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.

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Axel Hoffmann

University of Kassel

Thomas Schulz

University of Kassel - Interdisciplinary Research Center for Information System Design (ITeG)

Holger Hoffmann

University of Kassel

Silke Jandt

University of Kassel - Interdisciplinary Research Center for Information System Design (ITeG)

Alexander Roßnagel

University of Kassel - Interdisciplinary Research Center for Information System Design (ITeG)

J. M. Leimeister

University of St. Gallen; University of Kassel - Information Systems

Date Written: 2012

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Hoffmann, Axel and Schulz, Thomas and Hoffmann, Holger and Jandt, Silke and Roßnagel, Alexander and Leimeister, Jan Marco, Towards the Use of Software Requirement Patterns for Legal Requirements (2012). 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.. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2484455 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2484455

Axel Hoffmann

University of Kassel ( email )

Fachbereich 05
Nora-Platiel-Straße 1
34109 Kassel, Hessen 34127
Germany

Thomas Schulz

University of Kassel - Interdisciplinary Research Center for Information System Design (ITeG) ( email )

Pfannkuchstraße 1
Kassel, 34121
Germany

Holger Hoffmann

University of Kassel ( email )

Fachbereich 05
Nora-Platiel-Straße 1
34109 Kassel, Hessen 34127
Germany

Silke Jandt

University of Kassel - Interdisciplinary Research Center for Information System Design (ITeG) ( email )

Pfannkuchstraße 1
Kassel, 34121
Germany

Alexander Roßnagel

University of Kassel - Interdisciplinary Research Center for Information System Design (ITeG) ( email )

Pfannkuchstraße 1
Kassel, 34121
Germany

Jan Marco Leimeister (Contact Author)

University of St. Gallen ( email )

Varnbuelstr. 14
Saint Gallen, St. Gallen CH-9000
Switzerland

University of Kassel - Information Systems ( email )

Nora-Platiel 4
Kassel, 34127
Germany

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