A Method Based on AHP to Define the Quality Model of QuEF

  • M. Espinilla
  • F. J. Domínguez-Mayo
  • M. J. Escalona
  • M. Mejías
  • M. Ross
  • G. Staples
Part of the Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 123)

Abstract

QuEF is a framework to analyze and evaluate the quality of approaches based on Model-Driven Web Engineering (MDWE). In this framework, the evaluation of an approach is calculated in terms of a set of information needs and a set of quality characteristics. The information needs are requirements demanded by users of approaches. On the other hand, the quality characteristics are specific aspects that the approaches provide to their users. In these lines, there is a gap in the importance of each quality characteristic in the QuEF and the degree of coverage of each information need regarding the quality characteristics. In this contribution, we propose a method to define the Quality Model within QuEF. This method is based on the Analytic Hierarchy Process in order to establish the importance of the quality characteristics and the degree of coverage of each requirement of the information needs regarding the set of quality characteristics. Furthermore, a software application that develops the proposed method is presented.

Keywords

Model-Driven Web Engineering Quality Assurance Analytic Hierarchy Process Information Needs Quality Characteristics 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Espinilla
    • 1
  • F. J. Domínguez-Mayo
    • 2
  • M. J. Escalona
    • 2
  • M. Mejías
    • 2
  • M. Ross
    • 3
    • 4
  • G. Staples
    • 4
  1. 1.University of JaénJaénSpain
  2. 2.University of SevilleSevilleSpain
  3. 3.Southampton Solent UniversityHampshireUK
  4. 4.British Computer Society (BCS)UK

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