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A reference architecture template for software-intensive embedded systems

Ulrik Eklund (Institutionen för data- och informationsteknik, Software Engineering (Chalmers)) ; N. Jonsson ; A. Eriksson ; Jan Bosch (Institutionen för data- och informationsteknik, Software Engineering (Chalmers))
ACM International Conference Proceeding Series p. 104-111. (2012)
[Konferensbidrag, refereegranskat]

The paper presents a document template for reference architectures for the domain of software-intensive embedded systems. The template addresses the somewhat conflicting needs when documenting a reference architecture of readability, overview, details, evolution and different background of the stakeholders. The first novel idea is the template prescribes two separate documents describing a reference architecture beside the product architecture documentation. The information in the two documents concern different stakeholders and evolve at different paces. The other novelty in describing reference architectures is to introduce a perspective of time, in the form of horizons, rather than focusing on a snapshot a release date. In addition, a case is presented giving an example of how a reference architecture was documented according to the template, how stakeholder needs were captured, and how the different types of information was identified or recovered from existing product architectures.

Nyckelord: Documentation, Document templates, Product architecture, Reference architecture, Release date

2012 Joint 10th Working IEEE/IFIP Conference on Software Architecture, WICSA 2012 and the 6th European Conference on Software Architecture, ECSA 2012;Helsinki;20 August 2012through24 August 2012

Denna post skapades 2012-10-25. Senast ändrad 2016-09-14.
CPL Pubid: 165081


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