Proceedings Fourth International Conference on Requirements Engineering. ICRE 2000. (Cat. No.98TB100219)

19-23 June 2000

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  • Proceedings Fourth International Conference on Requirements Engineering. ICRE 2000. (Cat. No.98TB100219)

    Publication Year: 2000
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  • Requirements-related risks in critical systems

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s): 3
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    Summary form only given, as follows. This talk considers some of the roles that requirements engineering plays in computer system development, with particular emphasis on systems with critical requirements such as security, reliability, safety, and survivability. The RISKS archives are littered with cases attributable to requirements problems that propagate throughout development, from which many ... View full abstract»

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  • Z specifications meet Mathematica for exploratory prototyping

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    In order for formal methods to achieve widespread acceptance, associated tools must become more accessible to the average user. This work describes ZEM (Z Embedded in Mathematica), a new tool supporting the major phases of the requirements analysis life cycle. ZEM is best described as an animator for Z specifications with a theorem proving component. The overall goal in its design has been twofold... View full abstract»

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  • Why is it so difficult to introduce requirements engineering research results into mainstream requirements engineering practice?

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):67 - 68
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  • Why is it so easy to introduce requirements engineering technology transfer panels into mainstream practice?

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):69 - 70
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    This position paper has summarized conclusions reached by prior panels and has suggested moving on. One suggested focus is attention to the network of research dependencies that must be in place for us to succeed. A second focus is the need for a close working relationship between business and systems concerns. View full abstract»

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  • Transferring research results in requirements to practice: obstacles and incentives

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):71 - 72
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    Described here are three obstacles to more widespread use of formal techniques in software development and three significant benefits that result from using formal techniques to describe and analyze requirements. Major obstacles to the adoption of formal techniques in practical software development are 1) the lack of standard languages for specifying systemand software requirements, 2) the lack of... View full abstract»

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  • Is there a gap between RE research and RE practice ?

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):73 - 74
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  • What do you mean I've been practicing without a license? Certification & licensing of requirements engineering professionals

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s): 151
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  • What do you mean I'm practicing without a license? certification and licensing of requirements engineering professionals

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s): 152
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  • Certitude and rectitude

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s): 153
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    There is a fundamental difference between certification (which is intended to give you the feeling that someone or something is doing the right thing) and correctness (for which you hopefully have some well-founded reason to believe that someone or something is doing the right thing - with respect to appropriate definitions of what is right). Certification is typically nowhere near enough; correct... View full abstract»

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  • Two positions on licensing

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):154 - 155
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  • A reference model for requirements and specifications - extended abstract

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    Summary form only given. The article proposes a simple abstraction of the artifacts and activities of software development (C.A. Gunter et al., 2000). Its purpose is to serve as a framework for discussion and comparison in software engineering, just as the ISO 7-Layer Reference Model has served in the networking area. The reference model is a more complete and formal treatment of some earlier work... View full abstract»

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  • Author index

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s): 197
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  • A lightweight approach to consistency of scenarios and class models

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):49 - 58
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    Today, object-oriented requirements specifications typically combine a scenario (or use case) model and a class model for expressing functional requirements. With any such combination, the problem of consistency between these two models arises. We present a lightweight approach to consistency between a scenario model and a class model. We assume semi-formal, loosely coupled models that are complem... View full abstract»

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  • Lightweight validation of natural language requirements: a case study

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):140 - 148
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    The authors report on their experiences of using lightweight formal methods for the partial validation of natural language (NL) requirements documents. They describe a case study based on part of NASA's specification of the Node Control Software of the International Space Station, and apply to it their method of checking properties on models obtained by shallow parsing of natural language requirem... View full abstract»

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  • Prioritising scenario evolution

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):85 - 94
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    Use cases are currently used in requirement elicitation and analysis. They describe in natural language the complete functionality of a proposed system. In most projects, the amount of detail put into eliciting and documenting a use case is usually dependent on the time and resources available. Seldom is there enough time to fully expand all the scenarios in the use cases. Thus, only a small numbe... View full abstract»

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  • A framework for multi-notation requirements specification and analysis

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):39 - 48
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    Many organizations desire the convenience of using multiple notations within a requirements specification. Rather than using separate tools for each notation, we advocate combining the parts semantically for tool-based analysis. We describe a framework for integrating notations from four distinct categories, namely “models”, “events”, “actions, and “expressions&... View full abstract»

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  • Enhancing requirements and change management through process modelling and measurement

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):106 - 115
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    We present a methodology that aims at improving the effectiveness of requirements management in software development and maintenance. In particular, we address quantitative assessment of the impact of requirements changes, and quantitative estimation of costs of the development activities that must be carried out to accomplish those changes. Our approach is based on enhanced traceability and proce... View full abstract»

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  • Essential and incidental complexity in requirements models

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):130 - 139
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    A deep understanding of the complexity of the requirements model and its dynamics is critical in improving requirements engineering process management. Findings from an action research study an insightful explanation of how the complexity of the requirements model evolves over time. We argue that there are two different types of complexity of the model: the essential and incidental complexities. T... View full abstract»

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  • Mapping requirements to reusable components using Design Spaces

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):159 - 167
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    A consistent implementation of component based reuse bears several implications for the design of the software development process. For instance, requirements engineering has to be tailored to particularly elicit information necessary for selecting and configuring appropriate components. Besides sketching our approach to component based system development, the paper shows how Design Spaces can be ... View full abstract»

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  • The requirement set

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    Three tools are proposed to assist requirement engineers in improving the overall quality of the requirement set. The Requirement Allocation Activity (RAA) is the activity that delegates the responsibility of requirement development to the appropriate organization. The multi-dimensional Requirement Cube Model (RCM) is a tool that organizes and aligns all requirements to the corporate structure ens... View full abstract»

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  • Requirements documentation: why a formal basis is essential

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):81 - 82
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  • Requirements engineering: what have we accomplished? where are we now? where are we going?

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s): 195
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  • Process modeling for object oriented analysis using BORM Object Behavioral Analysis

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):7 - 16
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    BORM Object Behavior Analysis (BOBA) is a first stage in a process of object modeling which has proved successful in a wide number of applications. This paper discusses this method and describes a simple application. One advantage of BOBA is the small number of concepts required combined with considerable expressiveness. In this way, BOBA is in the tradition established over the past few years by ... View full abstract»

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  • On the challenges of business modeling in large-scale reengineering projects

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):17 - 26
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    Modeling existing and future business processes is crucial to the outcome of large-scale reengineering projects. The use of parameterized or standard components does not render business models redundant, but shifts the modeling focus even more from technical aspects to the real-world business processes. In current reengineering projects, however, there is often a lack of coordination of modeling a... View full abstract»

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