Describing software architecture with UML

TitleDescribing software architecture with UML
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsKruchten, P., B. Selic, and W. Kozaczynski
Conference NameSoftware Engineering, 2001. ICSE 2001. Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on
Pagination715 - 716
Date Publishedmay.
Keywordsdesign patterns, design viewpoints, formal specification, IEEE Standard, IEEE standards, object-oriented programming, software architecture, software architecture description, software development process, software project, software standards, specification languages, UML, Unified Modeling Language

The presence of a solid architectural vision is a key discriminator in the success or failure of a software project. This tutorial examines what software architecture is and what it is not. It discusses and illustrates how to describe architecture through a set of design viewpoints and views and how to express these views in UML (Rumbaugh et al., 1998), in the spirit of the new IEEE Standard: Recommended practice for architectural description. The tutorial shows of how architectures drive the development process and how to capture architectural design patterns using UML (Unified Modeling Language). It is illustrated by several widely applicable architectural patterns in different domains.


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