From goals to high-variability software design

Yu, Yijun; Lapouchnian, Alexei; Liaskos, Sotirios; Mylopoulos, John and Leite, Julio C. S. P. (2008). From goals to high-variability software design. In: Proceedings of Foundations of Intelligent Systems: 17th International Symposium, ISMIS 2008, Springer, pp. 1–16.



Software requirements consist of functionalities and qualities to be accommodated during design. Through goal-oriented requirements engineering, stakeholder goals are refined into a space of alternative functionalities. We adopt this framework and propose a decision-making process to generate a generic software design that can accommodate the full space of alternatives each of which can fulfill stakeholder goals. Specifically, we present a process for generating complementary design views from a goal model with high variability in configurations, behavioral specifications, architectures and business processes.

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