A Systematic Literature Review of Requirements Modeling and Analysis for Self-adaptive Systems

  • Zhuoqun Yang
  • Zhi Li
  • Zhi Jin
  • Yunchuan Chen
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8396)


[Context and motivation] Over the last decade, researchers and engineers have developed a vast body of methodologies and technologies in requirements engineering for self-adaptive systems. Although existing studies have explored various aspects of this topic, few of them have categorized and evaluated these areas of research in requirements modeling and analysis. [Question/Problem] This review aims to investigate what modeling methods, RE activities, requirements quality attributes, application domains and research topics have been studied and how well these studies have been conveyed. [Principal ideas/results] We conduct a systematic literature review to answer the research questions by searching relevant studies, appraising the quality of these studies and extracting available data. The results are derived by synthesizing the extracted data with statistical methods. [Contributions] This paper provides an updated review of the research literature, enabling researchers and practitioners to better understand the research trends in these areas and identify research gaps which need to be further studied.


systematic literature review self-adaptive systems modeling method RE activity requirements quality attribute 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhuoqun Yang
    • 1
  • Zhi Li
    • 2
    • 3
  • Zhi Jin
    • 3
  • Yunchuan Chen
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Mathematics, Academy of Maths and Syst. Sci.Chinese Academy of SciencesBeijingP.R. China
  2. 2.Software Engineering Dept., College of Computer Science and Information TechnologyGuangxi Normal UniversityGuilinP.R. China
  3. 3.Key Laboratory of High Confidence Software Technologies (MoE)Peking University, Ministry of EducationBeijingP.R. China

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