| James Vera, Louis Perrochon,
David C. Luckham Computer Systems Laboratory, Stanford
University, Stanford, CA 94305,
Proceedings of the First Working IFIP Conf. on Software Architecture.
1999. San Antonio, Texas.
Keywords: Evolutionary software architectures, software
artifacts, component engineering.
Distributed systems' runtime behavior can be difficult to
understand. Concurrent, distributed activity make notions
of global state difficult to grasp. We focus on the runtime
structure of a system, its execution architecture, and propose
representing its evolution as a partially ordered set of predefined
architectural event types. This representation allows a system's
topology to be visualized, analyzed and con-strained. The
use of a predefined event types allows the execution architectures
of different systems to be readily compared.
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