Coping with System Evolution: Experience in Reverse Architecting as Means to Ease te Evolution of Complex Systems (CD ROM)

P.D. Borches Juzgado, Gerrit Maarten Bonnema

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Creating systems from scratch is time consuming and costly, therefore companies often choose to evolve existing systems. The understanding that a company has about the impact that a change has in the system architecture determines their ability to cope with system evolution. System architects and designers need to have an architecture representation that enables them to understand and to foresee consequences of evolving the system. This representation however is often not documented. Reverse architecting enables to recover the architecture representation. In this paper, experiences in reverse architecting in a industrial case at Philips Healthcare MRI Group is presented. We show that the proposed approach provides an effective framework to reason about evolvability and impact that design changes has on the system.
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publication19th International Symposium of Systems Engineering
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherInternational Council on Systems Engineering
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jul 2009
Event19th Annual International Symposium of the International Council on Systems Engineering, INCOSE 2009 - Singapore, Thailand, Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 20 Jul 200923 Jul 2009
Conference number: 19

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PublisherInternational Council on System Engineering, INCOSE


Conference19th Annual International Symposium of the International Council on Systems Engineering, INCOSE 2009
Abbreviated titleINCOSE 2009
Other20-23 July 2009


  • IR-77044
  • METIS-262988

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