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Enhancing the role of the interfaces in software architecture description languages (ADLs)

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dc.contributor.author Galvin, Seamus
dc.contributor.author Collins, J.J.
dc.contributor.author Exton, Chris
dc.contributor.author McGurren, Finbar
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-31T13:41:39Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-31T13:41:39Z
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier.citation Galvin,S etal (2004) "Enhancing the role of the interfaces in software architecture description languages (ADLs)," in Proceedings of Workshop of Architecture Description Languages en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/2235
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract One of the key reasons why ADLs are yet to be adopted commercially on a large scale is due to shortcomings in their ability to describe adequate interface specifications. An interface specification that is vague, lacking in detail, too style focused or too language-specific results in an ADL description with a restricted scope of use. This paper demonstrates how an XML-based ADL (xADL 2.0) can be extended to model detailed, meaningful interface specifications, and is used as part of a simple prototype to demonstrate how they form an integral part of an architectural description, paying particular attention to interface-level constraints. The approach is based on the principle that an ADL's interface modeling features should provide sufficient flexibility to allow them to reflect stakeholder's interface concerns at all stages in the lifecycle. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Springer en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Proceedings of Workshop of Architecture Description Languages;
dc.rights The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com en_US
dc.subject software architecture en_US
dc.subject ADLs en_US
dc.subject inerface specifications en_US
dc.subject interface constraints en_US
dc.title Enhancing the role of the interfaces in software architecture description languages (ADLs) en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/conferenceObject en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor QAD Ireland Ltd en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor EI en_US
dc.relation.projectid IP-2003-154 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US

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