Making trade-offs in architecture is a fundamental activity in software design. As software is required to operate continuously in changing and uncertain environments,adaptabilityneeds to be considered as a key issue, along with other more traditional software qualities. In this chapter, we introduce the concept of managing trade-offs in adaptable software architectures, discussing adaptability during the design of the software and as it runs. We outline important current approaches, challenges, and opportunities in managing these trade-offs.
|Title of host publication||Managing Trade-offs in Adaptable Software Architectures|
|Editors||I. Mistrik, Nour Ali, R. Kazman, J. Grundy, B. Schmerl|
|Place of Publication||USA|
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - 11 Aug 2016|
Schmerl, B., Kazman, R., Ali, N., Grundy, J., & Mistrik, I. (2016). Managing Trade-offs in Adaptable Software Architectures. In I. Mistrik, N. Ali, R. Kazman, J. Grundy, & B. Schmerl (Eds.), Managing Trade-offs in Adaptable Software Architectures (pp. 1-13). USA: Morgan Kaufmann. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-802855-1.00001-0