Role-based Architectural Modelling of Socio-Technical Systems

Osama El-Hassan, José Luiz Fiadeiro

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)


The focus of this paper is on how a role-based architectural approach can contribute to building normative models for evolvable and adaptable socio-technical systems, i.e. systems in which both software components and people play well-defined roles and need to interact to ensure that required global properties emerge. We propose a method that is associated with a set of new modelling primitives anchored on organisational roles and governed by social laws that handle the situations that may arise when the people involved deviate from prescribed behaviour and fail to play the role that they have been assigned as entities of the system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-17
Number of pages13
JournalElectronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jun 2007


  • Coordination
  • Role-based Modelling
  • Software Architecture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


Dive into the research topics of 'Role-based Architectural Modelling of Socio-Technical Systems'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this