Semantic-based aspect interaction detection with goal models (position paper)

Gunter Mussbacher, Daniel Amyot, Jon Whittle

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Detecting undesired interactions in aspect-oriented models is closely related to detecting undesired feature interactions. Aspect interactions can be broadly categorized into syntactic interactions, which can be discovered by analysis based on syntax, and semantic interactions, which require an interpretation of the meaning of models. Semantic interactions are very hard to detect and at the same time often require significant rethinking or remodeling of the aspects. We argue that more research is needed to effectively deal with semantic interactions in aspectual models and that goal models are a suitable candidate to reason about these interactions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFeature Interactions in Software and Communication Systems X
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Feature Interactions in Telecommunications and Software Systems - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 11 Jun 200912 Jun 2009
Conference number: 10th


ConferenceInternational Conference on Feature Interactions in Telecommunications and Software Systems
Abbreviated titleICFI 2009


  • Aspect-Oriented Modeling
  • Goal Models
  • Scenario Models
  • Semantic-Based Feature Interactions
  • User Requirements Notation

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