Formal Attribute Specification Template To Elicit Accurate Automotive Requirements
Due to complexity of customer’s requirements and drastic technological changes, today’s development of
automotive product is becoming complex and requires intensive knowledge and information. The accurate knowledge and
information focusing on products and processes are crucially required to avoid mismatch information that affect the
production of products that meet customer’s requirements. Unfortunately, the current approach of eliciting knowledge and
information that describes the common attributes of automotive products is problematic as it lacks formalism of automotive
products. In this study, we propose the use of ontology to represent the knowledge of automotive products. This paper
presents an approach to describe the common attributes of automotive products using a Formal Attribution Specification
Template (FAST). The attributes identified by FAST is a formal attributes that can be used to develop ontology. The formal
attributes are expressed in terms of its mereological and topological structure and it involves with one or more processes.
Our study shows that FAST is efficient and useful for describing automotive attributes, which can improve the elicitation of
accurate automotive requirements and provides the design rationale of ontology.
Keywords - Formal Attributes, Automotive Products, Requirements Elicitation.