DCAR was developed based on a number of scientific research projects. The following list of publications can serve as a starting point for exploring the theoretical foundations of DCAR. However, studying the articles is not required in order to use DCAR.
- Aligning Architecture Knowledge Management with Scrum Veli-Pekka Eloranta, Kai Koskimies. In: Proceedings of Seventh Workshop on SHAring and Reusing architectural Knowledge (SHARK 2012), ECSA/WICSA 2012, Helsinki, Finland ACM 978-1-4503-1568-5/12/08.
- A documentation framework for architecture decisions Uwe van Heesch, Paris Avgeriou, and Rich Hilliard, Journal of Systems and Software, Volume 85, Issue 4, April 2012, Pages 795-820, Elsevier
- Forces on Architecture Decisions Uwe van Heesch, Paris Avgeriou, and Rich Hilliard. In proceedings of the 10th Working IEEE/IFIP Conference on Software Architecture (WICSA) & 6th European Conference on Software Architecture (ECSA) – WICSA/ECSA 2012, Helsinki, Finland, August 20-24, 2012
- Pattern-Based architecture reviews Neil Harrison and Paris Avgeriou.
IEEE Software, 28(6):66–71, November 2011.