Defining `Architecture' for Software Engineering -- A Review of Terminology

Tipo de publicación: Book Chapter

Publicado en: Advances in Human Factors, Software, and Systems Engineering: Proceedings of the AHFE 2017 International Conference on Human Factors, Software, and Systems Engineering, July 17-21, 2017, The Westin Bonaventure Hotel, Los Angeles, California, USA

  • Guzmán, Julio C.
  • López, Gustavo
  • Pacheco, Alexia
  • Ahram, Tareq
  • Karwowski, Waldemar

Investigadores del CITIC asociados a la publicación
M.Sc. Julio Guzmán Benavides
Dr. Gustavo López Herrera

Proyecto asociado a la publicación
Fortalecimiento de la capacidad de desarrollo, adopción y mantenimiento de software del Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad

Palabras claves
  • Applications architecture
  • Business architecture
  • Enterprise architecture
  • Information architecture
  • Infrastructure architecture
  • Integration architecture
  • Software architecture
  • Solutions architecture
  • Systems architecture
  • Technologies architecture

There are many terms used in the industry that relate to similar topics. Architecture is one of them. In many companies, representatives develop Information Architectures even though this term was conceptualized to be used in the domains of Information Systems or Information Technology. Moreover, different consultant agencies, consortia or working groups create standards or guidelines that sometimes use these concepts interchangeably. In this paper, we want to provide a comprehensible definition of the most common (Architecture-related) concepts used by members of the information technology community into non-software development companies. In addition, a literature review is also conducted to determine the academic use of these terms, and a website based review is conducted to gather the most common definitions provided in articles that do not undergo peer reviews.


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Defining `Architecture' for Software Engineering – A Review of Terminology