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    • ISSN: 2301-3559
    • Frequency: Quarterly
    • DOI: 10.18178/LNSE
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Prof. Jemal Antidze
I. Vekua Scientific Institute of Applied Mathematics
Tbilisi State University, Georgia
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LNSE 2015 Vol.3(2): 125-131 IS4SN: 2301-3559
DOI: 10.7763/LNSE.2015.V3.178

Integrating the Quality Requirements into the Riva-Based Business Process Architectures Using the Synthesis of the i* and the NFR Frameworks

Yousra Odeh
Abstract—The Business Process (BP) identification is one of the fundamental and preliminary activities in the Business Process Management (BPM) in order to carry out the design of a Business Process Architecture (BPA). The Riva is a recent BPA modelling approach, which stems from the behavioral business entities. However, a Riva-based BPA lacks the explicit representation of the business Quality Requirements (QRs), which represent the desired quality attributes that constrain the identified BP operations such as security. The Non-Functional Requirements (NFR) Framework is soft Goal-Oriented (GO) approach that systematically elicits NFRs for the development of software systems. The i* framework is another GO approach that tends to understand a business organization. In this paper, a novel approach is proposed in order to integrate the QRs into a Riva BPA using the synthesis of the i* and the NFR frameworks. The work is evaluated using a pilot case study from a health care domain in Jordan. The proposed approach recovered the absence of the QRs in a Riva BPA and enriched its representation. In addition, it optimized the role of the BP identification by addressing both the operational and non-operational aspects. Finally, the generated knowledge from this synthesis is anticipated to assist and benefit the requirement engineers in eliciting the quality of the BP-driven software services.

Index Terms—The i* framework, the NFR framework, riva, business process architecture, business process management, quality requirements, quality of service.

Yousra Odeh is with the Software Engineering Research Group in the University of the West of England, Bristol, BS16 1QY, UK (e-mail: Yousra.Odeh@uwe.ac.uk, Yousra2.Odeh@live.uwe.ac.uk).


Cite: Yousra Odeh, "Integrating the Quality Requirements into the Riva-Based Business Process Architectures Using the Synthesis of the i* and the NFR Frameworks," Lecture Notes on Software Engineering vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 125-131, 2015.

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