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Architecture-Based Systems
Thursday, January 7, 1999

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Architecture-Based Systems

Sound architecture-based practices are critical to software-intensive systems. In large software-intensive systems, the achievement of non-functional quality attributes such as performance, availability, reusability, survivability, and modifiability depends more on the overall software architecture than on code-level practices such as language choice, detailed design, algorithms, data structures, testing, and so forth. The architecture is also key to any systematic reuse. Many commercial organizations have experienced tremendous cost and schedule improvements and significantly decreased technical risk through architecture evaluations and product line practices. The Software Engineering Institute is working with these commercial organizations and translating their success into architecture technology and practices applicable to the broad software community. This talk will describe some of the SEI's efforts in this area of architecture-based systems and also the benefits that have been achieved during early pilot applications.

Presenter

Linda Northrop, Software Engineering Institute
Linda Northrop has more than 25 years of experience in the software development field as practitioner, manager, consultant, and educator. She is currently director of the Product Line Systems Program at the Software Engineering Institute (SEI). The Product Line Systems Program works in the areas of domain analysis, software architecture, reengineering, object technology, and product line engineering. Linda is former chair of the SEI Education and Training Review Board, co-developer of the SEI Improvement Planning Workshop, and has taught software engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. Her current publications are in the areas of software architecture and object technology. She is a frequent speaker at technical conferences. Before joining the SEI, she was associated with both the United States Air Force Academy and the State University of New York as professor of computer science, and with both Eastman Kodak and IBM as a software engineer. As a private consultant, Linda also worked for an assortment of companies covering a wide range of software systems.

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