Handling Non-functional Requirements in Model-Driven Development: An Ongoing Industrial Survey
Paper i proceeding, 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.


Quality Requirements


Non-Functional Requirements


Computer Science

Empirical Study

Semi-Structured Interviews

Model-Driven Development


D. Ameller

Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya

X. Franch

Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya

C. Gomez

Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya

J. Araujo

Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Richard Berntsson Svensson

Göteborgs universitet

S. Biffl

Technische Universitat Wien

J. Cabot

Institucio Catalana de Recerca I Estudis Avancats

V. Cortellessa

Universita degli Studi dell'Aquila

M. Daneva

University of Twente

D. M. Fernandez

Technische Universitat Munchen

A. Moreira

Universidade Nova de Lisboa

H. Muccini

Universita degli Studi dell'Aquila

A. Vallecillo

Universidad de Malaga

M. Wimmer

Technische Universitat Wien

V. Amaral

Universidade Nova de Lisboa

H. Bruneliere

Laboratoire d'Informatique de Nantes-Atlantique

L. Burgueno

Universidad de Malaga

M. Goulao

Universidade Nova de Lisboa

B. Schatz

Fortiss GmbH

S. Teufl

Fortiss GmbH

2015 IEEE 23rd International Requirements Engineering Conference (Re)



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