A UML Profile for the Specification of System Architecture Variants Supporting Design Space Exploration and Optimization

Alexander Wichmann, Ralph Maschotta, Francesco Bedini, Sven Jäger, Armin Zimmermann

Abstract

The optimization of complex systems as well as other design methods require a description of the system parameters, or the design space. Explicit encoding of all possible variants is practically impossible, thus an implicit method is needed. While this is easy for purely numerical parameters and a fixed number of them as usually assumed in direct or indirect optimization, it is quite hard for systems in which the architecture and thus the structure of the parameters themselves can be varied. This paper introduces an approach to specify system architecture variants in a concise way and proposes a UML profile for this task. Standard UML meta model elements are used for the description of variant-specific stereotypes. An example of a variant specification for a communication network model is presented.

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Wichmann A., Maschotta R., Bedini F., Jäger S. and Zimmermann A. (2017). A UML Profile for the Specification of System Architecture Variants Supporting Design Space Exploration and Optimization . In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Model-Driven Engineering and Software Development - Volume 1: MODELSWARD, ISBN 978-989-758-210-3, pages 418-426. DOI: 10.5220/0006205404180426


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@conference{modelsward17,
author={Alexander Wichmann and Ralph Maschotta and Francesco Bedini and Sven Jäger and Armin Zimmermann},
title={A UML Profile for the Specification of System Architecture Variants Supporting Design Space Exploration and Optimization},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Model-Driven Engineering and Software Development - Volume 1: MODELSWARD,},
year={2017},
pages={418-426},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0006205404180426},
isbn={978-989-758-210-3},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Model-Driven Engineering and Software Development - Volume 1: MODELSWARD,
TI - A UML Profile for the Specification of System Architecture Variants Supporting Design Space Exploration and Optimization
SN - 978-989-758-210-3
AU - Wichmann A.
AU - Maschotta R.
AU - Bedini F.
AU - Jäger S.
AU - Zimmermann A.
PY - 2017
SP - 418
EP - 426
DO - 10.5220/0006205404180426