Acme: Architectural Description of Component-Based Systems
David Garlan, Robert T. Monroe, and David Wile
Foundations of Component-Based Systems, Gary T. Leavens and Murali Sitaraman (eds), Cambridge University Press, 2000, pp. 47-68.
|Over the past decade there has been considerable experimentation with the design of architecture description languages that can provide a formal basis for descrip- tion and analysis of the architectures of component-based systems. As the eld has matured there has emerged among the software architecture research community general consensus about many aspects of the foundations for architectural represen- tation and analysis. One result has been the development of a generic architecture description language, called Acme, that can serve as a common representation for software architectures and that permits the integration of diverse collections of in- dependently developed architectural analysis tools. In this paper we describe the Acme language and tools, and our experience in using it to integrate architecture analysis tools and to describe component-based systems.|
|Architectural interchange, architecture description languages, software architecture|
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