Proceedings Fifth IEEE International Symposium on Requirements Engineering

27-31 Aug. 2001

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  • Proceedings Fifth IEEE International Symposium on Requirements Engineering

    Publication Year: 2001
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  • Where are we on the "fend off the alligators - drain the swamp" continuum?

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s): 266
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    Summary form only given, as follows. Over the past ten years, we have seen many useful developments in software specification tools, languages, processes, and practices as well as the creation of a number of excellent requirements management tools. Numerous books and articles have been produced on requirements elicitation and development. We have leamed to explicitly specify complex synchronous an... View full abstract»

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  • What happens with good requirements practices

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s): 268
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    Summary form only given, as follows. We??ve heard of the problems with bad requirements. We all have horror stories about the things that go wrong, the cost overruns, the schedule slips, the lost opportunities. What happens when you do it right. Some companies and government organizations are making requirement process changes and seeing some wonderful results. We will look at what has been done a... View full abstract»

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  • Requirements management at NASA

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s): 275
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    Summary form only given, as follows. Requirements have always been acknowledged as the backbone of any system. However, in many past development efforts, requirements were paid little heed. At NASA, in recent years, the hue and cry for project development has been "Faster, Better, Cheaper and Safer." This has impacted the way we develop software; it has increased the risks to quality, safety and r... View full abstract»

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  • Systems engineering at the enterprise level

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s): 276
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    Summary form only given, as follows. The principles of systems and software engineering can be re-applied beyond the range of the individual project. Traditional enterprise-wide tasks such as technology management, decision-making, organizational objectives, reuse, innovation and outsourcing are amenable to systems engineering. Examples of all of these areas will be presented. The rewards from a d... View full abstract»

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  • Discovering unanticipated software output modes

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s): 277
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  • Author index

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):320 - 321
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  • Capturing use cases with doors

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s): 264
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  • Extending the product family approach to support n-dimensional and hierarchical product lines

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):56 - 64
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    The software product-line approach (for software product families) is one of the success stories of software reuse. When applied, it can result in cost savings and increases in productivity. In addition, in safety-critical systems the approach has the potential for reuse of analysis and testing results, which can lead to safer systems. Nevertheless, there are times when it seems like a product fam... View full abstract»

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  • Requirements modeling for organization networks: a (dis)trust-based approach

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):154 - 163
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    Recently, viewpoint resolution methods which make conflicts productive have gained popularity in requirements engineering for organizational information systems. However, when extending such methods beyond organizational boundaries to social networks, sociological research indicates that a delicate balance of trust in individuals, confidence in the network as a whole, and watchful distrust becomes... View full abstract»

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  • Business implications on the requirements process

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s): 274
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  • Goal-oriented requirements engineering: a guided tour

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):249 - 262
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    Goals capture, at different levels of abstraction, the various objectives the system under consideration should achieve. Goal-oriented requirements engineering is concerned with the use of goals for eliciting, elaborating, structuring, specifying, analyzing, negotiating, documenting, and modifying requirements. This area has received increasing attention. The paper reviews various research efforts... View full abstract»

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  • Issues of visualized conflict resolution

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):314 - 315
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    Effective and efficient requirements negotiation is a key to the success of software development efforts. For large projects, this can be especially difficult to do effectively and efficiently when combining input from non-co-located experts and reaching consensus among the different stakeholders (e.g., end-users, developers, software assurance, customers) as well as among the different aspects of... View full abstract»

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  • An integrated v&v environment for critical systems development

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s): 287
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  • Product-line requirements specification (PRS): an approach and case study

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):48 - 55
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    Software product-line engineering can provide significant gains in quality and productivity through systematic reuse of software's conceptual structures. For embedded safety- or mission-critical systems, much of the development effort goes into understanding, specifying, and validating the requirements. If developers can reuse rather than re-do requirements for families of similar systems, we can ... View full abstract»

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  • Integrating organizational requirements and object oriented modeling

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):146 - 153
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    In recent years we have observed a growing influence of the object-oriented paradigm. Unfortunately, the current dominant object oriented modeling technique, i.e. the Unified Modeling Language, UML, is ill equipped for modeling early requirements which are typically informal and often focus on stakeholder objectives. Instead, UML is suitable for later phases of requirement capture which usually fo... View full abstract»

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  • Rethinking requirements

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s): 273
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  • Systematic documentation of requirements

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    A summary form only given. When writing a requirements document, it is almost impossible to know when you are done. If one works with a list of assertions (whether formal or informal) checking for completeness and consistency is almost impossible. This tutorial explains how an application of the Four Variable Model and Tabular Notation allows one to produce documents that are demonstrably complete... View full abstract»

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  • Acquiring software requirements as conceptual graphs

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):296 - 297
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    Eliciting and acquiring requirements is a key aspect in developing effective requirements for software systems. This paper describes a knowledge-based approach to requirements elicitation and acquisition, whereby "requirements patterns" are used to guide the process. The result of the acquisition process is a set of conceptual graphs, a knowledge formalism that is used for the specification, analy... View full abstract»

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  • Systems or software: what should the 'S' in SRE stand for?

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s): 281
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  • Virtual environment modeling for requirements validation of high consequence systems

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):23 - 30
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    An essential type of "evidence" of the correctness of the requirements formalization process can be provided by human-based calculation. Human calculation can be significantly amplified by shifting from symbolic representations to graphical representations. Having a formally-defined system model, we can visualize formulas that represent the functional behavior of the system and associated safety c... View full abstract»

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  • A requirements negotiation model based on multi-criteria analysis

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):312 - 313
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    Many software projects have failed because their requirements were poorly negotiated among stakeholders. Requirements negotiation is more critical than other factors such as tools, process maturity, and design methods. The WinWin negotiation model successfully supports general requirements negotiation. However, making decisions to evaluate alternatives is still an ad-hoc process. This paper presen... View full abstract»

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  • Scenario-based systems architecting

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):318 - 319
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    We sketch work-in-progress in the area of systems architecting, which we regard as a fundamental element of system-level requirements engineering. We present our ideas on systems architecting, and relate them to the field of Architecture proper (as in buildings). We present our notion of system-wide scenarios and how these can be derived from contextual analysis of information systems, using a wel... View full abstract»

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  • Ask pete, software planning and estimation through project characterization

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):286 - 287
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  • Consistency management of product line requirements

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):40 - 47
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    Contemporary software engineering utilizes product lines for reducing time to market and development cost of a single product variant, for improving quality of the products, and for creating better estimations of the development process. Most product line development processes rely on performing a domain analysis to find out commonalities among proposed family members and to estimate how they will... View full abstract»

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