A Semi-Automated Approach for the Co-Refinement of Requirements and Architecture Models

Dominique Blouin, Matthias Barkowski (Lead Author), Melanie Schneider (Lead Author), Holger Giese, Johannes Dyck, Etienne Borde, Dalila Tamzalit, Joost Noppen

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Requirements and architecture specifications are strongly related as the second provides a solution to a problem stated by the first. This coupling is typically realized by traceability links and maintaining such links becomes extremely difficult as both requirements and architecture specifications frequently evolve, and in particular when the architecture is refined providing an increasing level of details. In such case, not only the traceability must evolve but the requirements must be refined as well. We present a novel semi-automated approach to evolve non-functional requirements and their traceability links following system's architecture refinement in the context of design space exploration and automated code generation. The approach has been prototyped for AADL models refined with the RAMSES tool and for model transformations implemented as Story Diagrams.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2 Oct 2017
Event2017 IEEE 25th International Requirements Engineering Conference Workshops (REW) -
Duration: 4 Sep 20178 Sep 2017


Conference2017 IEEE 25th International Requirements Engineering Conference Workshops (REW)

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