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SHAring and Reusing architectural Knowledge Architecture, Rationale, and Design Intent, Workshop on (2007)
Minneapolis, Minnesota
May 20, 2007 to May 26, 2007
ISBN: 0-7695-2951-8
pp: 8
Liming Zhu , National ICT Australia Ltd., Australia; University of New South Wales
Ian Gorton , Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA
ABSTRACT
A software architecture is composed of a collection of design decisions. Each design decision helps or hinders certain Non-Functional Requirements (NFR). Current software architecture views focus on expressing components and connectors in the system. Design decisions and their relationships with non-functional requirements are often captured in separate design documentation, not explicitly expressed in any views. This disassociation makes architecture comprehension and architecture evolution harder. <p>In this paper, we propose a UML profile for modeling design decisions and an associated UML profile for modeling non-functional requirements in a generic way. The two UML profiles treat design decisions and nonfunctional requirements as first-class elements. Modeled design decisions always refer to existing architectural elements and thus maintain traceability between the two. We provide a mechanism for checking consistency over this traceability. An exemplar is given as a way to demonstrate the feasibility of our approach.</p>
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CITATION
Liming Zhu, Ian Gorton, "UML Profiles for Design Decisions and Non-Functional Requirements", SHAring and Reusing architectural Knowledge Architecture, Rationale, and Design Intent, Workshop on, vol. 00, no. , pp. 8, 2007, doi:10.1109/SHARK-ADI.2007.14
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