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Proceedings IEEE Joint International Conference on Requirements Engineering (2002)
Essen, Germany
Sept. 9, 2002 to Sept. 13, 2002
ISSN: 1090-705X
ISBN: 0-7695-1465-0
pp: 127
Sascha Konrad , Michigan State University
Betty H.C. Cheng , Michigan State University
In software engineering, design patterns propose solution skeletons for common design problems. The solution skeleton is described in such a way that the design can be used for other projects, where each application tailors the design to specific project constraints. This paper describes research into investigating how a similar approach to reuse can be applied to requirements specifications, which we term requirements patterns. Specifically, we explore how object-oriented modeling notations, such as the Unified Modeling Language (UML), can be used to represent common requirements patterns. Structural and behavioral information are captured as part of a requirements pattern. In order to maximize reuse, we focus on requirements patterns for embedded systems. This paper also describes case studies that illustrate how we have applied these general patterns to multiple embedded systems applications from the automotive industry.

S. Konrad and B. H. Cheng, "Requirements Patterns for Embedded Systems," Proceedings IEEE Joint International Conference on Requirements Engineering(RE), Essen, Germany, 2002, pp. 127.
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