Modeling Traceability of Concerns for Synchronizing Architectural Views

B. Tekinerdogan, C. Hofmann, Mehmet Aksit

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    Abstract

    Software architecture modeling includes the description of different views that represent the architectural concerns from different stakeholder perspectives. In case of evolution of the software system the related architectural views need to be adapted accordingly. To synchronize the architectural views it is necessary that the dependency links among the architectural concerns in the architectural views can be easily traced. Unfortunately, despite the ongoing efforts for modeling concerns in architectural views, the traceability of concerns remains a challenging issue in architecture design. We propose the concern traceability metamodel (CTM) that enables traceability of concerns within and across architectural views. The metamodel can be used for modeling the concerns, the architectural elements and the traceability links among the elements in architectural views. We have implemented CTM in the tool M-Trace, that uses XML-based representations of the models and XQuery queries to represent tracing information. CTM and M-Trace are illustrated for analyzing the impact of concerns of a Climate Control System case and synchronizing the architectural views.
    Original languageUndefined
    Pages (from-to)7-25
    Number of pages19
    JournalJournal of object technology
    Volume6
    Issue numberLNCS4549/7
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 2007

    Keywords

    • SE-SA: Software Architecture
    • METIS-241864
    • SE-AOC: Aspect and Object Composability
    • IR-60276
    • Software Architecture
    • SE-MDA: Model Driven Architecture
    • traceability
    • EWI-10958

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