Software Architecture: Practice, Potential, and Pitfalls Panel Introduction

Authors: David Garlan and Dewayne Perry

Panel Introduction in Proceedings of the Sixteenth International Conference on Software Engineering, May 1994.

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Whatever the long-term impact of software architecture may turn out to be, an appropriate starting point is a concrete appraisal of the current state of the practice in the use of software architecture. It is the purpose of this panel to take a step in this direction. By assembling a panel of experts with a broad base of experience in the area, we hope to provide concrete examples of what is now possible when architectural principles are applied to industrial problems in systematic ways, to consider the potential impact of software architecture over the next few years, and to suggest steps that should be taken to bring this about.

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