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Modern goal-oriented requirements engineering frameworks use modeling as a means of better understanding a domain, leading to an overall improvement in the quality of the requirements. Regulations and laws impose additional context and constraints on software goals and can limit the satisfaction of stakeholder needs. Organizations and software developers need modeling tools that can properly address the potential deep impact legal issues can have on the effectiveness of business strategies. In this paper, we perform a preliminary study into the development of a modeling framework able to support the analysis of legal prescriptions alongside business strategies. We demonstrate, via an example drawn from a case study of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), how models of this law can be built with the GRL modeling language and how they can be evaluated as part of the business goal models.

-- Daniel Amyot - 12 Mar 2009


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Title A Legal Perspective on Business: Modeling the Impact of Law
Authors S. Ghanavati, A. Siena, A. Perini, D. Amyot, L. Peyton, and A. Susi
Type Conference
Conference/Journal Title 4th International MCETECH Conference on e-Technologies
Volume/Number LNBIP 26
Editors G. Babin, P. Kropf, and M. Weiss
Publisher Springer
Month May
Year 2009
Pages 267-278
DOI 10.1007/978-3-642-01187-0_23
Keywords Business Modeling, Goal-oriented Requirement Language, HIPAA, Law Modeling
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