Measuring Complexity and Completeness of KAOS Goal Models

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KAOS is one of the most well-known goal-oriented requirements engineering approaches. Nevertheless, building large KAOS models sometimes results in incomplete and/or complex requirements models that are difficult to understand and maintain. These shortcomings often lead to an increase in costs of product development and evolution. Therefore, for large-scale systems, the ability to manage the complexity and completeness of KAOS models is essential. In this paper, we propose a metrics suite for supporting the quantitative assessment of KAOS models complexity and completeness, in order to support their early identification. We apply the metrics to an example taken from a health club system specification.
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Title of host publicationInternational Workshop on Empirical Requirements Engineering (EmpiRE)
Pages29 - 32
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4577-1076-6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011
EventInternational Workshop on Empirical Requirements Engineering (EmpiRE 2011) -
Duration: 1 Jan 2011 → …


ConferenceInternational Workshop on Empirical Requirements Engineering (EmpiRE 2011)
Period1/01/11 → …

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