A Requirements Reference Model for Model-Based Requirements Engineering in the Automotive Domain

  • Birgit Penzenstadler
  • Ernst Sikora
  • Klaus Pohl
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5512)


[Context and motivation] The use of conceptual models in automotive requirements engineering is impaired due to the lack of appropriate modelling guidelines. [Question/problem] The goal of this paper is to propose a requirements reference model that serves as the basis for defining such guidelines. [Principal ideas/results] The reference model distinguishes three abstraction layers and three content categories for requirements models. [Contribution] The reference model has been successfully applied in the REMsES project to support the development of a model-based requirements engineering approach for the automotive domain.


requirements models reference models abstraction layers 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Birgit Penzenstadler
    • 1
  • Ernst Sikora
    • 2
  • Klaus Pohl
    • 2
  1. 1.Software & Systems EngineeringTechnische Universität MünchenGermany
  2. 2.Software Systems EngineeringUniversität Duisburg-EssenGermany

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