A NFR-based Framework for User-Centered Adaptation

Dalpiaz, Fabiano and Serral, Estefanía and Valderas, Pedro and Giorgini, Paolo and Pelechano, Vicente (2012) A NFR-based Framework for User-Centered Adaptation. Trento : Università degli Studi di Trento.

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    Pervasive environments support users’ daily routines in an invisible and unobtrusive way. To do so, they include a technical pervasive infrastructure, which is aware of and adaptive to both the operational context and the users at hand. Non-Functional Requirements (NFRs) have been effectively used to inform decision-making in software engineering: functional alternatives are compared in terms of their contribution to NFRs satisfaction. In this work, we consider user preferences over NFRs as a key driver for the adaptation of a pervasive infrastructure. We devise a model-driven framework for building pervasive systems that maximize fitness with the context and the user. Our contributions are: (i) adaptive task models, a conceptual model to describe user routines that accounts for user preferences over NFRs; and (ii) an adaptation framework, which uses our models at runtime to guide a pervasive infrastructure in adapting its behaviour to user preferences and context.

    Item Type: Departmental Technical Report
    Department or Research center: Information Engineering and Computer Science
    Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA075 Electronic computers. Computer science
    Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA076 Computer software
    Uncontrolled Keywords: conceptual models at runtime; pervasive environments; self- adaptation; non-functional requirements
    Report Number: DISI-12-022
    Repository staff approval on: 05 Jun 2012 10:58

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