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JSW 2014 Vol.9(6): 1471-1478 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.4304/jsw.9.6.1471-1478

Shortest Component Path Generation of C2-Style Architecture Using Improved A* Algorithm

Lijun Lun1, Lin Zhang1, Xin Chi1, Hui Xu2
1College of Computer Science and Information Engineering, Harbin Normal University, Harbin, China
2Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine Library, Harbin, China


Abstract—There are always more than one shortest paths between two components in software architecture, and in the application of path selection with additional constraints, several optimal or near optimal paths are desired. Traditional A* algorithm has been successfully used in software testing activities such as finding the shortest path, selecting test suites and test suites prioritization. Little work has been specifically targeted towards the shortest component path of software architecture applications. In this paper, we propose an improved A* algorithm, and combine with an example to explain the algorithm solving process. Finally, we implement the A* algorithm and the improved A* algorithm, and the results are compared. It is shown that the shortest component path using improved A* algorithm is completely feasible and effective.

Index Terms—software architecture; C2-style; component interaction graph; shortest component path; improved A* algorithm

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Cite: Lijun Lun, Lin Zhang, Xin Chi, Hui Xu, "Shortest Component Path Generation of C2-Style Architecture Using Improved A* Algorithm," Journal of Software vol. 9, no. 6, pp. 1471-1478, 2014.

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ISSN: 1796-217X (Online)
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