Architectural design decision: existing models and tools

Mojtaba Shahin, Peng Liang, Mohammad Reza Khayyambashi

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Abstract

In the field of software architecture, there has been a paradigm shift from describing the outcome of architecting process mostly described by component and connector (know-what) to documenting architectural design decisions and their rationale (know-how) which leads to the production of an architecture. This paradigm shift results in emergence of various models and related tools for capturing, managing and sharing architectural design decisions and their rationale explicitly. This paper analyzes existing architectural design decisions models and provides a criteria-based comparison on tools that support these models. The major contribution of this paper is twofold: to show that all of these models have a consensus on capturing the essence of an architectural design decision; and to clarify the major difference among the tools and show what desired features are missing in these tools.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 Joint Working IEEE/IFIP Conference on Software Architecture and European Conference on Software Architecture, WICSA/ECSA 2009
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages293-296
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781424449859
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event2009 Joint Working IEEE/IFIP Conference on Software Architecture and European Conference on Software Architecture, WICSA/ECSA 2009 - Cambridge, United Kingdom
Duration: 14 Sep 200917 Sep 2009

Conference

Conference2009 Joint Working IEEE/IFIP Conference on Software Architecture and European Conference on Software Architecture, WICSA/ECSA 2009
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityCambridge
Period14/09/0917/09/09

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