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Proceedings Fifth IEEE International Symposium on Requirements Engineering (2001)
Toronto, Canada
Aug. 27, 2001 to Aug. 31, 2001
ISBN: 0-7695-1125-2
pp: 0249
Axel Van Lamsweerde , Universit? Catholique de Louvain
Abstract: Goals capture, at different levels of abstraction, the various objectives the system under consideration should achieve. Goal-oriented requirements engineering is concerned with the use of goals for eliciting, elaborating, structuring, specifying, analyzing, negotiating, documenting, and modifying requirements. This area has received increasing attention over the past few years. The paper reviews various research efforts undertaken along this line of research. The arguments in favor of goal orientation are first briefly discussed. The paper then com-pares the main approaches to goal modeling, goal specification and goal-based reasoning in the many activities of the requirements engineering process. To make the discussion more concrete, a real case study is used to suggest what a goal-oriented requirements engineering method may look like. Experience with such approaches and tool support are briefly discussed as well.

A. Van Lamsweerde, "Goal-Oriented Requirements Engineering: A Guided Tour," Proceedings Fifth IEEE International Symposium on Requirements Engineering(RE), Toronto, Canada, 2001, pp. 0249.
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