A Method to Develop Feasible Requirements for Java Mobile Code Application

Haruhiko KAIYA  Kouta SASAKI  Kenji KAIJIRI  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Information and Systems   Vol.E87-D   No.4   pp.811-821
Publication Date: 2004/04/01
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Print ISSN: 0916-8532
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Knowledge-Based Software Engineering)
Category: Requirement Engineering
Keyword: 
goal oriented requirements analysis,  anti-requirements,  security policy,  access control,  Java mobile codes,  

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Summary: 
We propose a method for analyzing trade-off between an environment where a Java mobile code application is running and requirements for the application. In particular, we focus on the security-related problems that originate in low-level security policy of the code-centric style of the access control in Java runtime. As the result of this method, we get feasible requirements with respect to security issues of mobile codes. This method will help requirements analysts to compromise the differences between customers' goals and realizable solutions. Customers will agree to the results of the analysis by this method because they can clearly trace the reasons why some goals are achieved but others are not. We can clarify which functions can be performed under the environment systematically. We also clarify which functions in mobile codes are needed so as to meet the goals of users by goal oriented requirements analysis(GORA). By comparing functions derived from the environment and functions from the goals, we can find conflicts between the environments and the goals, and also find vagueness of the requirements. By resolving the conflicts and by clarifying the vagueness, we can develop bases for the requirements specification.