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On how to deal with uncertainty when architecting embedded software and systems



Publication Type:

Conference/Workshop Paper


5th European Conference on Software Architecture


Lecture Notes in Computer Science 6903, Springer


This paper discusses the topic of uncertainty in the context of architecting embedded software and systems. It presents links between complexity and uncertainty, and identifies different kinds of uncertainty. Based on this, it elaborates why uncertainty arises in the architecting of software-intensive systems, and presents ten different tactics that can be employed to deal with uncertainty and mitigate the associated risks.


author = {Jakob Axelsson},
title = {On how to deal with uncertainty when architecting embedded software and systems},
editor = {Ivica Crnkovic, Volker Gruhn, Matthias Book},
pages = {199--202},
month = {September},
year = {2011},
booktitle = {5th European Conference on Software Architecture},
publisher = {Lecture Notes in Computer Science 6903, Springer},
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