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A UML profile to support requirements engineering with KAOS

Heaven, W. & Finkelstein, A. ORCID: 0000-0003-2167-9844 (2004). A UML profile to support requirements engineering with KAOS. IEE Proceedings: Software, 151(1), pp. 10-27. doi: 10.1049/ip-sen:20040297


One of the most important approaches to requirements engineering of the last ten years is the KAOS model. The authors introduce a profile that allows the KAOS model to be represented in the UML. The paper includes an informal presentation of the profile together with a full account of the new stereotypes and tags. They also outline an integration of requirements models with lower level design models in the UML, leading to a uniform and comprehensive specification document. A UML profile can increase the usefulness of KAOS. A method can be truly successful only if a large number of professionals are sufficiently convinced of its potential to use it in industrial cases. Use of the UML to support requirements engineering with KAOS may help achieve this end.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This paper is a postprint of a paper submitted to and accepted for publication in IEE Proceedings:Software and is subject to IEE Copyright. The copy of record is available at IEE Digital Library.
Publisher Keywords: specification languages; system documentation; formal specification
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Departments: Presidents's Portfolio
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