Li, C, Yang, H and Liu, H (2017) 'An approach to modelling and analysing reliability of Breeze/ADL-based software architecture.' International Journal of Automation and Computing. ISSN 1476-8186
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Breeze/architecture description language (ADL), is an eXtensible markup language (XML) based architecture description language which is used to model software systems at the architecture level. Though Breeze/ADL provides an appropriate basis for architecture modelling, it can neither analyse nor evaluate the architecture reliability. In this paper, we propose a Breeze/ADL based strategy which, by combining generalized stochastic Petri net (GSPN) and tools for reliability analysis, supports architecture reliability modelling and evaluation. This work expands the idea in three directions: Firstly, we give a Breeze/ADL reliability model in which we add error attributes to Breeze/ADL error model for capturing architecture error information, and at the same time perform the system error state transition through the Breeze/ADL production. Secondly, we present how to map a Breeze/ADL reliability model to a GSPN model, which in turn can be used for reliability analysis. The other task is to develop a Breeze/ADL reliability analysis modelling tool–EXGSPN (Breeze/ADL reliability analysis modelling tool), and combine it with platform independent petri net editor 2 (PIPE2) to carry out a reliability assessment.
|Keywords:||Software architecture reliability Breeze/architecture description language (ADL) generalized stochastic Petri net (GSPN) Breeze graph grammar|
|Divisions:||College of Liberal Arts|
|Date Deposited:||21 Mar 2017 18:31|
|Last Modified:||31 Mar 2017 09:10|
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