Institute for Software Research
School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University


A Quantitative Approach to Analyzing Architectures
in the Presence of Uncertainty

Harrison Strowd, David Garlan

July 2009



The concepts and techniques that underlie architectural analysis are well understood in the research community. However, many of these approaches do not incorporate uncertainty into their techniques. This forces the architect to specify precisely properties that are not well defined or to analyze the system qualitatively, providing an imprecise representation of the properties the system will exhibit. This paper presents a technique for analyzing architectural models that exhibit probabilistic behavior and discusses the systemic properties that can be identified through this form of analysis.

33 pages

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