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dc.contributor.author Abrahao Gonzales, Silvia Mara es_ES
dc.contributor.author Insfran, Emilio es_ES
dc.contributor.author González-Ladrón-de-Guevara, Fernando es_ES
dc.contributor.author Fernández-Diego, Marta es_ES
dc.contributor.author Cano-Genoves, Carlos es_ES
dc.contributor.author Pereira de Oliveira, Raphael es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-06T03:32:42Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-06T03:32:42Z
dc.date.issued 2019-12 es_ES
dc.identifier.issn 0950-5849 es_ES
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/145548
dc.description.abstract [EN] Context Several goal-oriented languages focus on modeling stakeholders' objectives, interests or wishes. However, these languages can be used for various purposes (e.g., exploring system solutions or evaluating alternatives), and there are few guidelines on how to use these models downstream to the software requirements and design artifacts. Moreover, little attention has been paid to the empirical evaluation of this kind of languages. In a previous work, we proposed value@GRL as a specialization of the Goal Requirements Language (GRL) to specify stakeholders' goals when dealing with early requirements in the context of incremental software development. Objective: This paper compares the value@GRL language with the i* language, with respect to the quality of goal models, the participants' modeling time and productivity when creating the models, and their perceptions regarding ease of use and usefulness. Method: A family of experiments was carried out with 184 students and practitioners in which the participants were asked to specify a goal model using each of the languages. The participants also filled in a questionnaire that allowed us to assess their perceptions. Results: The results of the individual experiments and the meta-analysis indicate that the quality of goal models obtained with value@GRL is higher than that of i*, but that the participants required less time to create the goal models when using i*. The results also show that the participants perceived value@GRL to be easier to use and more useful than i* in at least two experiments of the family. Conclusions: value@GRL makes it possible to obtain goal models with good quality when compared to i*, which is one of the most frequently used goal-oriented modeling languages. It can, therefore, be considered as a promising emerging approach in this area. Several insights emerged from the study and opportunities for improving both languages are outlined. es_ES
dc.description.sponsorship This work was supported by the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities (Adapt@Cloud project, grant number TIN2017-84550-R) and the Programa de Ayudas de Investigación y Desarrollo (PAID-01-17) from the Universitat Politècnica de València. es_ES
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher Elsevier es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof Information and Software Technology es_ES
dc.rights Reserva de todos los derechos es_ES
dc.subject Requirements engineering es_ES
dc.subject Goal modeling es_ES
dc.subject GRL es_ES
dc.subject I* es_ES
dc.subject Controlled experiments es_ES
dc.subject.classification LENGUAJES Y SISTEMAS INFORMATICOS es_ES
dc.subject.classification ORGANIZACION DE EMPRESAS es_ES
dc.title Assessing the effectiveness of goal-oriented modeling languages: A family of experiments es_ES
dc.type Artículo es_ES
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.infsof.2019.08.003 es_ES
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/UPV//PAID-01-17/ es_ES
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/AEI/Plan Estatal de Investigación Científica y Técnica y de Innovación 2013-2016/TIN2017-84550-R/ES/ADAPTACION DINAMICA DE SERVICIOS CLOUD CENTRADA EN EL USUARIO/ es_ES
dc.rights.accessRights Abierto es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Departamento de Sistemas Informáticos y Computación - Departament de Sistemes Informàtics i Computació es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Departamento de Organización de Empresas - Departament d'Organització d'Empreses es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Abrahao Gonzales, SM.; Insfran, E.; González-Ladrón-De-Guevara, F.; Fernández-Diego, M.; Cano-Genoves, C.; Pereira De Oliveira, R. (2019). Assessing the effectiveness of goal-oriented modeling languages: A family of experiments. Information and Software Technology. 116:1-24. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.infsof.2019.08.003 es_ES
dc.description.accrualMethod S es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion https://doi.org/10.1016/j.infsof.2019.08.003 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 1 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpfin 24 es_ES
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion es_ES
dc.description.volume 116 es_ES
dc.relation.pasarela S\394754 es_ES
dc.contributor.funder Agencia Estatal de Investigación es_ES
dc.contributor.funder Universitat Politècnica de València es_ES


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