Requirements Engineering, 1998. Proceedings. 1998 Third International Conference on

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  • Proceedings of IEEE International Symposium on Requirements Engineering: RE '98

    Publication Year: 1998
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  • A Case for Priority Introduction to the Mini-Tutorial

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):62 - 63
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  • Panel: Issues in Requirements Definition for Survivable Systems

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):198 - 199
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  • Scenario usage in system development: a report on current practice

    Publication Year: 1998
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    Summary form only given. Scenario-based approaches are attracting more and more interest in requirements engineering research and practice. The research literature offers an increasing number of scenario-related methods, models and notations which highlight the consideration of concrete system descriptions from a usage-oriented perspective, prior to abstract conceptual modelling of function, data ... View full abstract»

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  • Author index

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s): 249
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  • Delivering Requirements Engineering Introduction to the Mini-Tutorial

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):128 - 129
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  • Intent specifications: an approach to building human-centered specifications

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):204 - 213
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    Software is a human product and specification languages are used to help humans perform the various problem solving activities involved in software development and evolution. This paper proposes an approach, called intent specifications, to designing system and software specifications based on research in systems theory, cognitive psychology, and human-machine interaction. The goal is to provide s... View full abstract»

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  • Using a quality model framework to strengthen the requirements bridge

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):118 - 125
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    This experience report chronicles the development and use of a Requirements Quality Model (RQM), an evaluation tool that can be used to generate process improvements and an organizational rating against ten categories of requirements development and management activities. The tool was developed considering experience gained from successes from the Cellular Switching Product's software quality prog... View full abstract»

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  • Transition packages: an experiment in expediting the introduction of requirements management

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):138 - 145
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    We built a prototype “transition package” to determine if adoption of requirements management practices would be expedited by a suite of RM-specific materials for change agents. The transition package was a password-protected web site that included about 100 documents for use in both performing and introducing requirements management practices. These documents included examples, templa... View full abstract»

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  • Experiences integrating requirements engineering and business analysis. An empirical study of operations and management system procurement projects

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):108 - 117
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    This paper presents a study that has been done in the area of business analysis (BA) in support of requirements engineering (RE). It is argued that the competitive nature of software procurement poses problems to the integration of BA and RE. To investigate this claim, eight procurement and development projects in which BA has been used are studied. The collected data are analyzed using a set of i... View full abstract»

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  • Automated requirements management-beware HOW you use tools: an experience report

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):34 - 40
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    At NASA and across industry, with multiple release projects, requirement storage is a volatile, dynamic process. The skill with which a project maintains, keeps current, tracks, and traces its set of requirements affects every phase of the project's software development life cycle-including maintenance. The ability to effectively manage requirements influences, months and/or years before project c... View full abstract»

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  • A framework for requirements elicitation through mixed-initiative dialogue

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):190 - 196
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    We present our work on requirements elicitation. The elicitation process is a complex task which necessitates computer support. Elicitation systems should ideally help their users check the correctness of the specifications obtained but also actively guide them in the acquisition of the requirements. We consider systems that communicate in natural language. We describe a framework that tries to im... View full abstract»

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  • Report from the Pre-Conference Workshop

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s): 248
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  • Conceptual predesign bridging the gap between requirements and conceptual design

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):90 - 98
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    To overcome the impedance mismatch between requirement analysis and conceptual design, we introduce an intermediate step between the two phases, called conceptual pre-design. A (semantic) model for that phase should allow for an easy collection of requirements as well as for an unproblematic transformation of the collected requirements into entries of a conceptual scheme. We present a model that h... View full abstract»

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  • Requirements definition for survivable network systems

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):14 - 23
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    Pervasive societal dependency on large scale, unbounded network systems, the substantial risks of such dependency, and the growing sophistication of system intruders, have focused increased attention on how to ensure network system survivability. Survivability is the capacity of a system to provide essential services even after successful intrusion and compromise, and to recover full services in a... View full abstract»

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  • Systematic formulation of non-functional characteristics of software

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):174 - 181
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    This paper presents NoFun, a notation aimed at dealing with non-functional aspects of software systems at the product level in the component programming framework. NoFun can be used to define hierarchies of non-functional attributes, which can be bound to individual software components, libraries of components or (sets of) software systems. Non-functional attributes can be defined in several ways,... View full abstract»

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  • Acquiring COTS software selection requirements

    Publication Year: 1998
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    An increasing number of organisations are procuring off-the-shelf systems from commercial suppliers. However, successful selection of off-the-shelf systems to fit customer requirements remains problematic. The London Ambulance Service fiasco in 1992 is a well-known example of system failure due, at least in part, to poor product selection. New methods and techniques for requirements acquisition an... View full abstract»

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  • Viewpoints for requirements elicitation: a practical approach

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):74 - 81
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    The paper introduces an approach to multi perspective requirements engineering (PREview) which has been designed for industrial use and discusses our practical experience in applying PREview. We have developed a flexible model of viewpoints and using examples from an industrial application, show how this can be used to organise system requirements derived from radically different sources. We show ... View full abstract»

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  • Requirements engineering and industrial uptake

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):130 - 137
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    In September 1996 the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission held a workshop in Brussels on problems with industrial uptake from research and development projects in Requirements Engineering. Although there have, in this domain, been a number of research projects industrial uptake has rarely lived up to expectations. The workshop set out to investigate possible explanations for this and ... View full abstract»

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  • A framework for scenario evolution

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):214 - 221
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    We report on a framework for scenario evolution. We have studied, based on a laboratory case study, the evolution of scenarios from elicitation to coding, thus using the requirements baseline in a full cycle. Considering our observations of over a hundred and fifty scenarios we discovered a series of relationships and operations that occurred during the evolution. Our framework is a contribution t... View full abstract»

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  • CREWS-SAVRE: systematic scenario generation and use

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):148 - 155
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    CREWS-SAVRE is a prototype software tool for systematic scenario generation and use. This paper reports on two interleaved strands of research and development of CREWS-SAVRE. The first is theoretical research into classes of exceptions in software-intensive systems. The second is the development of a software prototype which has been used to acquire requirements from current scenario users. This p... View full abstract»

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  • Lessons learned from building a Web-based requirements tracing system

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):41 - 50
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    Tracing requirements and other documents in large software projects are very difficult, particularly when these documents are distributed over a heterogeneous computing environment. In order to address such needs, we have experimented with Web technologies to aid the tracing of requirements. Our project (called STAR-Track) has been completed through requirement analysis, design and a prototype imp... View full abstract»

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  • Requirements engineering: A perspective through theory-building

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):100 - 107
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    This paper puts forward the view that the life-cycle model of system development has been allowed to make the transition from a useful intellectual tool for discussing specific aspects of the process to a definitive statement of what the process actually “is”. We argue that this hinders the discussion of Requirements Engineering in fundamental ways, and that challenges to the supremacy... View full abstract»

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  • Safety analysis of requirements for a product family

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):24 - 31
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    A safety analysis was performed on the software requirements for a family of flight instrumentation displays of commercial aircraft. First, an existing safety checklist was extended to apply to four-variable models and used to analyze the requirements models for representative members of the product family. The results were evaluated against an initial specification of the product family's require... View full abstract»

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  • An approach for cross-discipline requirements engineering process patterns

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):182 - 189
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    This paper describes a method and a sample application of an approach to cross-discipline requirements engineering process patterns. The patterns concept has been applied to the cross-discipline design process domain to include requirements definition, analysis, and validation in contrast to previous efforts in requirements product pattern and discipline-specific process patterns. A method, templa... View full abstract»

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