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A framework for design tradeoffs

Andrews, A; Mancebo, E; Runeson, Per LU and France, R (2005) In Software Quality Journal 13(4). p.377-405
Abstract
Designs almost always require tradeoffs between competing design choices to meet system requirements. We present a framework for evaluating design choices with respect to meeting competing requirements. Specifically, we develop a model to estimate the performance of a UML design subject to changing levels of security and fault-tolerance. This analysis gives us a way to identify design solutions that are infeasible. Multi-criteria decision making techniques are applied to evaluate the remaining feasible alternatives. The method is illustrated with two examples: a small sensor network and a system for controlling traffic lights.
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design tradeoffs, UML, fault tolerance, security
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Software Quality Journal
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13
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4
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377 - 405
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Springer
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0963-9314
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10.1007/s11219-005-4252-z
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English
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