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Investigating Instability Architectural Smells Evolution: An Exploratory Case Study

Darius Sas, Paris Avgeriou, Francesca Arcelli Fontana
2019 2019 IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance and Evolution (ICSME)  
Architectural smells may substantially increase maintenance effort and thus require extra attention for potential refactoring.  ...  While we currently understand this concept and have identified different types of such smells, we have not yet studied their evolution in depth.  ...  Investigating instability architectural smells evolution: an exploratory case study I.  ... 
doi:10.1109/icsme.2019.00090 dblp:conf/icsm/SasAF19 fatcat:kacjm77o4rff3m7jm5puji4ptq

Handling Exceptional Conditions in Mobile Collaborative Applications: An Exploratory Case Study

Nelio Cacho, Karla Damasceno, Alessandro Garcia, Thais Batista, Frederico Lopes, Carlos Lucena
2006 15th IEEE International Workshops on Enabling Technologies: Infrastructure for Collaborative Enterprises (WETICE'06)  
This paper presents a case study where we have analyzed: (i) the problems emerging from the incorporation of application-specific error handling in a prototype context-aware mobile system from the health  ...  care domain, and (ii) the feasibility of a typical publish-subscribe middleware system, called MoCA, to implement the features of an exception handling mechanism tailored to specific requirements of mobile  ...  Final Remarks This paper has presented an exploratory case study that integrates error handling in a mobile collaborative application from the health care domain.  ... 
doi:10.1109/wetice.2006.45 dblp:conf/wetice/CachoDGBLL06 fatcat:yv4mlawmmresvlfnfkmhzgtx5e

Relationship between corporate identity, place architecture and identification

Mohammad M. Foroudi, John M.T. Balmer, Weifeng Chen, Pantea Foroudi
2019 Qualitative Market Research  
The insights from a single, exploratory, case study might not be generalizable.  ...  Design/methodology/approach The paper uses a theory-building case study within the phenomenological/qualitative research tradition.  ...  N. (1984), Behavioural Decision Theory: An Introduction, Sage Publications, 24 Beverly Hills, CA.25 Yin, R. K. (2009) Case study research, Design and methods, Thousand Oaks, California.  ... 
doi:10.1108/qmr-03-2017-0076 fatcat:ho76zgt6nraxji2rm5pu6mlota

A rationale-based architecture model for design traceability and reasoning

Antony Tang, Yan Jin, Jun Han
2007 Journal of Systems and Software  
The verification and maintenance of these architecture designs require an understanding of how and why the system are constructed.  ...  However, these methods are ineffective in communicating design reasoning in practice because they do not support tracing to design elements and requirements in an effective manner.  ...  Since this is an exploratory study, the list of generic design rationales (below) is comprehensive but not exhaustive. 6.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jss.2006.08.040 fatcat:4wpryjke6fdj7lts3opfwwhohm

Analyzing the Evolution of Large-Scale Software Systems Using Design Structure Matrices and Design Rule Theory: Two Exploratory Cases

Matthew J. LaMantia, Yuanfang Cai, Alan MacCormack, John Rusnak
2008 Seventh Working IEEE/IFIP Conference on Software Architecture (WICSA 2008)  
We show that DSM models and DRT precisely explain how realworld modularization activities in one case allowed for different rates of evolution in different software modules and in another case conferred  ...  In this paper, we examine the design evolution of two software product platforms through the modeling lens of DRT and design structure matrices (DSMs).  ...  Server 2 Case Study In the second case study, we examine a closedsource, commercially available product.  ... 
doi:10.1109/wicsa.2008.49 dblp:conf/wicsa/LaMantiaCMR08 fatcat:j2fmuysh3jctbk5n7jhmr26ddy

Design Capital and Design Moves: The Logic of Digital Business Strategy

Narayan Ramasubbu, C. Jason Woodard, F. Ted Tschang, Vallabh Sambamurthy
2012 Social Science Research Network  
Using embedded case studies of four firms, we develop a rich conceptual model and testable propositions to lay out a design-based logic of digital business strategy.  ...  The study of digital business strategy needs new concepts and methods to examine how these forces are managed in pursuit of competitive advantage.  ...  phase of this study through a Singapore National Research Foundation grant.  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.2010935 fatcat:yehnchjgu5gr5ayt77upv73iji

Architecture and design intent in component & COTS based systems

D.E. Perry, P.S. Grisham
2006 Fifth International Conference on Commercial-off-the-Shelf (COTS)-Based Software Systems (ICCBSS'05)  
Architecture and design intent are critical elements in the development and evolution of software systems. They are critical in two ways.  ...  The lack of access to internal implementation details makes the issue of architecture and design intent even more critical in COTS and component based systems.  ...  Acknowledgements Some of the work presented here is exploratory work we have done with Matthew Hawthorne as part of his preparation for his PhD thesis proposal [14] , in particular that of architecture  ... 
doi:10.1109/iccbss.2006.6 dblp:conf/iccbss/PerryG06 fatcat:fiqrz2jtwrcj7hvmlygojc42de

Towards a BIM-enabled sustainable building design process: roles, responsibilities, and requirements

Maria Angeliki Zanni, Robby Soetanto, Kirti Ruikar
2016 Architectural Engineering and Design Management  
Acknowledgements The research team would like to thank the participating industry experts for their contributions and time given in the interviews, as well as for their continuous support and correspondence  ...  Table 1 provides a summary of the Case Studies performed and the design roles interviewed for each case.  ...  In the case of an informed Architect, the output is an optimised building mass 3D model.  ... 
doi:10.1080/17452007.2016.1213153 fatcat:qw5wjkhmrrgkbai425bprawrcq

Towards Evidence-Based Architectural Design for Safety-Critical Software Applications [chapter]

Weihang Wu, Tim Kelly
2007 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Through addressing safety concerns in the early system development lifecycle, there can be an increased level of design confidence in the architectures developed for safety-critical software applications  ...  Evaluation of the approach is conducted through a number of academic and industrial case studies. 4 5 CONTENTS  ...  Industrial Case Study: An Aircraft Steering Control Software Application This industrial case study conducted concerns the design of an aircraft steering control system (SCS), which is part of the VICTORIA  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-540-74035-3_17 fatcat:kvjdr2gzdnac5au6aztvc2sozu

What makes software design effective?

Antony Tang, Aldeida Aleti, Janet Burge, Hans van Vliet
2010 Design Studies  
In this research, we have observed software designers at work and have analysed how they make decisions during design.  ...  Software design is a complex cognitive process in which decision making plays a major role, but our understanding of how decisions are made is limited, especially with regards to reasoning with design  ...  We would like to thank the designers who participated in the sessions that provided the input data to this project and the workshop organisers, Andre´van der Hoek, Marian Petre, and Alex Baker for granting  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.destud.2010.09.004 fatcat:d6codls7pjbz5ctcdbvsqwfhb4

AGILE MEETS PLAN-DRIVEN – HYBRID APPROACHES IN PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT: A SYSTEMATIC LITERATURE REVIEW

J. Heimicke, R. Chen, A. Albers
2020 Proceedings of the Design Society: DESIGN Conference  
Because of the boundary conditions and requirements here, which differ strongly from those of pure software development, these approaches often reach their limits.  ...  This paper presents 25 hybrid development approaches that have been identified in a Systematic Literature Review.  ...  Sprint Zero includes the following points: Overall requirements gathering; Domain and use case modelling; Reference software architecture; Overall project estimation; GUIs refinement; Sprint planning  ... 
doi:10.1017/dsd.2020.259 fatcat:4h35iawb5rb5boihlrby3okuei

On the Difficulty to Design Arabic E-Learning System in Statistics

Wolfgang K. HHrdle, Taleb Ahmad, Julius Mungo
2006 Social Science Research Network  
Abstract In this paper, we present a case study, which describe the development of the Statistic e-learning-course in Arabic language -"Arabic MM*STAT".  ...  Those solutions are consistent with the Arabic language, and include the modern trend in the e-learning environment.  ...  MD*Book Software environment requires LaTeX. Another problem is the LaTeX Format.  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.2894398 fatcat:gsnfws7j6nbhja4wndwlp34f5u

DSS design: a systemic view of decision support

Gad Ariav, Michael J. Ginzberg
1985 Communications of the ACM  
This architecture, which we call "Exploratory," requires the user to direct all data movements between models and the database.  ...  A case in point is expert systems (ES).  ...  To copy otherwise, or to republish, requires a fee and/or specific permission.  ... 
doi:10.1145/4372.4374 fatcat:iyizf4mip5fixpbg5cfa5ieomi

Impact of requirements volatility on software architecture: How do software teams keep up with ever‐changing requirements?

Sandun Dasanayake, Sanja Aaramaa, Jouni Markkula, Markku Oivo
2019 Journal of Software: Evolution and Process  
An exploratory case study was conducted to study the impact of requirements volatility on software architecture.  ...  trace design rationale, and increased complexity as the main implications of requirements volatility on software architecture.  ...  Therefore, an exploratory research strategy will be followed in this case study. The guidelines provided by Runeson et al.  ... 
doi:10.1002/smr.2160 fatcat:mslexzycznbzznp5zo2dil5ppm

Robust System Design

Subhasish Mitra
2010 2010 23rd International Conference on VLSI Design  
At the same time, there is explosive growth in our dependency on electronic systems. This paper addresses the following major robust system design goals: 1.  ...  Significant recent progress in robust system design impacts almost every aspect of future systems, from ultra-large-scale computing and storage systems, all the way to their nanoscale components.  ...  QED tests are created by a wide variety of automatable and systematic QED transformations, requiring either software-only or hardware-software modifications.  ... 
doi:10.1109/vlsi.design.2010.77 dblp:conf/vlsid/Mitra10 fatcat:5vkftdsnejg5fbylfuhtf62wzu
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