Relating System Quality and Software Architecture, Preface: Foundations and Approaches

Peter Eeles*, Rami Bahsoon, Ivan Mistrik, Roshanak Roshandel, Michael Stal

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    The field of software architecture has gone through significant evolution over the past two decades. Early research in software architecture focused on technological contributions such as the modeling of structural and behavioral properties of software systems. Automated analysis of these models resulted in the development of tools and approaches aimed at ensuring a system's functional and nonfunctional properties such as performance, interoperability, and schedulability. More recently, however, software architecture research has shifted in fundamental ways. The emphasis on capturing design decisions and their relationship to both a software system's requirements and its implementation is predominant. The synergy between the design decisions captured in the software architecture and system quality is the primary motivation behind this book.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationRelating System Quality and Software Architecture
    Number of pages20
    ISBN (Electronic)9780124171688
    ISBN (Print)9780124170094
    Publication statusPublished - 25 Jul 2014


    • Architecture
    • Assessment
    • Design
    • Development Process
    • Documentation
    • Lifecycle Approach
    • Quality Attributes
    • Scenario
    • System quality

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Computer Science(all)


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