A Traceability Metamodel for Change Management of Non-functional Requirements

M. Kassab, O. Ormanjieva, Maia Daneva

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    Abstract

    Requirements changes are an issue in the software development life cycle which often originates from an incomplete knowledge of the domain of interest. Hardly any requirement manifests in isolation, and usually the provision of one requirement may affect the level of provision of another. Understanding the relations among system requirements is essential to ensuring their consistency and change management. In practice, many organizations either focus their traceability efforts on functional requirements (FRs) or else fail entirely to implement an effective traceability process. Tracing non-functional requirements (NFRs) has, by and large, been neglected. In this paper, we propose a metamodel which explicitly captures NFRs and their relations, and which is independent from any programming paradigm. In addition, we present an implementation using XML-based representations for the metamodel and XQuery queries to represent tracing information.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 6th ACIS International Conference on Software Engineering Research, Management and Applications, SERA 2008
    EditorsW. Dosch, R.Y. Lee, P. Tuma, T Coupaye
    Place of PublicationLos Alamitos
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society
    Pages245-254
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Print)978-0-7695-3302-5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 15 Aug 2008
    Event6th ACIS International Conference on Software Engineering Research, Management and Applications, SERA 2008 - Prague, Czech Republic
    Duration: 20 Aug 200822 Aug 2008
    Conference number: 6

    Publication series

    Name
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society Press
    NumberWoTUG-31
    ISSN (Print)1055-0143

    Conference

    Conference6th ACIS International Conference on Software Engineering Research, Management and Applications, SERA 2008
    Abbreviated titleSERA 2008
    Country/TerritoryCzech Republic
    CityPrague
    Period20/08/0822/08/08

    Keywords

    • SCS-Services
    • METIS-254970
    • IR-65197
    • EWI-14562

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