Proceedings IEEE Joint International Conference on Requirements Engineering

9-13 Sept. 2002

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  • Proceedings IEEE Joint International Conference on Requirements Engineering

    Publication Year: 2002
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  • Managing (requirements) evolutions of high assurance systems

    Publication Year: 2002
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    Summary form only given. Long lifetime high assurance systems (HAS) present, among others, a peculiar property: evolutions are numerous. Because current standards for producing such HAS are not accurate enough regarding evolutions, we have considered that all the artefacts, which are produced during their development, should be recorded. Recording artefacts means developing an IS. By applying well... View full abstract»

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  • Model based requirements engineering for embedded software

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    Summary form only given. Software and systems development within the embedded area is dominated by model based design techniques. These techniques are commonly aligned to standard. modeling languages such as UML. Along with software and systems design techniques the concern of requirements management methodologies has been continuously increasing, with the aim of improving the overall development ... View full abstract»

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  • Requirements management in a product line scenario

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    Summary form only given. The product line approach is a major reuse concept that has shown concrete commercial results over the past years. Product lines achieve reuse in the functionality and solution space, and thus improve quality, cycle time and cost. They are specifically promising in cases where many variants are produced almost simultaneously, such as in telecommunication systems. Though ap... View full abstract»

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  • The impact of stakeholders' geographical distribution on managing requirements in a multi-site organization

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):319 - 328
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    The increasing globalization of software industry demands an investigation of requirements engineering (RE) in multisite software development organizations. Requirements engineering is a task difficult enough when done locally-but it is even more difficult when cross-functional stakeholder groups specify requirements across cultural, language and time zone boundaries. This paper reports on a field... View full abstract»

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  • Author index

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):357 - 358
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  • Requirements patterns for embedded systems

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):127 - 136
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    In software engineering, design patterns propose solution skeletons for common design problems. The solution skeleton is described in such a way that the design can be used for other projects, where each application tailors the design to specific project constraints. This paper describes research into investigating how a similar approach to reuse can be applied to requirements specifications, whic... View full abstract»

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  • Validating functional system requirements with scenarios

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):181 - 188
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    This paper addresses the problem of requirements engineering for complex socio-technical systems where an optimal set of technology components and human operators have to be selected to achieve system goals. Goals are achieved by tasks that are expressed as operational scenarios with variations in environmental conditions. The approach taken is to develop a probabilistic model of system reliabilit... View full abstract»

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  • Requirements engineering in automotive development-experiences and challenges

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):331 - 340
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    This paper summarizes problems, solutions and challenges of requirements engineering gained from the development of software-based automotive systems at DaimlerChrysler. The technical domains covered include telematics and entertainment, body electronics and chassis control for both passenger cars and commercial vehicles. Experiences include domain-specific issues, which are related to the differe... View full abstract»

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  • A process model for distributed development of networked mechatronic components in motor vehicles

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    Increasing demands concerning safety, economic impact, fuel consumption and comfort result in growing utilization of mechatronic components and networking of up to now widely independent systems in vehicles. The development of such a complex and networked system requires a coordinated, systematic development process. In this contribution a suitable process model is presented. It supports the verif... View full abstract»

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  • Reuse of scenario specifications using an automated relational learner: a lightweight approach

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):173 - 180
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    With the growing popularity of object-oriented technology, specification by use cases has grown. Since use cases provide a bridge from the informal descriptions gathered from user interviews to the more formal software model, use cases are being considered a prominent part of software analysis. Yet, tools to assist the development of use cases are rare, especially, in practice. Our study aims to p... View full abstract»

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  • Efficient and systematic software evolution through domain analysis

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):237 - 244
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    The goal of any domain analysis approach is to identify and document requirements on a set of systems in the same application domain in order to make development and maintenance activities more efficient. Experience in domain analysis often reports on valuable results with respect to requirements on a company's system family but, on the other hand, it is seen as an effort-intensive approach, which... View full abstract»

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  • Ambiguity and what to do about it [requirements engineering]

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    A major concern of most software customers, managers, and requirements engineers is to remove ambiguity in communication of requirements and specifications. The most obvious solution is to try to anticipate all possible misunderstandings and write the requirements perfectly precisely. In practice, this does not work. This talk explains why it does not work, and offers easy, inexpensive methods for... View full abstract»

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  • Scenarios and design cognition

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):3 - 5
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    Scenarios of human activity are widely used in many facets of the design of software systems. This methodological development can be understood in terms of design cognition: Scenarios support and enhance the solution-first strategy which is typical of, and perhaps fundamental to, expert problem-solving for "ill-defined" problems like design and planning. View full abstract»

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  • Supporting requirements verification using XSLT

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):165 - 172
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    We present a light-weight approach for the automatic verification of requirements. This approach is not based on natural language parsing techniques but on the representation of requirements in XML. In our approach, XSLT stylesheets are used not only to automatically generate requirements documents, but also to provide verification-oriented heuristics as well as to measure the quality of requireme... View full abstract»

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  • Visual requirements validation: case study in a CORBA-supported environment

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):81 - 88
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    We present an approach to requirements validation in which the formal specification of the requirements is directly, interpreted and the results are visually, presented to the customer through a graphical user interface, relying on the customer to visually, validate the specified requirements. The communication between the user interface and the specification interpreter is accomplished through CO... View full abstract»

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  • Tool-based risk management made practical

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    Risk management has become one of the buzz words in the IT industry. The reasons can especially be found in the current economic crisis. While risk management is highly accepted in safety-critical industries (aerospace, healthcare), more and more branches (Web agencies, e-commerce, software in general) see the value of establishing risk management processes. As risk management seems to be clear fr... View full abstract»

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  • Requirements engineering in the health care domain

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):350 - 356
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    There are many different approaches to elicit requirements, each having strengths and weaknesses. Hence, some approaches may be more suitable to one domain than another. Moreover, some domains may require these approaches to be carefully applied or even adapted to work efficiently. Health care domain is one of these domains. It is a complex domain with many subtleties, such as political and legal ... View full abstract»

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  • Requirements engineering: how do you know how good you are?

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):194 - 195
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    Organisations are seeking to improve the way they undertake engineering activities. There are numerous ways of doing this, one of which is to undertake an on-going process, or capability, enhancement activity. Praxis Critical Systems Limited provides support for such activity based primarily around the REVEAL® requirements engineering method. By providing customised training and coaching in RE... View full abstract»

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  • Deriving use cases from organizational modeling

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):32 - 39
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    Use cases diagrams in the Unified Modeling Language (UML) have been used for capturing system functional requirements. However, the system development occurs in a context where organizational processes are well established Therefore, we need to capture organizational requirements to define how the system fulfils the organization goals, why it is necessary, what are the possible alternatives, etc. ... View full abstract»

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  • Product management assessment-a new approach to optimize the early phases

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    For more than ten years Siemens Corporate Technology has applied the Capability Maturity Model (CMM®) and has performed more than 250 CMM-assessments. Over the years, improvement efforts based on the assessment results successfully proved their benefits. But, since these improvements focused solely on development processes it became apparent that problems that arise in earlier phases could not... View full abstract»

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  • Effectiveness of elicitation techniques in distributed requirements engineering

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):311 - 318
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    Software development teams are often geographically distributed from their customers and end users. This creates significant communication and coordination challenges that impact the effectiveness of requirements engineering. Travel costs, and the local availability of quality technical staff increase the demand for effective distributed software development teams. This research reports an empiric... View full abstract»

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  • Integrating ECUs in vehicles - requirements engineering in series development

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):227 - 236
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    This paper describes the research concepts and methodological aspects of a joint project of Fraunhofer ISST and BMWAG for an improvement of recording and management of requirements in the series development for the automotive sector. In a project, normally more than one car variant is developed. Using this approach requirement recording can be done on the project level as well as on a lower level,... View full abstract»

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  • AGORA: attributed goal-oriented requirements analysis method

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):13 - 22
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    This paper presents an extended version of the goal-oriented requirements analysis method called AGORA, where attribute values, e.g. contribution values and preference matrices, are added to goal graphs. An analyst attaches contribution values and preference values to edges and nodes of a goal graph respectively during the process for refining and decomposing the goals. The contribution value of a... View full abstract»

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  • Requirements interdependencies and stakeholders preferences

    Publication Year: 2002, Page(s):206 - 209
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    A major challenge in requirements engineering is to analyze the stakeholders preferences. Software projects are usually described by a large set of attributes. By varying the values of these attributes, the project could potentially be realized in various different ways. The attributes have to be chosen in order to meet the stakeholders' expectations. Therefore one needs to know the utility of a g... View full abstract»

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