A Sustainability Requirements Catalog for the Social and Technical Dimensions

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Sustainability poses key challenges in software development for its complexity. Our goal is to contribute with a reusable sustainability software requirements catalog. We started by performing a systematic mapping to elicit and extract sustainability-related properties, and synthesized the results in feature models. Next we used iStar to model a more expressive configurable catalog with the collected data, and implemented a tool with several operations on the sustainability catalog. The sustainability catalog was qualitatively evaluated regarding its readability, interest, utility, and usefulness by 50 participants from the domain. The results were encouraging, showing that, on average, 79% of the respondents found the catalog “Good” or “Very Good” in endorsing the quality criteria evaluated. This paper discusses the social and technical dimensions of the sustainability catalog.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConceptual Modeling - 40th International Conference, ER 2021, Proceedings
EditorsAditya Ghose, Jennifer Horkoff, Vítor E. Silva Souza, Jeffrey Parsons, Joerg Evermann
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-89022-3
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-89021-6
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event40th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling, ER 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 18 Oct 202121 Oct 2021

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume13011 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference40th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling, ER 2021
CityVirtual, Online


  • Goal modeling
  • Non-functional requirements
  • Sustainability requirements catalog
  • Sustainability requirements modeling


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