JUCS - Journal of Universal Computer Science 14(8): 1182-1206, doi: 10.3217/jucs-014-08-1182
Model Interpreter Frameworks:A Foundation for the Analysis of Domain-Specific Software Architectures
expand article infoGeorge Edwards, Chiyoung Seo, Nenad Medvidovic
‡ University of Southern California, Los Angeles, United States of America
Open Access
Abstract: Prediction of the quality attributes of software architectures requires technologies that enable the application of analyt ic theories to component mode ls. However, available analytic techniques generally opera te on formal models specified in notations that cannot flexibly and intuitively capture the architectures of large- scale distributed system s. The construction of model interpreters that transform architectural m odels into analysis mode ls has proved to be a complex and difficult task. This paper (1) de scribes a methodology for performing automated analysis of architectural models that simplifies the development of model interpreters and enables effective reuse of interpreter logic, an d (2) demonstrates how a framework that utilizes the methodology can be designed, implemented, utilized, and evaluated.
software architecture, model-driven engineering, component-based systems