The ALI Architecture Description Language

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Haider, U., McGregor, John D. and Bashroush, R. 2018. The ALI Architecture Description Language. ACM SIGSOFT Software Engineering Notes. 43 (4), pp. 52-52.
AuthorsHaider, U., McGregor, John D. and Bashroush, R.
Abstract

Architecture Description Languages (ADLs) have emerged over the past two decades as a means to abstract details of large-scale systems in order to enable better intellectual control over the complete systems. Recently, there has been an explosion in the number of ADLs created in the research community. However, industrial adoption of these ADLs has been rather limited. This has been attributed to various reasons, including the lack of support of some ADLs for: variability management, requirements traceability, architectural artefact reusability and multiple architectural views. To overcome these limitations, this paper is a report on ALI, an ADL that was designed to complement existing work by adding mechanisms to address the aforementioned limitations. The ALI design principles, concepts, notations and formal semantics are presented in this paper. The notation is illustrated using two distinct case studies, one from the information systems domain " an Asset Management System (AMS); and another from the embedded systems domain - a Wheel Brake System (WBS).

JournalACM SIGSOFT Software Engineering Notes
Journal citation43 (4), pp. 52-52
ISSN0163-5948
Year2018
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Accepted author manuscript
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1145/3282517.3282545
Web address (URL)https://doi.org/10.1145/3282517.3282545
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PrintOct 2018
Online02 Jan 2019
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Deposited22 Jan 2019
Accepted18 Sep 2018
Accepted18 Sep 2018
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