Handling Non-functional Requirements in Model-Driven Development: An Ongoing Industrial Survey
Paper in proceedings, 2015

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.


Computer Science

Empirical Study

Model-Driven Development

Quality Requirements

Non-Functional Requirements


Semi-Structured Interviews



D. Ameller

Polytechnic University of Catalonia

X. Franch

Polytechnic University of Catalonia

C. Gomez

Polytechnic University of Catalonia

J. Araujo

Nova University of Lisbon

Richard Berntsson Svensson

University of Gothenburg

S. Biffl

Vienna University of Technology

J. Cabot

Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies

V. Cortellessa

University of L'Aquila

M. Daneva

University of Twente

D. M. Fernandez

Technical University of Munich

A. Moreira

Nova University of Lisbon

H. Muccini

University of L'Aquila

A. Vallecillo

University of Malaga

M. Wimmer

Vienna University of Technology

V. Amaral

Nova University of Lisbon

H. Bruneliere

Laboratoire d'Informatique de Nantes-Atlantique

L. Burgueno

University of Malaga

M. Goulao

Nova University of Lisbon

B. Schatz

Fortiss GmbH

S. Teufl

Fortiss GmbH

2015 IEEE 23rd International Requirements Engineering Conference (Re)


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Information and Communication Technology

Subject Categories

Software Engineering





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