Handling non-functional requirements in Model-Driven Development: An ongoing industrial survey

David Ameller, Xavier Franch, Cristina Gómez, João Baptista da Silva Araújo Júnior, Richard Berntsson-Svensson, Stefan Biffl, Jordi Cabot, Vittorio Cortellessa, Maya Daneva, Daniel Méndez Fernández, Ana Moreira, Henry Muccini, Antonio Vallecillo, Manuel Wimmer, Vasco Amaral, Hugo Brunelière, Loli Burgueño, Miguel Goulão, Bernhard Schätz, Sabine Teufl

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Model-Driven Development (MDD) is no longer a novel development paradigm. It has become mature from a research perspective and recent studies show its adoption in industry. Still, some issues remain a challenge. Among them, we are interested in the treatment of non-functional requirements (NFRs) in MDD processes. Very few MDD approaches have been reported to deal with NFRs (and they do it in a limited way). However, it is clear that NFRs need to be considered somehow in the final product of the MDD process. To better understand how NFRs are integrated into the existing MDD approaches, we have initiated the NFR4MDD project, a multi-national empirical study, based on interviews with companies working on MDD projects. Our project aims at surveying the state of the practice for this topic. In this paper, we summarize our research protocol and present the current status of our study. The discussion will focus on the peculiarities of our study's context and organization involving about 20 researchers from 8 European countries.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication23rd IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference, RE 2015, Ottawa, ON, Canada, August 24-28, 2015
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventIEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference - Ottawa, Canada
Duration: 24 Aug 201528 Aug 2015
Conference number: 23


ConferenceIEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference
Abbreviated titleRE 2015
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  • Computer Science, Software Engineering
  • Model driven development
  • Non-functional requirements
  • Quality requirements
  • Semi structured interviews


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