QUANTITATIVE EVALUATION OF ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURAL PATTERNS

Tariq Al-Naeem, Feras A. Dabous, Fethi A. Rabhi, Boualem Benatallah

Abstract

The implementation of enterprise and e-business applications is becoming a widespread practice among modern organizations. A cornerstone activity in implementing such applications is the architectural design task, which embodies many architectural design decisions. What makes this task quite complex is the presence of several design approaches that vary considerably in their consequences on various quality attributes. In addition, the presence of more than one stakeholder with different, often conflicting, quality goals makes the design process even more complex. To aid in the design process, this paper discusses a number of alternative architectural patterns that can be reused during the enterprise architectural design stage. It also proposes leveraging Multiple-Attribute Decision Making (MADM) methods, particularly the AHP method, to quantitatively evaluate and select among these patterns.

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in Harvard Style

Al-Naeem T., A. Dabous F., A. Rabhi F. and Benatallah B. (2005). QUANTITATIVE EVALUATION OF ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURAL PATTERNS . In Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS, ISBN 972-8865-19-8, pages 398-402. DOI: 10.5220/0002511703980402


in Bibtex Style

@conference{iceis05,
author={Tariq Al-Naeem and Feras A. Dabous and Fethi A. Rabhi and Boualem Benatallah},
title={QUANTITATIVE EVALUATION OF ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURAL PATTERNS},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS,},
year={2005},
pages={398-402},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002511703980402},
isbn={972-8865-19-8},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS,
TI - QUANTITATIVE EVALUATION OF ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURAL PATTERNS
SN - 972-8865-19-8
AU - Al-Naeem T.
AU - A. Dabous F.
AU - A. Rabhi F.
AU - Benatallah B.
PY - 2005
SP - 398
EP - 402
DO - 10.5220/0002511703980402