Bigraphical Modelling of Architectural Patterns

  • Alejandro Sanchez
  • Luís Soares. Barbosa
  • Daniel Riesco
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7253)


Archery is a language for behavioural modelling of architectural patterns, supporting hierarchical composition and a type discipline. This paper extends Archery to cope with the patterns’ structural dimension through a set of (re-)configuration combinators and constraints that all instances of a pattern must obey. Both types and instances of architectural patterns are semantically represented as bigraphical reactive systems and operations upon them as reaction rules. Such a bigraphical semantics provides a rigorous model for Archery patterns and reduces constraint verification in architectures to a type-checking problem.


Label Transition System Outer Face Architectural Pattern Pattern Instance Parallel Product 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alejandro Sanchez
    • 1
    • 2
  • Luís Soares. Barbosa
    • 2
  • Daniel Riesco
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento de InformáticaUniversidad Nacional de San LuisSan LuisArgentina
  2. 2.HASLab INESC TEC & Universidade do MinhoBragaPortugal

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