Undergraduate Topics in Computer Science

Software Architecture in Action

Designing and Executing Architectural Models with SysADL Grounded on the OMG SysML Standard

Authors: Oquendo, Flávio, Leite, Jair, Batista, Thais

  • Covers the fundamentals of software architecture modeling, consolidating both practical and theoretical approaches
  • Presents SysADL, a software architecture modeling language with the potential of describing models compliant with the SysML standard to be used by software engineers of today and tomorrow
  • Provides students with a clear and structured resource into required modeling techniques for software architecture
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About this Textbook

This book presents a systematic model-based approach for software architecture according to three complementary viewpoints: structure, behavior, and execution. It covers a unified modeling approach and consolidates theory and practice with well-established learning outcomes.

The authors cover the fundamentals of software architecture description and presents SysADL, a specialization of the OMG Standard Systems Modeling Language (SysML) with the aim of bringing together the expressive power of an Architecture Description Language (ADL) with a standard notation, widely accepted by industry and compliant with the ISO/IEC/IEEE 42010 Standard on Architecture Description in Systems and Software Engineering.

The book is clearly structured in four parts:

  • The first part focuses on the fundamentals of software architecture, exploring the concepts and constructs for modeling software architecture from differing viewpoints. Each chapter covers a specific viewpoint illustrated with examples of a real system.
  • The second part focuses on how to design software architecture for achieving quality attributes. Each chapter covers a specific quality attribute and presents well-defined approaches to achieve it. Each architectural case study is illustrated with different examples drawn from a real-life system.
  • The third part shows readers how to apply software architecture style to design architectures that meet the quality attributes. Each chapter covers a specific architectural style and gives insights on how to describe substyles. Each style is illustrated by variants and examples of a real-life system.
  • The fourth part presents how to textually represent software architecture models to complement visual notation, including different examples.

Software Architecture in Action is designed for teaching the required modeling techniques to both undergraduate and graduate students, giving them the practical techniques and tools needed to design the architecture of software-intensive systems. Similarly, this book will appeal to software development architects, designers, programmers and project managers too.

About the authors

Flavio Oquendo is Full Professor of Computing at the University of South Brittany, France, and Principal Investigator on Software Architecture at the IRISA Research Institute (UMR CNRS 6074). He was awarded the degrees of PhD and HDR (Research Direction Habilitation) in Computing from the University of Grenoble, France. He has been working with Software Architecture since 1986. His research interests are centred on formal languages, processes and tools to support the efficient architecture and engineering of software-intensive systems and their applications in industrial settings. He was Scientific Director of pioneering European Projects on Software Architecture in cooperation with the industry and founding co-chair of the French and European Conferences on Software Architecture. Also on Software Architecture, he has been involved as Program Chair of the French, European, and IEEE/IFIP conferences and has edited many Special Issues in International Journals.

Jair Leite has been working with Software Design and Architecture since 1998. His research interests are architecture-based development, human computer interaction, design languages. He has been member of several Program Committees of Brazilian and International conferences involving Software Architecture.

Thais Batista is Full Professor of the Informatics Department at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Brazil. She is vice-president of the Brazilian Computer Society (SBC). She has been working with Software Architecture since 2000. Her research interests are architecture-based development, middleware, internet of things, cloud computing, system-of-systems. She has been involved as Program Committee member of several Brazilian and International conferences involving Software Architecture.


Reviews

“This 234-page book is broken into 17 chapters and organized into four parts, each focused on a different aspect of software architecture. … Each chapter is short and easy to read, and follows an identical format. The chapter opens with a statement telling what the chapter will cover and what the reader will learn. … The example is simple and easy for undergraduate students to understand and does not detract from the point each chapter tries to make.” (Computing Reviews, May, 2017)


Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Introduction to Software Architecture

    Oquendo, Flavio (et al.)

    Pages 3-12

  • Viewpoints for Describing Software Architectures

    Oquendo, Flavio (et al.)

    Pages 13-25

  • Eliciting Requirements of Software Architectures

    Oquendo, Flavio (et al.)

    Pages 27-36

  • Specifying the Structure of Software Architectures

    Oquendo, Flavio (et al.)

    Pages 37-64

  • Specifying Behavior of Software Architectures

    Oquendo, Flavio (et al.)

    Pages 65-88

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-44339-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $49.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-44337-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Software Architecture in Action
Book Subtitle
Designing and Executing Architectural Models with SysADL Grounded on the OMG SysML Standard
Authors
Series Title
Undergraduate Topics in Computer Science
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-44339-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-44339-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-44337-9
Series ISSN
1863-7310
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 236
Number of Illustrations and Tables
203 b/w illustrations, 46 illustrations in colour
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