REDEPEND-REACT: an architecture analysis tool
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The i* approach includes the construction of strategic dependency models (SD) developed to model information systems that can be applied in a wide variety of contexts. We are interested in the formulation of metrics over i* models to be used in components system architectures analysis. These metrics are defined to analyse the models with respect to some properties that are interesting for the system being modelled, such as security, efficiency or accuracy. Metrics are defined in terms of the actors and dependencies of the models and the results of their evaluation are used to inform multiple component selection. As the definition and evaluation of the property metrics are cumbersome activities, the need of tool support arises. Thus, we have enlarged REDEPEND, a Microsoft Visio plug-in that graphically models system goals using the i* formalism, to support the definition and evaluation of architectural properties obtaining the REDEPEND-REACT prototype.
CitationGrau, G.; Franch, X.; Maiden, N. REDEPEND-REACT: an architecture analysis tool. A: IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference. "13th IEEE International Conference on Requirements Engineering: Paris, France 29 August-2 September 2005: proceedings". Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2005, p. 455-456.