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Comparing the comprehensibility of requirements models expressed in Use Case and Tropos: Results from a family of experiments

Irit Hadar, Iris Reinhartz-Berger, Tsvi Kuflik, Anna Perini, Filippo Ricca, Angelo Susi
2013 Information and Software Technology  
This experimental evaluation has been conducted within a family of controlled experiments aiming at comparing the comprehensibility of Use Case and Tropos requirements models.  ...  In particular, in this paper we compare the comprehensibility of requirements models expressed in two visual modeling languages: Use Case, which is scenario-based, and Tropos, which exploits goal-oriented  ...  modeling languages, Use Case (UC) and Tropos, from a requirements analysts' perspective.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.infsof.2013.05.003 fatcat:xkyefalqzzgxbieyjkwvuqjkf4

Do UML object diagrams affect design comprehensibility? Results from a family of four controlled experiments

Marco Torchiano, Giuseppe Scanniello, Filippo Ricca, Gianna Reggio, Maurizio Leotta
2017 Journal of Visual Languages and Computing  
Method : We have conducted a family of four controlled experiments. We involved groups of bachelor and master students.  ...  Results: Results suggest that the use of object diagrams does not always introduce significant benefits in terms of design comprehensibility.  ...  Acknowledgments The authors would like to thank all the participants in the experiments of our family.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jvlc.2017.06.002 fatcat:ftwudbvepfch5ps6ynzprr6tqa

Agent/goal Orientation versus Object Orientation for Requirements Engineering: A Practical Evaluation Using an Exemplar

Luiz Márcio Cysneiros Filho, Vera Werneck, Juliana Amaral, Eric S. K. Yu
2005 Workshop em Engenharia de Requisitos  
That is the main goal of this paper. We use an exemplar proposed in 2001 by Yu and Cysneiros [1] to evaluate both agent/goal orientation and object orientation.  ...  A practical approach that uses a well defined and complex problem producing specifications using agent/goal orientation and object orientation could guide us to understand better the strengths and weaknesses  ...  Tropos: Tropos uses softgoals to model desired properties of the system from the earliest stages of requirements analysis.  ... 
dblp:conf/wer/FilhoWAY05 fatcat:xno2roxyfve7tnq6syqyvwgwqa

An empirical study on the efficiency of graphical vs. textual representations in requirements comprehension

Zohreh Sharafi, Alessandro Marchetto, Angelo Susi, Giuliano Antoniol, Yann-Gaal Gueheneuc
2013 2013 21st International Conference on Program Comprehension (ICPC)  
However, few empirical studies investigated the efficiency of graphical representations vs. textual ones in modelling and presenting software requirements.  ...  ) and subsequently this hierarchical structure helps developers to ease the difficulty of model comprehension tasks.  ...  This work has been partially supported by the NSERC Research Chairs on Software Cost-effective Change, Evolution and on Software Patterns and Patterns of Software, and by Fonds de recherche du Québec (  ... 
doi:10.1109/icpc.2013.6613831 dblp:conf/iwpc/SharafiMSAG13 fatcat:ycv5mmfvibeknoiu54mradc5ze

Evaluating Methodologies: A Requirements Engineering Approach Through the Use of an Exemplar

Luiz Marcio Cysneiros, Vera Werneck, Eric S. K. Yu
2004 Workshop em Engenharia de Requisitos  
In order to evaluate and compare these methods in depth, we proposed the use of a common exemplar -a detailed application setting within which each of the methodologies will be worked out.  ...  The evaluation method emphasizes a requirements engineering perspective. In this paper we show how to apply this exemplar to evaluate three agent-oriented methodologies.  ...  We believe this exemplar could become a standard to be used by most of the methodologies allowing not only for them to benefit from a strong test case, but also by providing a common base for evaluation  ... 
dblp:conf/wer/CysneirosWY04 fatcat:auikspmnazcqzdb4kpja4mnssy

Agent-Oriented Software Engineering Methodologies: Analysis and Future Directions

Reem Abdalla, Alok Mishra, Saikou Diallo
2021 Complexity  
, and a case study evaluation method.  ...  One of the moves towards compensating for this issue is to compile various available methodologies, ones that are comparable to the evolution of the unified modeling language (UML) in the domain of object-oriented  ...  Acknowledgments e authors would like to thank the Molde University College-Specialized University in Logistics, Norway, for the support of the open access fund.  ... 
doi:10.1155/2021/1629419 fatcat:oe75wz7utjdzzaemp2ica2c6oe

Balancing Business Perspectives in Requirements Analysis [chapter]

Alberto Siena, Alessio Bonetti, Paolo Giorgini
2010 Communications in Computer and Information Science  
In this paper, we propose a novel conceptual framework for requirements modelling and validation, based on economic and business strategy theory.  ...  Capturing its requirements is a complex task as it have to deal with a variety of different and potentially conflicting needs.  ...  We have reported the use of the framework in our experience with a transport company, trying to evaluate the results by comparing different scenarios and estimating the effectiveness gained in gathering  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-14819-4_4 fatcat:dvjvbxco2zg37fcy7w6a3dszhq

Templates for textual use cases of software product lines: results from a systematic mapping study and a controlled experiment

Ismayle S Santos, Rossana MC Andrade, Pedro A Santos Neto
2015 Journal of Software Engineering Research and Development  
Secondly, this work presents an evaluation of the comprehensibility of SPL use cases specified in these templates through a controlled experiment with 48 volunteers.  ...  The results of this experiment show that the specification of variabilities in the steps' numeric identifiers of the textual use cases is better to the use case understanding than the other approaches  ...  Hadar et al. (2010) presented an empirical study that compares the understanding of the requirements model expressed in two requirements modeling methods (Use Cases and Tropos).  ... 
doi:10.1186/s40411-015-0020-3 fatcat:eizl26g3ezffdjr4dql675omfq

Evaluating ADELFE Methodology in the Requirements Identification

Vera Werneck, A. Y. Kano, Luiz Marcio Cysneiros
2007 Workshop em Engenharia de Requisitos  
This evaluation aims at analysing the strengths and weaknesses of ADELFE through the methodologies questions proposed in the exemplar.  ...  The increasing use of multi-agent systems brings challenges that have not been studied yet, such as how should we adapt requirements elicitation to cope with agent properties like autonomy, sociability  ...  and uses it in the evaluation of GAIA, Adept and Desire methodologies using a auction case study.  ... 
dblp:conf/wer/WerneckKC07 fatcat:tymo5d52fnayfgx72237p4uoqy

Model Comprehension for Security Risk Assessment: An Empirical Comparison of Tabular vs. Graphical Representations

Katsiaryna Labunets, Fabio Massacci, Sabrina Marczak
2017 Social Science Research Network  
The experimental results show that tabular risk models are more effective than the graphical ones with respect to simple comprehension tasks and in some cases are more effective for complex comprehension  ...  In this paper we report the results of two studies performed in two countries with 69 and 83 participants respectively, in which we assessed the effectiveness of tabular and graphical representations with  ...  Further, neither ISSRM nor Secure Tropos provide a comprehensive onediagram models that provides a global picture of security risk assessment results and that can be compared to a single table summarizing  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.2906745 fatcat:hmy4aoikufbe7icgjsuibps3a4

Model comprehension for security risk assessment: an empirical comparison of tabular vs. graphical representations

Katsiaryna Labunets, Fabio Massacci, Federica Paci, Sabrina Marczak, Flávio Moreira de Oliveira
2017 Empirical Software Engineering  
The experimental results show that tabular risk models are more effective than the graphical ones with respect to simple comprehension tasks and in some cases are more effective for complex comprehension  ...  In this paper we report the results of two studies performed in two countries with 69 and 83 participants respectively, in which we assessed the effectiveness of tabular and graphical representations with  ...  Further, neither ISSRM nor Secure Tropos provide a comprehensive onediagram models that provides a global picture of security risk assessment results and that can be compared to a single table summarizing  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10664-017-9502-8 fatcat:hsi7hykrnvcibnav53enqbyvy4

Learning processes in municipal broadband projects: An absorptive capacity perspective

Angsana A. Techatassanasoontorn, Andrea H. Tapia, Alison Powell
2010 Telecommunications Policy  
change of Wi-Fi mesh technology and the limited experience in Wi-Fi deployment in the industry requires a city to try out knowledge learned from the industry, evaluate the performance, and readjust their  ...  could deliver a comprehensive managed-services offering with all of the elements they needed.Siemens' venture capital investment in Tropos Networks in September 2005 also played a role in the decision  ...  and another staff in the IS department left the city to join Earthlink.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.telpol.2010.06.001 fatcat:ir5wlcvkoffoxoincyzbwf6rl4

Evaluating MaSE Methodology in the Requirements Identification

R.C.S. Sousa, A.L.F. da Cunha, R.F.A. Martins, V.M.B. Werneck, L.M. Cysneiros
2009 2009 33rd Annual IEEE Software Engineering Workshop  
This evaluation aims at analysing the strengths and weaknesses of ADELFE through the methodologies questions proposed in the exemplar.  ...  The increasing use of multi-agent systems brings challenges that have not been studied yet, such as how should we adapt requirements elicitation to cope with agent properties like autonomy, sociability  ...  and uses it in the evaluation of GAIA, Adept and Desire methodologies using a auction case study.  ... 
doi:10.1109/sew.2009.21 dblp:conf/sew/SousaCMWC09 fatcat:hdyjxzsjxfbdzbenl44sp6egte

Elicitation of situated values: need for tools to help stakeholders and designers to reflect and communicate

Alina Pommeranz, Christian Detweiler, Pascal Wiggers, Catholijn Jonker
2011 Ethics and Information Technology  
We conducted an exploratory user study in which we compared the suitability of methods used in social sciences for (1) eliciting situated values, (2) supporting people's expressions of values and (3) being  ...  Based on the outcomes we propose a design for a value elicitation tool that consists of a mobile application used by stakeholders for data collection and in-situ self-reflection, and a website used collaboratively  ...  Open Access This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial License which permits any noncommercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10676-011-9282-6 fatcat:ei652bzotvdonkegs2w2fhwnf4

Incorporating Goal Analysis in Database Design: A Case Study from Biological Data Management

Lei Jiang, T. Topaloglou, A. Borgida, J. Mylopoulos
2006 14th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE'06)  
We apply the techniques of early requirements analysis to produce a goal model of the problem domain.  ...  Moreover, the goal-oriented analysis supports the systematic examination of the space of design alternatives, and better explains what the output of the design process (a conceptual schema) really means  ...  with gene expression data (0) generated from gene expression experiments using microarrays 4 .  ... 
doi:10.1109/re.2006.33 dblp:conf/re/JiangTBM06 fatcat:qdzyy2fgr5foxcsu3jiznfjpcy
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