Nonfunctional requirements: from elicitation to conceptual models

  title={Nonfunctional requirements: from elicitation to conceptual models},
  author={Luiz Marcio Cysneiros and Julio Cesar Sampaio do Prado Leite},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering},
Nonfunctional requirements (NFRs) have been frequently neglected or forgotten in software design. They have been presented as a second or even third class type of requirement, frequently hidden inside notes. We tackle this problem by treating NFRs as first class requirements. We present a process to elicit NFRs, analyze their interdependencies, and trace them to functional conceptual models. We focus our attention on conceptual models expressed using UML (Unified Modeling Language). Extensions… CONTINUE READING
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