Abstract = {In component-based software engineering, software 
architectures govern not only software development but also 
software evolution. Indeed, to efficiently and accurately manage 
software evolution and guarantee its quality, architecture models 
should be at the core of the evolution process, be accurately 
synchronized with the runtime systems and have their changes 
and version information be completely tracked. As architecture 
models are often captured by ADLs (Architecture Description 
Languages), an ADL supporting architecture-centric evolution 
is required. In this paper, we study how architecture-centric 
evolution can be supported by the Dedal ADL. We thus propose 
a dedicated CDL (Change Description Language) which models 
architectural changes as first-class entities and describes them 
from a semantic viewpoint.},
	Address = {Helsinki, Finland},
	Annote = {Short paper
AR (short papers) : 35,7\%},
	Author = {Huaxi (Yulin) Zhang and Christelle Urtado and Sylvain Vauttier and Lei Zhang and Marianne Huchard and Bernard Coulette},
	Booktitle = {Proceedings of the Joint 10th Working IEEE/IFIP Conference on Software Architecture & 6th European Conference on Software Architecture (WICSA / ECSA 2012)},
	Date-Added = {2012-07-02 14:34:15 +0200},
	Date-Modified = {2012-07-16 14:09:56 +0200},
	Keywords = {architecture; components / CBSE; evolution / versions; relations / connectors},
	Month = {August},
	Title = {Dedal-CDL: Modeling first-class architectural changes in Dedal},
	Year = {2012}}