Requirements engineering-based conceptual modeling

E. Insfrán, O Pastor, Roelf J. Wieringa

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    The software production process involves a set of phases where a clear relationship and smooth transitions between them should be introduced. In this paper, a requirements engineering-based conceptual modelling approach is introduced as a way to improve the quality of the software production process. The aim of this approach is to provide a set of techniques and methods to capture software requirements and to provide a way to move from requirements to a conceptual schema in a traceable way. The approach combines a framework for requirements engineering (TRADE) and a graphical object-oriented method for conceptual modelling and code generation (OO-Method). The intended improvement of the software production process is accomplished by providing a precise methodological guidance to go from the user requirements (represented through the use of the appropriate TRADE techniques) to the conceptual schema that properly represents them (according to the conceptual constructs provided by the OO-Method). Additionally, as the OO-Method provides full model-based code generation features, this combination minimises the time dedicated to obtaining the final software product.
    Original languageUndefined
    Article number10.1007/s007660200005
    Pages (from-to)61-72
    Number of pages12
    JournalRequirements engineering
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2002


    • IR-61805
    • EWI-10521
    • Use Cases
    • Requirements Engineering
    • SCS-Services
    • traceability
    • METIS-209542
    • OO methods
    • Conceptual Modeling

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