Using aspects to model volatile concerns

Ana Moreira, João Araújo, Jon Whittle, Miguel Goulão

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A rapidly changing market leads to software systems with highly volatile requirements. In many cases, new demands in software can often be met by extending the functionality of systems already in operation. By modularizing volatile requirements that can be altered at the client's initiative or according to market demands, we can build a stepping-stone for management of requirements change. The volatility must be managed in a way that reduces the time and costs associated with updating a system to meet the new requirements. In this chapter, we present an approach for handling volatile concerns during early life cycle software modeling. The key insight is that techniques for aspect-oriented software development can be applied to modularize volatility and to weave volatile concerns into the base software artifacts.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAspect-Oriented Requirements Engineering
PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd.
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9783642386404
ISBN (Print)3642386393, 9783642386398
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2013
Externally publishedYes

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