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Software Architecture Description and UML Paris Avgeriou1

Summary: Software Architecture Description and UML
Paris Avgeriou1
, Nicolas Guelfi1
, and Nenad Medvidovic2
Software Engineering Competence Center (SE2C), University of Luxembourg,
6, rue Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi, L-1359, Luxembourg
{paris.avgeriou, nicolas.guelfi}@uni.lu
Computer Science Department, School of Engineering,
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0781 U.S.A
Abstract. The description of software architectures has always been
concerned with the definition of the appropriate languages for designing
the various architectural artifacts. Over the past ten years, formal or
less formal Architecture Description Languages (ADLs) and supporting
methods and tools have been proposed by researchers. More recently,
UML has been widely accepted in both industry and academia as a lan-
guage for Architecture Description (AD), and there have been approaches
to UML-based AD either by extending the language, or by mapping ex-


Source: Avgeriou, Paris - Institute for Mathematics and Computing Science, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences