Pragmatic Requirements for Adaptive Systems: a Goal-Driven Modeling and Analysis Approach.

Guimaraes, F.P., Rodrigues, G.N., Batista, D.M. and Ali, R., 2015. Pragmatic Requirements for Adaptive Systems: a Goal-Driven Modeling and Analysis Approach. In: The 34th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER'15), 19--22 October 2015, Stockholm, Sweden..

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Abstract

Goal-models (GM) have been used in adaptive systems engineering for their ability to capture the different ways to fulfill the requirements. Contex- tual GM (CGM) extend these models with the notion of context and context- dependent applicability of goals. In this paper, we observe that the interpretation of a goal achievement is itself context-dependent. Thus, we introduce the no- tion of Pragmatic Goals which have a dynamic satisfaction criteria. However, the specification of context-dependent goals’ applicability as well as their interpre- tations make it hard for stakeholders to decide whether the model is achievable for all possible context combinations. Thus we also developed and evaluated an algorithm to decide on the Pragmatic CGM’s achievability. We performed several experiments to evaluate our algorithm regarding correctness and performance and concluded that it can be used for deciding at runtime the tasks to execute under a given context to achieve a quality constraint as well as for pinpointing context sets in which the model is intrinsically unachievable.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Context dependency, Goal-models, Requirements Engineering
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
Group:Faculty of Science and Technology
ID Code:22519
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:28 Sep 2015 15:07
Last Modified:02 Nov 2015 12:33

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