Tracing requirements for adaptive systems using claims

Welsh, Kristopher and Bencomo, Nelly and Sawyer, Peter (2011) Tracing requirements for adaptive systems using claims. In: TEFSE '11: Proceedings of the 6th International Workshop on Traceability in Emerging Forms of Software Engineering. ACM, New York, NY, USA, pp. 38-41. ISBN 978-1-4503-0589-1

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The complexity of environments faced by dynamically adaptive systems (DAS) means that the RE process will often be iterative with analysts revisiting the system specifications based on new environmental understanding product of experiences with experimental deployments, or even after final deployments. An ability to trace backwards to an identified environmental assumption, and to trace forwards to find the areas of a DAS's specification that are affected by changes in environmental understanding aids in supporting this necessarily iterative RE process. This paper demonstrates how claims can be used as markers for areas of uncertainty in a DAS specification. The paper demonstrates backward tracing using claims to identify faulty environmental understanding, and forward tracing to allow generation of new behaviour in the form of policy adaptations and models for transitioning the running system.

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