Opening up Architectures of Software-Intense Systems: A Functional Decomposition to Support System Comprehension

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Authors
  1. Charland, P.
  2. Ouellet, D.
  3. Dessureault, D.
  4. Lizotte, M.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Valcartier, Valcartier QUE (CAN)
Abstract
With the increasing needs of the Canadian Forces (CF) for systems interoperability, techniques and tools have to be developed in order to build systems of systems (SoS), i.e., systems whose components are themselves independent systems from an operational and managerial viewpoint. However, before existing systems can interoperate, their architectures first need to be recovered and comprehended. This technical memorandum describes the functional decomposition of an integrated suite of tools to assist with software system architecture recovery and comprehension. It was designed based on the requirements already identified in the scientific literature for comprehension tools, on a qualitative study conducted using existing tools, as well as on a state-of-the-art survey on system architecture recovery and comprehension. Following the conception of this functional decomposition, a prototype implementing it will be developed into an integrated development environment (IDE) to assist the CF in recovering and comprehending the architecture of already existing software systems.

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Report Number
DRDC-VALCARTIER-TM-2006-732 — Technical Memorandum
Date of publication
01 Oct 2007
Number of Pages
90
DSTKIM No
CA029889
CANDIS No
528314
Format(s):
CD ROM

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