explore the use of model-driven engineering to realize next-generation architectural languages, as well as its limitations.
Software architecture, Unified modeling language, Computer languages, Software engineering, Computer applications

P. Lago, I. Malavolta, H. Muccini, P. Pelliccione and A. Tang, "The Road Ahead for Architectural Languages," in IEEE Software, vol. 32, no. 1, pp. 98-105, 2015.
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