Revisiting the Relationship between Software Architecture and Requirements: the case of Dynamically Adaptive Systems

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This paper revisits the relationship between software architecture and requirements focusing on the case of selfadaptive systems. The authors present their view of the state-of-the-art, including their own work, on both areas and their contribution towards the development of selfadaptive systems. The authors support the claim that there is no fundamental distinction between architectural decisions and architecturally significant requirements and discuss how these claims are specifically appropriate for the case of selfadaptive systems. A discussion of the approach described and challenges for the case of adaptive systems are also presented.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventSelf-Organizing Architectures SOAR 2009 Workshop at Working IEEE/IFIP Conference on Software Architecture (WICSA) and European Conference on Software Architecture (ECSA), WICSA / ECSA - Cambridge, United Kingdom
Duration: 14 Sep 2009 → …

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ConferenceSelf-Organizing Architectures SOAR 2009 Workshop at Working IEEE/IFIP Conference on Software Architecture (WICSA) and European Conference on Software Architecture (ECSA), WICSA / ECSA
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityCambridge
Period14/09/09 → …

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Keywords

  • architecture
  • requirements
  • dynamically adaptive systems

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Bencomo, N., Grace, P., & Sawyer, P. (2009). Revisiting the Relationship between Software Architecture and Requirements: the case of Dynamically Adaptive Systems. Paper presented at Self-Organizing Architectures SOAR 2009 Workshop at Working IEEE/IFIP Conference on Software Architecture (WICSA) and European Conference on Software Architecture (ECSA), WICSA / ECSA, Cambridge, United Kingdom.
Bencomo, Nelly ; Grace, P. ; Sawyer, Peter. / Revisiting the Relationship between Software Architecture and Requirements : the case of Dynamically Adaptive Systems. Paper presented at Self-Organizing Architectures SOAR 2009 Workshop at Working IEEE/IFIP Conference on Software Architecture (WICSA) and European Conference on Software Architecture (ECSA), WICSA / ECSA, Cambridge, United Kingdom.7 p.
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Bencomo, N, Grace, P & Sawyer, P 2009, 'Revisiting the Relationship between Software Architecture and Requirements: the case of Dynamically Adaptive Systems', Paper presented at Self-Organizing Architectures SOAR 2009 Workshop at Working IEEE/IFIP Conference on Software Architecture (WICSA) and European Conference on Software Architecture (ECSA), WICSA / ECSA, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 14/09/09.

Revisiting the Relationship between Software Architecture and Requirements : the case of Dynamically Adaptive Systems. / Bencomo, Nelly; Grace, P.; Sawyer, Peter.

2009. Paper presented at Self-Organizing Architectures SOAR 2009 Workshop at Working IEEE/IFIP Conference on Software Architecture (WICSA) and European Conference on Software Architecture (ECSA), WICSA / ECSA, Cambridge, United Kingdom.

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Bencomo N, Grace P, Sawyer P. Revisiting the Relationship between Software Architecture and Requirements: the case of Dynamically Adaptive Systems. 2009. Paper presented at Self-Organizing Architectures SOAR 2009 Workshop at Working IEEE/IFIP Conference on Software Architecture (WICSA) and European Conference on Software Architecture (ECSA), WICSA / ECSA, Cambridge, United Kingdom.