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Title
Comparing architecture description languages for mobile software systems
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Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Software Architectures and Mobility (collocated with ICSE). SAM ’08. pp. 33–38. ACM. ISBN 978-1-60558-194-1. - 2008
Abstract
Software architecture is a technique which aids the development of complex and dynamic systems. Architecture Description Languages (ADLs) describe software architectures using a textual syntax or a graphical notation. However, not many ADLs have provided primitives for describing software architectures of distributed and mobile software systems. This paper presents a comparison among existing ADLs that have addressed distributed and mobile software systems. The features chosen for the comparison have been taken from the work of Roman et al. [15] which propose a framework for viewing mobility. The features taken into account in this work are how ADLs support the notion of location, mobility, coordination, middleware, a graphical notation, and tools. The work presented in this paper proposes to be a starting point for discovering whether ADLs have properly supported mobility or not.


BibTeX
@misc{issi_web:id:279,
        title =  "Comparing architecture description languages for mobile software systems",
        author = "Nour Ali Irshaid and Carlos Solís Pineda and Isidro Ramos Salavert",
        booktitle = "Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Software Architectures and Mobility (collocated with ICSE). SAM ’08. pp. 33–38. ACM. ISBN 978-1-60558-194-1.",
        year = "2008",
        eprint = "http://issi.dsic.upv.es/publications/archives/",
        url = "http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1370888.1370897",
        abstract = "Software architecture is a technique which aids the development of complex and dynamic systems. Architecture Description Languages (ADLs) describe software architectures using a textual syntax or a graphical notation. However, not many ADLs have provided primitives for describing software architectures of distributed and mobile software systems. This paper presents a comparison among existing ADLs that have addressed distributed and mobile software systems. The features chosen for the comparison have been taken from the work of Roman et al. [15] which propose a framework for viewing mobility. The features taken into account in this work are how ADLs support the notion of location, mobility, coordination, middleware, a graphical notation, and tools. The work presented in this paper proposes to be a starting point for discovering whether ADLs have properly supported mobility or not."
}