Aspect-Oriented Requirements Engineering - A Systematic Mapping

Paulo Afonso Parreira Junior, Rosângela Aparecida Dellosso Penteado


Background: Aspect-Oriented Requirements Engineering (AORE) is a research field that provides the most appropriate strategies for identification, modularization and composition of crosscutting concerns. Several AORE approaches have been developed recently, although with different features, strengths and limitations. Goals: the aim of this paper is threefold: i) cataloguing existing AORE approaches based on the activities encompassed by them; ii) describing what types of techniques have been used for concern identification and classification – a bottleneck activity; and iii) identifying which are the most used means of publication of AORE-based studies and how it has been the progress of these studies over the years. Results: we have selected and analyzed 60 papers and among them, we identified 38 AORE distinct approaches. Some interesting obtained results were: i) few approaches lead to Conflict Identification and Resolution, an activity responsible for discovering and treating the mutual influence between different concerns existing in a software; ii) the most of 60 studies consist of presenting new AORE approaches or extensions of previous approaches - therefore, there is a lack of evaluation studies about already existing approaches; iii) few studies have been published in journals, what can be a consequence of the item (ii).


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Afonso Parreira Junior P. and Aparecida Dellosso Penteado R. (2014). Aspect-Oriented Requirements Engineering - A Systematic Mapping . In Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-758-028-4, pages 83-95. DOI: 10.5220/0004899200830095

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author={Paulo Afonso Parreira Junior and Rosângela Aparecida Dellosso Penteado},
title={Aspect-Oriented Requirements Engineering - A Systematic Mapping},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS,},

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JO - Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 2: ICEIS,
TI - Aspect-Oriented Requirements Engineering - A Systematic Mapping
SN - 978-989-758-028-4
AU - Afonso Parreira Junior P.
AU - Aparecida Dellosso Penteado R.
PY - 2014
SP - 83
EP - 95
DO - 10.5220/0004899200830095