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A family of languages for architecture constraint specification

Chouki Tibermacine 1 Régis Fleurquin 2, 3 Salah Sadou 3
1 MAREL - Models And Reuse Engineering, Languages
LIRMM - Laboratoire d'Informatique de Robotique et de Microélectronique de Montpellier
2 TRISKELL - Reliable and efficient component based software engineering
IRISA - Institut de Recherche en Informatique et Systèmes Aléatoires, Inria Rennes – Bretagne Atlantique
Abstract : During software development, architecture decisions should be documented so that quality attributes guaranteed by these decisions and required in the software specification could be persisted. An important part of these architectural decisions is often formalized using constraint languages which differ from one stage to another in the development process. In this paper, we present a family of architectural constraint languages, called ACL. Each member of this family, called a profile, can be used to formalize architectural decisions at a given stage of the development process. An ACL profile is composed of a core constraint language, which is shared with the other profiles, and a MOF architecture metamodel. In addition to this family of languages, this paper introduces a transformation-based interpretation method of profiles and its associated tool.
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Chouki Tibermacine, Régis Fleurquin, Salah Sadou. A family of languages for architecture constraint specification. Journal of Systems and Software, Elsevier, 2010, 83 (5), pp.815-831. ⟨hal-00498761⟩

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