A framework for design tradeoffs
Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie: Software Quality Journal
Designs almost always require tradeoffs between competing design choices to meet system requirements. We present a framework for evaluating design choices with respect to meeting competing requirements. Specifically, we develop a model to estimate the performance of a UML design subject to changing levels of security and fault-tolerance. This analysis gives us a way to identify design solutions that are infeasible. Multi-criteria decision making techniques are applied to evaluate the remaining feasible alternatives. The method is illustrated with two examples: a small sensor network and a system for controlling traffic lights.
- Computer Science
- design tradeoffs
- fault tolerance
- Software Engineering
- ISSN: 0963-9314