Executable Architecture (EA)

An executable architecture is a software application that is used to validate a requirement set defined by an architecture framework. In recent years with explosive growth of enterprise computing, it has become imperative to perform a cost benefit analysis of such architectures. Such analysis may include operational feasibility, capacity planning, requirements validation, network performance and monitoring to name a few. Many enterprise frameworks such as Zachmann, US Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF), Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF), UK Ministry of Defense Architecture Framework (MoDAF) etc. are now mandated for definition of architectures that may be deployed across national boundaries. While there are many software suites that allow construction of such architectural documents per the framework specification, there are very few applications that can simulate the architectural model built by such softwares. These suites are a first step in defining an architectural model with rich set of document products. In this track we invite papers that go to the next step in transforming these static documents into a full-blown simulation model. We invite papers and work in progress that aim at full round-trip systems architectural modeling and simulation, starting from requirements definition to performance analysis of architecture framework. The purpose of this symposium is to bring together fragmented executable architecture researchers and facilitate dissemination of the most recent advances in theory, modeling, toolkits and applications in the area of executable architectures. This track brings together researchers in the area of Systems of Systems Engineering, Software engineering, distributed simulation, modeling languages and agent-based architectures. The scope is extended to the following topics:

  1. Executable UML/SysML
  2. System of Systems M&S
  3. SOA-based Systems M&S
  4. Requirements analysis and Validation
  5. Model Driven Analysis
  6. Process Engineering (BPMN)
  7. Data transformation and Platform Independent Modeling
  8. Cross-platform simulation
  9. Agent based architectures
  10. Event Driven Architectures
  11. Ontology based modeling

Authors must strictly follow SCSC guidelines for paper submission.

Key Dates
Special Sessions Proposals January 31, 2010
Paper submission February 28, 2010
Notification of Acceptance April 30, 2010
Final (in most cases, revised) submission May 28, 2010