Architecture-centric software quality management

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Software quality is a multi-faceted concept defined using different attributes and models. From all various quality requirements, the quality of adaptiveness is by far most critical. Based on this assumption, this paper offers an architecture-centric approach to production of measurably-adaptive systems. The paper uses the PCBMER (Presentation, Controller, Bean, Mediator, Entity, and Resource) meta-architecture to demonstrate how complexity of a software solution can be measured and kept under control in standalone applications. Meta-architectural extensions aimed at managing quality in integration development projects are also introduced. The DSM (Design Structure Matrix) method is used to explain our approach to measure the quality. The discussion is conducted against the background of the holonic approach to science (as the middle-ground between holism and reductionism).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWeb Information Systems and Technologies
Subtitle of host publication4th International Conference, WEBIST 2008, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal, May 4-7, 2008, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsJosé Cordeiro, Slimane Hammoudi, Joaquim Filipe
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9783642013447
ISBN (Print)9783642013430
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event4th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies, WEBIST 2008 - Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
Duration: 4 May 20087 May 2008

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Business Information Processing
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
ISSN (Print)1865-1348


Other4th International Conference on Web Information Systems and Technologies, WEBIST 2008
CityFunchal, Madeira


  • Adaptiveness
  • Complexity
  • DSM
  • Emergence
  • Holarchies
  • Networks
  • Software architecture
  • Software quality
  • Software systems


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