This presentation was created for the SATURN conference series and does not necessarily reflect the positions and views of the Software Engineering Institute.
This presentation describes a project
where the goal was to add new capabilities to ArchE, an expert system developed
at the SEI that automates some of the tasks an architect performs when
elaborating software architectures. This new capability consists of the ability
to automatically suggest and apply performance tactics to a software
The main challenges that arose in this
work consisted in mapping documented performance tactics to an automatable
form, identifying rules to determine when a given tactic is applicable (based
on various properties of the current software architecture), and identifying
properties that can be assigned to architectural elements in order to support
the automatic application of various tactics. The main contributions of this
work are an actual implementation of some performance tactics in ArchE
(including the rules mentioned above), and an improved overall design of
tactics implementation in ArchE that is reusable in future ArchE extensions.
This presentation was given at SATURN 2011 in Burlingame, CA.