Achieving, satisficing, and excelling

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Definitions of the concepts derived from the goal concept (including functional and nonfunctional goal, hardgoal, and softgoal) used in requirements engineering are discussed, and precise (and, when appropriate, mathematical) definitions are suggested. The concept of satisficing, associated to softgoals is revisited. A softgoal is satisficed when thresholds of some precise criteria are reached. Satisficing does not cover situations in which continual improvement of thresholds is expected. The notion of excelling is suggested to cover such cases, along with the concept of disposition to represent and reason about excelling.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Conceptual Modeling - Foundations and Applications - ER 2007 Workshops CMLSA, FP-UML, ONISW, QoIS, RIGiM, SeCoGIS, Proceedings
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007
Event26th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling, ER 2007 - Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 5 Nov 20079 Nov 2007

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4802 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference26th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling, ER 2007
Country/TerritoryNew Zealand


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