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Abstract. Metrics and measures have always been the subject of quite a lot of research works in the Requirements Engineering (RE) community, including about intentional models of Goal-Oriented RE (GORE) such as those of i*. However, using recent developments of the Measurement Theory, in this paper we show that the concept of Measurement Framework (MF) for soft-systems is useful for the analysis of business service systems that need long-term service agreements based on consistent measurements at all stages of their life-cycle (from inception to operation). We show that with two kinds of goals and softgoals based on MF, it is possible to improve (a) the elicitation of functional and non-functional requirements, (b) the structure of the i* models, and (c) the consistency between run-time measurements and the model-based assessments of business services at early stages of RE.

-- Daniel Amyot - 15 Feb 2012


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Title Intentional Models based on Measurement Theory
Authors A. Rifaut
Type Conference
Conference/Journal Title 5th International i* Workshop
Volume/Number Vol-766
Editors J. Castro, X. Franch, J. Mylopoulos, E. Yu
Publisher CEUR
Month August
Year 2011
Pages 144-149
Keywords Goal-oriented requirements engineering, measurement theory, measurement framework, business service, service level management, GRL, compliance
Topic revision: r1 - 15 Feb 2012 - 21:42:31 - Daniel Amyot
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