Goal Models for Acceptance Requirements Analysis and Gamification Design

  • Luca PirasEmail author
  • Elda Paja
  • Paolo Giorgini
  • John Mylopoulos
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10650)


The success of software systems highly depends on user engagement. Thus, to deliver engaging systems, software has to be designed carefully taking into account Acceptance Requirements, such as “70% of users will use the system”, and the psychological factors that could influence users to use the system. Analysis can then consider mechanisms that affect these factors, such as Gamification (making a game out of system use), advertising, incentives and more.

We propose a Systematic Acceptance Requirements Analysis Framework based on Gamification for supporting the requirements engineer in analyzing and designing engaging software systems. Our framework, named Agon, encompasses both a methodology and a meta-model capturing acceptance and gamification knowledge. In this paper, we describe the Agon Meta-Model and provide examples from the gamification of a decision-making platform in the context of a European Project.


Acceptance requirements Gamification Goal modeling Requirements engineering Human behavior 



This project has received funding from the SESAR Joint Undertaking under grant agreement No. 699306 under European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.

This work was partially supported by ERC Advanced Grant 267856, titled “Lucretius: Foundations for Software Evolution.”


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luca Piras
    • 1
    Email author
  • Elda Paja
    • 1
  • Paolo Giorgini
    • 1
  • John Mylopoulos
    • 1
  1. 1.University of TrentoTrentoItaly

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