Required and Optional Viewpoints : What is Included in Software Architecture ?

  title={Required and Optional Viewpoints : What is Included in Software Architecture ?},
  author={Kari Smolander and Kimmo Hoikka and Jari Isokallio and Mika Kataikko and Teemu M{\"a}kel{\"a} and Heikki K{\"a}lvi{\"a}inen},
Software architecture is conventionally concerned with the structures in a high abstraction level describing the main constituents of a software system. However, there seems to be no common agreement of what these structures exactly are. This paper acts as an attempt to define the viewpoints from which we see the structures. The rationale of having different viewpoints is reflected and a framework of the relationship between software architecture design and information systems development (ISD… CONTINUE READING
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