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A pattern language for goals

Cook, S., Boness, K., Bartsch, M., Harrison, R. and Wernick, P. (2005) A pattern language for goals. In: REDECS 2005, The Requirements Engineering Decision Support Workshop ... in conjunction with the 13th IEEE Requirements Engineering Conference, 29 Aug 2005, Paris, France, pp. 7-14. (Unpublished)

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Previous work has established the value of goal-oriented approaches to requirements engineering. Achieving clarity and agreement about stakeholders’ goals and assumptions is critical for building successful software systems and managing their subsequent evolution. In general, this decision-making process requires stakeholders to understand the implications of decisions outside the domains of their own expertise. Hence it is important to support goal negotiation and decision making with description languages that are both precise and expressive, yet easy to grasp. This paper presents work in progress to develop a pattern language for describing goal refinement graphs. The language has a simple graphical notation, which is supported by a prototype editor tool, and a symbolic notation based on modal logic.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions:Science > School of Mathematical, Physical and Computational Sciences > Department of Computer Science
ID Code:6106
Uncontrolled Keywords:goal, language, pattern

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