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Software Architecture Recovery and Consistency of Mobile Applications

Project Summary: Mobile applications are being developed by new platforms such as Android with their own programming languages, e.g., Java version for Android. Currently, mobile applications are small and developed by a single person. As these applications grow and evolve, the software architecture of the system becomes important. The objective of this project is to extend an approach called Reflexion Modeling, for allowing mobile software engineers to recover the software architecture of a mobile application and the check its consistency with a planned architectural model. This will involve tailoring an architectural model notation, use both static and dynamic analysis techniques to interpret the mobile system, define mappings between architectural model and a mobile platform, develop a prototype tool for allowing mobile software engineers to recover and check consistency of mobile applications and their planned architecture, and empirically validate the prototype tool and approach.

Students Background: -Software Engineering -Mobile Development - To gain knowledge in software architecture

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  1. Contact the supervisor by email or phone to discuss your interest and find out if you woold be suitable. Supervisor details can be found on this topic page. The supervisor will guide you in developing the topic-specific research proposal, which will form part of your application.
  2. Click on the 'Apply here' button on this page and you will be taken to the relevant PhD course page, where you can apply using an online application.
  3. Complete the online application indicating your selected supervisor and include the research proposal for the topic you have selected.

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This is a self funded topic

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