O artigo “Measuring Architectural Adaptability in i* Models” do professor do Centro de Informática (CIn) da UFPE, Jaelson Castro, junto a João Pimentel e Xavier Franch, foi um dos três melhores artigos da 14ª Conferência Ibero-Americana de Engenharia de Software (CIbSE 2011). O evento ocorreu no Rio de Janeiro, entre 27 e 29 de abril.

O   CIbSE 2011 recebeu um total de 82 artigos de 17 países diferentes, contribuições nas três principais línguas ibero-americanas: espanhol, inglês e português.
Referência em Engenharia de Software, a conferência oferece um fórum para pesquisadores, educadores e profissionais da área apresentarem e conversarem sobre os avanços mais recentes.

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Measuring Architectural Adaptability in i* Models
João Pimentel1,2, Xavier Franch2, Jaelson Castro1
 
1 Universidade Federal de Pernambuco – UFPE, Centro de Informática, Recife, Brazil
{jhcp, jbc}@cin.ufpe.br
2 Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Omega-122, CP: 08034, Barcelona, Spain

franch@essi.upc.edu


Abstract.
Developing adaptable systems is still a big challenge in software engineering. Different reference architectures and systematic approaches have been proposed to address this challenge. Several of these approaches are based on goal models, given their suitability to express and reason on alternative behaviors. In this paper we intend to provide a basis for comparing architectures described in goal-based models in regard to their adaptability. This way, different approaches to improve adaptability may be compared based on the resulting architectures. To do so we mapped two adaptability metrics onto i* models and developed guidelines to define the adaptability of individual elements, based on the extra information provided by i* models. We applied these metrics in a healthcare system to illustrate the comparison of architectures.

Keywords:
Models measurement, software architecture metrics, software adaptability, i-star.

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