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Straightforward Specification of Adaptation-Architecture-Significant Requirements of IoT-enabled Cyber-Physical Systems

: Antonino, P.O.; Morgenstern, A.; Kallweit, B.; Becker, M.; Kuhn, T.


Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers -IEEE-:
IEEE 15th International Conference on Software Architecture Companion, ICSA-C 2018. Proceedings : 30 April-4 May 2018, Seattle, Washington
Piscataway, NJ: IEEE, 2018
ISBN: 978-1-5386-6585-5
ISBN: 978-1-5386-6586-2
International Conference on Software Architecture (ICSA) <15, 2018, Seattle/Wash.>
Fraunhofer IESE ()

Adaptability is an inherent property in IoT-enabled cyber-physical systems because these should adjust themselves to evolving circumstances of their operation context. One key challenge for architects is the identification and specification of simple and concise architecture significant requirements centered on adaptation that provide straightforward information needed for de-riving appropriate architecture decisions. To address this challenge, we propose Adaptation Terms, which are blueprints comprising a sufficient set of information to properly architect adapt-able IoT-enabled cyber-physical systems. The approach has been used by professionals from the domains of agricultural and construction machinery, medical devices, and telecommunication systems, and a usage report describing the benefits and potential improvements of the approach are described in this paper.