Towards continuous reference architecture conformance analysis

Autoren Georg Buchgeher
Rainer Weinreich
Editoren K. Dira
Titel Towards continuous reference architecture conformance analysis
Buchtitel Software Architecture - Proc. ECSA 2013, Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Typ in Konferenzband
Verlag Springer
Serie Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Band 7957
ISBN 978-3-642-39030-2
Monat July
Jahr 2013
Seiten 332-335
SCCH ID# 1338
Abstract

Reference architectures (RA) are reusable architectures for artifacts in a particular domain. They can serve as a basis for designing new architectures, but also as a means for quality control during system development. Quality control is performed through checking the conformance of systems in development to (company-wide) reference architectures. If performed manually, reference architecture conformance checking is a time- and resource-intensive process. In this paper we outline an approach for reference architecture conformance checking of application architectures in the banking domain. Reference architectures are defined on the basis of reusable rules, consisting of roles and of constraints on roles and role relationships. Conformance checking can be performed semi-automatically and continuously by automating important steps like the extraction of the actual application architecture, the binding of reference architecture roles to the elements of a specific application architecture, and the evaluation of the reference architecture rules for an application architecture.