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Software architectures: multi-scale refinement

Khlif, Ilhem and Hadj Kacem, Mohamed and Stolf, Patricia and Hadj Kacem, Ahmed Software architectures: multi-scale refinement. (2016) In: 14th International Conference on Software Engineering Research, Management and Applications (SERA 2016), 8 June 2016 - 10 June 2016 (Towson, Maryland, United States).

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/SERA.2016.7516155


We propose a multi-scale modeling approach for complex software system architecture description. The multi-scale description may help to obtain meaningful granularities of these systems and to understand and master their complexity. This vision enables an architect designer to express constraints concerning different description levels, oriented to facilitate adaptability management. We define a correct-by-design approach that allows a given abstract architectural description to be refined into architecture models. We follow a progressive refinement process based on model transformations; it begins with a coarse-grain description and ends with a fine-grain description that specifies design details. The adaptability property management is performed through model transformation operations. The model transformation ensures the correctness of UML description, and the correctness of the modeled system. We experimented our approach with a use case that models a smart home system for the monitoring of elderly and disabled persons at home.

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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Toulouse - INSA (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès - UT2J (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse 1 Capitole - UT1 (FRANCE)
Other partners > Université de Sfax (TUNISIA)
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