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Pattern-driven reuse in architecture-centric evolution for service software

Ahmad, Aakash and Jamshidi, Pooyan and Pahl, Claus (2012) Pattern-driven reuse in architecture-centric evolution for service software. In: 7th International Conference on Software Paradigm Trends ICSOFT'2012, 24-27 Jul 2012, Rome, Italy.

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Abstract

Service-based architectures implement business processes as technical software services to develop enterprise software. As a consequence of frequent business and technical change cycles, the architect requires a reusecentered approach to systematically accommodate recurring changes in existing software. Our ‘Pat-Evol’ project aims at supporting pattern-driven reuse in architecture-centric evolution for service software. We propose architecture change mining as a complementary phase to a systematic architecture change execution. Therefore, we investigate the ‘history’ of sequential changes - exploiting change logs - to discover patterns of change that occur during evolution. To foster reuse, a pattern catalogue maintains an updated collection with once-off specification for identified pattern instances. This allows us to exploit change pattern as a generic, first class abstractions (that can be operationalised and parameterised) to support reuse in architecture-centric software evolution. The notion of ‘build-once, use-often’ empowers the role of an architect to model and execute generic and potentially reusable solution to recurring architecture evolution problems.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Type:Conference
Refereed:Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords:Software Evolution; Change Patterns; Architecture Model Evolution
Subjects:Computer Science > Software engineering
DCU Faculties and Centres:Research Initiatives and Centres > Lero: The Irish Software Engineering Research Centre
DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Engineering and Computing > School of Computing
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:17085
Deposited On:11 Sep 2012 14:23 by Claus Pahl. Last Modified 11 Sep 2012 14:23

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