Towards the Use of Software Requirement Patterns for Legal Requirements
Hoffmann, A.; Schulz, T.; Hoffmann, H.; Jandt, S.; Roßnagel, A. & Leimeister, J. (2012): Towards the Use of Software Requirement Patterns for Legal Requirements. In: 2nd International Requirements Engineering Efficiency Workshop (REEW) 2012 at REFSQ 2012, Essen, Germany.
13 Pages Posted: 22 Aug 2014
Date Written: 2012
Laws and regulations play an increasingly important role for requirements engineering and system development. The challenge of interpreting the law to elicit legal requirements for a novel application calls for legal expertise. In this paper, we investigate if the effort of compiling a list of legal software requirements can be reduced by reusing recurring legal requirements. Therefore, we collected legal requirements that are stable concerning changes due to their origin in fundamental, higher-ranked laws, and derived software requirement patterns from them. This paper contributes by presenting those software requirement patterns consisting of the name, the goal and the pre-defined requirement template. We argue that under certain circumstances they can be used as a lightweight approach to specify legal requirements in system development projects and hence reduce the need for legal advice.
Keywords: Software Requirement Patterns, Requirements Reuse, Legal Requirements, Laws, Regulations
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