Derivation of process-oriented logical architectures: An elicitation approach for cloud design

Nuno Ferreira, Nuno Santos, Ricardo J. MacHado, Dragan Gašević

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Abstract

The benefits of cloud computing approaches are well known but designing logical architectures for that context can be complicated. Prior to designing a logical architecture, a proper requirements elicitation must be executed. When requirements are not properly elicited, and there are insufficient inputs for a product approach to requirements elicitation, a process-level perspective is an alternative way for achieving the intended base requirements for the logical design. Our proposed solution regards the adaptation and extension of the 4SRS (Four-Step-Rule-Set) method to derive logical architectural models, in a process-level perspective. This perspective creates context for the product-level requirements elicitation conducing to cloud design. We present a real industrial case where the method was applied and assessed. The method application results in the creation of a validated architectural model and in the uncovering of hidden requirements for the intended cloud design.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProduct-Focused Software Process Improvement - 13th International Conference, PROFES 2012, Proceedings
Pages44-58
Number of pages15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jun 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event13th International Conference on Product-Focused Software Process Improvement, PROFES 2012 - Madrid, Spain
Duration: 13 Jun 201215 Jun 2012

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume7343 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference13th International Conference on Product-Focused Software Process Improvement, PROFES 2012
CountrySpain
CityMadrid
Period13/06/1215/06/12

Keywords

  • Application Architectures
  • Development Methods for Cloud Applications
  • Logical Architectures
  • Requirements Elicitation

Cite this

Ferreira, N., Santos, N., MacHado, R. J., & Gašević, D. (2012). Derivation of process-oriented logical architectures: An elicitation approach for cloud design. In Product-Focused Software Process Improvement - 13th International Conference, PROFES 2012, Proceedings (pp. 44-58). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 7343 LNCS). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-31063-8_5