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Supporting customizable architectural design decision management

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dc.contributor.author Chen, Lianping
dc.contributor.author Ali Babar, Muhammad
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-01T17:25:40Z
dc.date.available 2011-02-01T17:25:40Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/686
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract When engineering complex software systems, the key Architectural Design Decisions (ADD) and the reasoning underlying those decisions need to be fully understood by all stakeholders. Achieving such understanding usually requires the use of ADD management tools. Most existing ADD management tools apply prescriptive ADD models and do not provide sufficient customizability. However, forcing architects to follow an ADD model that does not fit their specific needs can cause significant problems (e.g., extra cost is needed, and architects’ willingness and motivation can negatively be affected). This research project aims at solving this issue by developing a highly customizable solution, which can enable practitioners to define ADD models according to their preferences and working situations. The detailed needs for ADD model customization will be identified by multiple case studies and semi-structured interviews; the proposed solution will be evaluated using different empirical research methods. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries 17th IEEE International Conference and Workshops on the Engineering of Computer-Based Systems;pp. 232-240
dc.relation.uri http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/ECBS.2010.32
dc.subject architectural knowledge en_US
dc.subject architectural design decision en_US
dc.subject customizability en_US
dc.subject design rationale en_US
dc.subject software architecture en_US
dc.title Supporting customizable architectural design decision management en_US
dc.type Conference item en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.type.restriction none en
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI
dc.relation.projectid 03/CE2/I303_1


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