Architecture Frameworks

ISO/IEC/IEEE 42010 defines architecture framework and specifies requirements on architecture frameworks.

architecture framework:
conventions, principles and practices for the description of architectures established within a specific domain of application and/or community of stakeholders

Requirements on Frameworks

An architecture framework conforms to the International Standard (IS) when it specifies:

  1. information identifying the framework;
  2. one or more concerns;
  3. one or more stakeholders having those concerns;
  4. one or more architecture viewpoints (and their specifications conforming to the IS);
  5. correspondence rules, integrating the viewpoints (per 5.7 of IS);
  6. conditions on applicability (per 6.1 of IS);
  7. consistency of the framework with the provisions of the ISO/IEC/IEEE 42010 conceptual model. (see also: Meta model matters)

Survey of Frameworks

During the development of ISO/IEC/IEEE 42010, a number of existing frameworks were examined. Here is a table of recent, known frameworks with brief descriptions and links to further information.

Survey of Architecture Frameworks

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