Self-Adaptive Quality Requirement Elicitation Process for Legacy Systems: A Case Study in HealthCare

Nour Ali, Alfonso Martínez-Martínez, Lorena Ayuso-Perez, Angelina Espinoza

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Legacy systems need to be continuously maintained and reengineered to improve their provision of services and improve quality attributes. An approach that promises to improve quality attributes and reduce human maintenance tasks is the self-adaptive approach, where software systems modify their own behaviour. However, there is little guidance in the literature on how to migrate to a self-adaptive system and evaluate which features should be designed/implemented with self-adaptive behaviour. In this paper, we describe a process called Self-Adaptive Quality Requirement Elicitation Process (SAQEP), a process that allows eliciting quality attribute requirements from legacy system stakeholders and specify which of these requirements can be taken account to be implemented in a self-adaptation system. The SAQEP has been applied to elicit the self-adaptive quality requirements of a legacy system in a Mexican
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC)
Place of PublicationMarrakesh
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781450344869
Publication statusPublished - 3 Apr 2017
Event2017 Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC) - Marrakesh, Morroco, 4-6 April 2017
Duration: 3 Apr 2017 → …


Conference2017 Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC)
Period3/04/17 → …


  • Self-adaptive requirements
  • self-adaptive scenario
  • quality attribute
  • quality attribute scenario
  • self-property


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