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This paper discusses an approach for the top-down composition of software architectures. First, an architecture is derived that addresses functional requirements only. This architecture contains a number of variability points which are next filled in to address quality concerns. The quality requirements and associated architectural solution fragments are captured in a so-called Feature-Solution (FS) graph. The solution fragments captured in this graph are used to iteratively compose an architecture driven by quality requirements. Our versatile composition technique allows for pre- and post-refinements, refinements that involve multiple variability points, and functionality extensions. In addition, the usage of the FS graph supports Aspect-Oriented Programming (AOP) at the architecture level.


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Title Quality-Driven Software Architecture Composition
Authors H. de Bruin and H. van Vliet
Type Journal
Conference/Journal Title Journal of Systems and Software
Volume/Number 66:3
Publisher Elsevier
Month June
Year 2003
Pages 269-284
DOI 10.1016/S0164-1212(02)00079-1
Keywords Use Case Maps, Aspects, Software Architecture, Composition
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