Accession Number : ADA309156

Title :   Coming Attractions in Software Architecture.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA SOFTWARE ENGINEERING INST

Personal Author(s) : Clements, Paul C.

PDF Url : ADA309156

Report Date : JAN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : Software architecture is a field of study enjoying unprecedented growth and interest. This report identifies a set of promising lines of research related to software architecture and architecture-based system development that are expected to lead to advances available soon to practitioners. Some of the goals of software architecture are enumerated, and the investigatory efforts are structured according to work in the design or selection and creation, representation, evaluation and analysis, utilization, or legacy recovery of software architectures. Promising research is described in each area. These opinions are correlated with those of other experts in the field. Finally, a timeline for achieving some of the predicted results is offered.

Descriptors :   *SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, *COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, RECOVERY, CASE STUDIES, RESEARCH MANAGEMENT.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE