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Influences between Software Architecture and its Environment in Industrial Systems – a Case Study


Publication Type:

Report - MRTC




Software Architecture has received much attention in Software Engineering Research Community in the last decade. In this report, we have collected data from a number of real systems, which are successful and complex industrial systems. We tried to identify factors that have significant influence on their Software System Architecture lifecycle. The main goal of the investigation is to identify some key common factors that make architectures of these systems, successful or fail. The investigation was performed through a series of interviews with a number of key persons of research and development groups of successful international companies located in Sweden. The interviews were conducted in the late fall of 2003. This document contains the description of the case study setup and the material collected during interviews, without any analysis being done yet.


author = {Goran Mustapic and Anders Wall and Christer Norstr{\"o}m and Ivica Crnkovic and Kristian Sandstr{\"o}m and Joakim Fr{\"o}berg and Johan Kraft},
title = {Influences between Software Architecture and its Environment in Industrial Systems – a Case Study},
number = {ISSN 1404-3041 ISRN MDH-MRTC-164/2004-1-SE},
month = {February},
year = {2004},
url = {}