Quality attributes use in architecture design decision methods: research and practice

Carrillo Sánchez, Carlos and Lytra, Ioanna and Capilla Sevilla, Rafael and Zdun, Uwe (2020). Quality attributes use in architecture design decision methods: research and practice. "Computing", v. 102 (n. 12); pp. 551-572. ISSN 0010-485X. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00607-019-00758-9.

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Title: Quality attributes use in architecture design decision methods: research and practice
Author/s:
  • Carrillo Sánchez, Carlos
  • Lytra, Ioanna
  • Capilla Sevilla, Rafael
  • Zdun, Uwe
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Computing
Date: December 2020
ISSN: 0010-485X
Volume: 102
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Quality attributes; Architecture design decisions; Architectural knowledge; Systematic literature review
Faculty: E.T.S.I. y Sistemas de Telecomunicación (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Telemática y Electrónica
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Over the past 10 years software architecture has been perceived as the result of a set of architecture design decisions rather than the elements that form part of the software design. As quality attributes are considered major drivers of the design process to achieve high quality systems, the design decisions that drive the selection and use of specific quality properties and vice versa are closely related. Consequently, quality attributes must play a role for decision making processes and be documented alongside the decisions captured. Consequently, we conduct a systematic literature review to study the importance and impact of the relationships between quality attributes and architecture design decisions and to what extent existing architecture knowledge management methods and tools deal with the decisions that affect the quality of a system. We also report on the challenges and future research paths for architectural knowledge management methods and tools. Our results reveal important explicit relationships between both software artifacts, the role of uncertainty in decision making and empirical studies reporting the use of quality attributes in architecture knowledge management activities.

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
Government of SpainTIN2017-90664-REDTUnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnspecified

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Item ID: 62813
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/62813/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:62813
DOI: 10.1007/s00607-019-00758-9
Official URL: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00607-019-00758-9
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 17 Nov 2020 11:18
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2021 08:06
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