A process for resolving performance trade-offs in component-based architectures

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Designing architectures requires the balancing of multiple system quality objectives. In this paper, we present techniques that support the exploration of the quality properties of component-based architectures deployed on multiprocessor platforms. Special attention is paid to real-time properties and efficiency of resource use. The main steps of the process are (1) a simple way of modelling properties of software and hardware components, (2) from the component properties, a model of an execution architecture is composed and analyzed for system-level quality attributes, (3) for the composed system, selected execution scenarios are evaluated, (4) Pareto curves are used for making design trade-offs explicit. The process has been applied to several industrial systems. A Car Radio Navigation system is used to illustrate the method. For this system, we consider architectural alternatives, show their specification, and present their trade-off with respect to cost, performance and robustness.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComponent-Based Software Engineering (Proceedings 9th International SIGSOFT Symposium, CBSE2006, Västerås, Sweden, June 29-July 1, 2006)
EditorsI. Gorton, xx et al.
Place of PublicationBerlin
ISBN (Print)3-540-35628-2
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743


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