Software Architectural Migration: An Automated Planning Approach

Chondamrongkul, N, Sun, J and Warren, Ian 2021, Software Architectural Migration: An Automated Planning Approach, ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology, vol. 30, no. 4, pp. 1-35, doi: 10.1145/3461011.

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Title Software Architectural Migration: An Automated Planning Approach
Author(s) Chondamrongkul, N
Sun, J
Warren, IanORCID iD for Warren, Ian
Journal name ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology
Volume number 30
Issue number 4
Start page 1
End page 35
Total pages 35
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Place of publication New York, N.Y.
Publication date 2021
ISSN 1049-331X
Keyword(s) Software architecture
software modernisation
architectural migration
Summary Software architectural designs are usually changed over time to support emerging technologies and to adhere to new principles. Architectural migration is an important activity that helps to transform the architectural styles applied during a system’s design with the result of modernising the system. If not performed correctly, this process could lead to potential system failures. This article presents an automated approach to refactoring architectural design and to planning the evolution process. With our solution, the architectural design can be refactored, ensuring that system functionality is preserved. Furthermore, the architectural migration process allows the system to be safely and incrementally transformed. We have evaluated our approach with five real-world software applications. The results prove the effectiveness of our approach and identify factors that impact the performance of architectural verification and migration planning. An interesting finding is that planning algorithms generate migration plans that differ in term of their relative efficiency.
Language eng
DOI 10.1145/3461011
Field of Research 0803 Computer Software
0806 Information Systems
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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