Xavier Franch , Universitat Polit?cnica de Catalunya (UPC)
Abstract: This paper presents NoFun, a notation aimed at dealing with non-functional aspects of software systems at the product level in the component programming framework. NoFun can be used to define hierarchies of non-functional attributes, which can be bound to individual software components, libraries of components or (sets of) software systems. Non-functional attributes can be defined in several ways, being possible to choose a particular definition in a concrete context. Also, NoFun allows to state the values of the attributes in component implementations, and to formulate non-functional requirements over component implementations. The notation is complemented with an algorithm able to select the best implementation of components (with respect to their non-functional characteristics) in their context of use.