Modeling traceability of concerns in architectural views

Bedir Tekinerdogan, Christian Hofmann, Mehmet Akşit

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    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. For this 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 trace 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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAOM '07
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 10th International Workshop on Aspect-Oriented Modeling
    Place of PublicationNew York, NY
    PublisherACM Press
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)978-1-59593-658-5
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    Event10th International Workshop on Aspect-Oriented Modeling, AOM 2007 - Vancouver, Canada
    Duration: 13 Mar 200713 Mar 2007
    Conference number: 10


    Conference10th International Workshop on Aspect-Oriented Modeling, AOM 2007
    Abbreviated titleAOM


    • traceability
    • EWI-10251
    • SE-SA: Software Architecture
    • Software Architecture
    • IR-60275
    • Design
    • METIS-241666


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