Write a Blog >>
SPLASH 2017
Sun 22 - Fri 27 October 2017 Vancouver, Canada
Sun 22 Oct 2017 14:00 - 14:30 at Windsor - Talks / Discussion

A technology architecture (TA) represents the technical infrastructure of a company and consists of hardware and software components. As the evolution of such TAs is typically uncoordinated, their complexity often grows with a company’s requirements. As a consequence, a variety of redundancies and architectural variants exist, which are not necessary for the architecture’s purpose. This leads to increased costs and higher effort for evolving and maintaining the entire IT landscape. To alleviate these problems, unnecessary variability has to be identified and reduced. As a manual approach requires high effort and is not feasible for large-scale analysis, experts face a major challenge. For this purpose, we propose an automated approach, which provides experts with recommendations for restructurings of related TAs in order to reduce unnecessary variability. We show suitability of our approach by expert interviews and an industrial case study with real-world TAs.

Conference Day
Sun 22 Oct

Displayed time zone: Tijuana, Baja California change

13:30 - 15:00
Talks / DiscussionFOSD at Windsor
13:30
30m
Talk
Towards Complete Consistency Checks of Clafer Models
FOSD
Markus WeckesserTU Darmstadt, Malte Lochau, Michael RiesfacilityBoss GmbH, Andy SchürrTU Darmstadt
14:00
30m
Talk
Automated Recommendations for Reducing Unnecessary Variability of Technology Architectures
FOSD
Kenny WehlingVolkswagen AG, David WilleTU Braunschweig, Germany, Christoph SeidlTechnische Universität Braunschweig, Ina SchaeferTechnische Universität Braunschweig
14:30
30m
Talk
Variational Lists: Comparisons and Design Guidelines
FOSD
Karl SmeltzerOregon State University, Martin ErwigOregon State University