Managing System Capabilities and Requirements using Rough Set Theory

As the size and complexity of software systems increases, the reuse of independent pieces of software combined in different ways to implement complex software systems has become a widely accepted practice. . The operating system and middleware environments provide some support for representing the dependencies among software components in an explicit way. This representation can be manipulated in order to automate the deployment and configuration of new software applications. The variety of dependencies could be very large, while the complexity of inter-dependencies very high.

This paper discusses this issue in terms of Rough Set Theory. We focus on software requirements, defined as dependencies and their relative structure.

In this paper we introduce a procedure, a formalization model and an algorithm for eliminating conflicting and redundant requirements. We also define a minimal topology for large distributed applications.

By: Larisa Shwartz; Naga Ayachitula; Surendra Maheswaran; Genady Grabarnik

Published in: RC23699 in 2005


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