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Early aspects: a model for aspect-oriented requirements engineering

Rashid, Awais and Sawyer, Peter and Moreira, Ana M. D. and Araújo, Joao (2002) Early aspects: a model for aspect-oriented requirements engineering. In: Requirements Engineering, 2002. Proceedings. IEEE Joint International Conference on. IEEE Computer Society, Washington, DC, USA, pp. 199-202. ISBN 0-7695-1465-0

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Abstract

Effective RE must reconcile the need to achieve separation of concerns with the need to satisfy broadly scoped requirements and constraints. Techniques such as use cases and viewpoints help achieve separation of stakeholders' concerns but ensuring their consistency with global requirements and constraints is largely unsupported. We build on recent work that has emerged from the aspect-oriented programming (AOP) community to propose a general model for aspect oriented requirements engineering (AORE). The model supports separation of crosscutting functional and non-functional properties at the requirements level. We argue that early separation of such crosscutting properties supports effective determination of their mapping and influence on artefacts at later development stages. A realisation of the model based on a case study of a toll collection system is presented.

Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
ID Code: 57536
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 15 Oct 2012 10:31
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2014 18:33
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/57536

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