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Ontology-based modelling of architectural styles

Pahl, Claus and Gieseckeb, Simon and Hasselbring, Wilhelm (2009) Ontology-based modelling of architectural styles. Information and Software Technology, 1 (12). pp. 1739-1749. ISSN 0950-5849

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Abstract

The conceptual modelling of software architectures is of central importance for the quality of a software system. A rich modelling language is required to integrate the different aspects of architecture modelling, such as architectural styles, structural and behavioural modelling, into a coherent framework. Architectural styles are often neglected in software architectures. We propose an ontological approach for architectural style modelling based on description logic as an abstract, meta-level modelling instrument. We introduce a framework for style definition and style combination. The application of the ontological framework in the form of an integration into existing architectural description notations is illustrated.

Item Type:Article (Published)
Refereed:Yes
Subjects:Computer Science > Software engineering
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Engineering and Computing > School of Computing
Publisher:Elsevier
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.infsof.2009.06.001
Copyright Information:Copyright © 2009 Elsevier
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:15969
Deposited On:01 Dec 2010 15:52 by Shane Harper. Last Modified 01 Dec 2010 15:52

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