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RASoS: construction of reference architectures for systems-of-systems

Grant number: 17/06195-9
Support type:Regular Research Grants
Duration: July 01, 2017 - December 31, 2019
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Computer Science - Computing Methodologies and Techniques
Principal researcher:Elisa Yumi Nakagawa
Grantee:Elisa Yumi Nakagawa
Home Institution: Instituto de Ciências Matemáticas e de Computação (ICMC). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Carlos , SP, Brazil
Assoc. researchers: Flavio Oquendo ; Jose Carlos Maldonado ; Katia Romero Felizardo Scannavino ; Maria Istela Cagnin ; Pablo Oliveira Antonino de Assis ; Rafael Capilla


Software architectures have had an essential role to the construction of high-quality software systems. In this scenario, reference architectures are a special type of software architecture that contains the knowledge of a given domain, promoting reuse of such knowledge to the development, evolution, and standardization of systems of that domain. A diversity of reference architectures has been proposed and more and more used. In parallel, a class of software systems called Systems-of-Systems (SoS) has arisen resulting from collaboration of constituent systems that have managerial and operational independence, besides being sometimes distributed. This collaboration makes possible SoS provide missions that could not be provided by any other constituents working separately. However, the building of SoS is a quite difficult task, mainly due to the diversity of constituent systems that usually compose such SoS. Hence, reference architecture could be established, containing information about how to make possible and facilitate interoperability among these constituents. The main goal of this research project is to contribute to development and evolution of SoS. For this, a process to build reference architectures for SoS will be established. To evaluate this process, analysis based on data gathering and qualitative analysis will be conduced. More specifically, surveys with specialists will be conducted intending to verify the relevance and adequacy of this process. To complement this evaluation and aiming to evaluate the viability of the process, two case studies will be conduced. The process will be applied to establish two reference architectures: one for crisis and emergence domain and another for ambient assisted living domain. As result of this project, we intend to contribute to the Software Engineering area, in particular, to Software Architecture providing a process to support the establishment of reference architectures for SoS and, as a consequence, that contributes to the SoS construction. (AU)

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Scientific publications (14)
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ALLIAN, ANA PAULA; OLIVEIRAJR, EDSON; CAPILLA, RAFAEL; NAKAGAWA, ELISA YUMI. Have Variability Tools Fulfilled the Needs of the Software Industry?. JOURNAL OF UNIVERSAL COMPUTER SCIENCE, v. 26, n. 10, p. 1282-1311, . (17/06195-9, 18/20882-1, 19/19730-5, 16/05919-0)
GARCES, LINA; MARTINEZ-FERNANDEZ, SILVERIO; GRACIANO NETO, VALDEMAR VICENTE; NAKAGAWA, ELISA YUMI. Architectural Solutions for Self-Adaptive Systems. COMPUTER, v. 53, n. 12, p. 47-59, . (18/07437-9, 17/06195-9)
ALLIAN, ANA PAULA; SCHNICKE, FRANK; ANTONINO, PABLO OLIVEIRA; ROMBACH, DIETER; NAKAGAWA, ELISA YUMI. rchitecture Drivers for Trustworthy Interoperability in Industry 4.. IEEE SYSTEMS JOURNAL, v. 15, n. 4, p. 5454-5463, . (18/20882-1, 16/05919-0, 17/06195-9, 19/19730-5)
MUNIZ LEITE, ANA ISABELLA; LAGOA, LUCAS; LOPES, SAMUEL; BRAGA, ROSANA; ANTONINO, PABLO OLIVEIRA; NAKAGAWA, ELISA YUMI. n Investigation of Knowledge Gaps of Graduate Students Regarding Safety-Critical Systems Development: A Controlled Experimen. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON EDUCATION, v. 65, n. 1, . (17/06195-9, 15/24144-7)
AFFONSO, FRANK JOSE; PASSINI, WILLIAM FILISBINO; NAKAGAWA, ELISA YUMI. A Reference Architecture to support the development of mobile applications based on self-adaptive services. PERVASIVE AND MOBILE COMPUTING, v. 53, p. 33-48, . (17/06195-9)
DE BARROS PAES, CARLOS EDUARDO; GRACIANO NETO, VALDEMAR VICENTE; MOREIRA, THIAGO; NAKAGAWA, ELISA YUMI. Conceptualization of a System-of-Systems in the Defense Domain: An Experience Report in the Brazilian Scenario. IEEE SYSTEMS JOURNAL, v. 13, n. 3, p. 2098-2107, . (17/06195-9)
LANA, CRISTIANE APARECIDA; GUESSI, MILENA; ANTONINO, PABLO OLIVEIRA; ROMBACH, DIETER; NAKAGAWA, ELISA YUMI. A Systematic Identification of Formal and Semi-Formal Languages and Techniques for Software-Intensive Systems-of-Systems Requirements Modeling. IEEE SYSTEMS JOURNAL, v. 13, n. 3, p. 2201-2212, . (17/22107-2, 17/06195-9, 15/06195-3)
MANZANO, WALLACE; GRACIANO NETO, VALDEMAR VICENTE; NAKAGAWA, ELISA YUMI. Dynamic-SoS: An Approach for the Simulation of Systems-of-Systems Dynamic Architectures. COMPUTER JOURNAL, v. 63, n. 5, p. 709-731, . (17/06195-9, 17/17448-5, 14/02244-7)
GUESSI, MILENA; OQUENDO, FLAVIO; NAKAGAWA, ELISA YUMI. Ark: a constraint-based method for architectural synthesis of smart systems. Software and Systems Modeling, . (17/22107-2, 17/06195-9, 12/24290-5)
NAKAGAWA, ELISA YUMI; ANTONINO, PABLO OLIVEIRA; SCHNICKE, FRANK; KUHN, THOMAS; LIGGESMEYER, PETER. Continuous Systems and Software Engineering for Industry 4.0: A disruptive view. INFORMATION AND SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY, v. 135, . (19/19730-5, 17/06195-9)
DIAS VALLE, PEDRO HENRIQUE; GARCES, LINA; VOLPATO, TIAGO; MARTINEZ-FERNANDEZ, SILVERIO; NAKAGAWA, ELISA YUMI. Towards suitable description of reference architectures. PEERJ COMPUTER SCIENCE, . (17/22107-2, 17/06195-9, 15/24144-7, 18/07437-9)
VENTERS, COLIN C.; CAPILLA, RAFAEL; BETZ, STEFANIE; PENZENSTADLER, BIRGIT; CRICK, TOM; CROUCH, STEVE; NAKAGAWA, ELISA YUMI; BECKER, CHRISTOPH; CARRILLO, CARLOS. Software sustainability: Research and practice from a software architecture viewpoint. JOURNAL OF SYSTEMS AND SOFTWARE, v. 138, p. 174-188, . (17/06195-9)
GARCES, LINA; MARTINEZ-FERNANDEZ, SILVERIO; OLIVEIRA, LUCAS; VALLE, PEDRO; AYALA, CLAUDIA; FRANCH, XAVIER; NAKAGAWA, ELISA YUMI. Three decades of software reference architectures: A systematic mapping study. JOURNAL OF SYSTEMS AND SOFTWARE, v. 179, . (18/07437-9, 17/06195-9)

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