Handling non-functional requirements in model-driven development: an ongoing industrial survey

David Ameller, Xavier Franch, Cristina Gómez, João Araújo, Richard Berntsson Svensson, Stefan Biffle, Jordi Cabot, Vittorio Cortelessa, Maia Daneva, Daniel Méndez Fernández, Ana Moreira, Henry Muccini, Antonio Vallecillo, Manuel Wimmer, Vasco Amaral, Hugo Brunelière, Loli Burgueño, Miguel Goulão, Bernard Schätz, Sabine Teufl

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    Model-Driven Development (MDD) is no longer a novel development paradigm. It has become mature from a research perspective and recent studies show its adoption in industry. Still, some issues remain a challenge. Among them, we are interested in the treatment of non-functional requirements (NFRs) in MDD processes. Very few MDD approaches have been reported to deal with NFRs (and they do it in a limited way). However, it is clear that NFRs need to be considered somehow in the final product of the MDD process. To better understand how NFRs are integrated into the existing MDD approaches, we have initiated the NFR4MDD project, a multi-national empirical study, based on interviews with companies working on MDD projects. Our project aims at surveying the state of the practice for this topic. In this paper, we summarize our research protocol and present the current status of our study. The discussion will focus on the peculiarities of our study's context and organization involving about 20 researchers from 8 European countries
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication23rd International Conference on Requirements Engineering (RE)
    Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-6905-3
    Publication statusPublished - 17 Aug 2015
    Event23rd IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference, RE 2015 - Ottawa, Canada
    Duration: 24 Aug 201528 Aug 2015
    Conference number: 23


    Conference23rd IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference, RE 2015
    Abbreviated titleRE
    Internet address


    • EWI-26940
    • MDD
    • Semi-Structured Interviews
    • Quality Requirements
    • Non-Functional Requirements
    • METIS-316891
    • Model Driven Development
    • NFR
    • Empirical Study
    • IR-100196
    • Survey


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