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2013 21st IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE) (2006)
Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
Sept. 11, 2006 to Sept. 15, 2006
ISSN: 1090-705X
ISBN: 0-7695-2555-5
pp: 79-88
John Mylopoulos , University of Toronto
Alexei , University of Toronto
Yijun Yu , University of Toronto
Eric Yu , University of Toronto
Sotirios Liaskos , University of Toronto
ABSTRACT
We introduce a variability-intensive approach to goal decomposition that is tailored to support requirements identification for highly customizable software. The approach is based on the semantic characterization of ORdecompositions of goals. We first show that each high-level goal can be associated with a set of concerns, in response to which, alternative refinements of the goal can be introduced. A text corpus relevant to the domain of discourse can be used to derive such variability concerns that are specific to the problem. In parallel, contextual facts that can vary while a goal is being fulfilled are modeled. Then, a highvariability goal model is constructed aiming at responding to the predefined variability concerns completely, while contextual factors are used to test whether it addresses all realistic background circumstances. We apply our approach in a study from the geriatric health care domain.
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CITATION
John Mylopoulos, Alexei , Yijun Yu, Eric Yu, Sotirios Liaskos, "On Goal-based Variability Acquisition and Analysis", 2013 21st IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE), vol. 00, no. , pp. 79-88, 2006, doi:10.1109/RE.2006.45
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