Modeling the Impact of Non-functional Requirements on Functional Requirements

  • Christophe Gnaho
  • Farida Semmak
  • Regine Laleau
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8697)


To develop quality software and systems, both functional and non-functional requirements need to be taken into account at the same level of abstraction; and must be traced throughout the development cycle. The concept of goal has been widely used and adopted to represent functional and non-functional requirements. However the issue of the impact of non-functional requirements on functional requirements has been rarely addressed. The aim of this paper is to propose a first contribution to this issue.


Non-Functional Requirements Goal-oriented requirements modelling dependencies FR-NFR 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christophe Gnaho
    • 1
    • 2
  • Farida Semmak
    • 1
  • Regine Laleau
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire Algorithmique, Complexité et LogiqueUniversité Paris EstCréteil cedexFrance
  2. 2.Université Paris DescartesParisFrance

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