Managing Requirements Knowledge, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 3642344194
  • ISBN-13: 9783642344190
  • DDC: 005.1
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 398 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Requirements engineering is one of the most complex and at the same time most crucial aspects of software engineering. It typically involves different stakeholders with different backgrounds. Constant changes in both the problem and the solution domain make the work of the stakeholders extremely dynamic. New problems are discovered, additional information is needed, alternative solutions are proposed, several options are evaluated, and new hands-on experience is gained on a daily basis. The knowledge needed to define and implement requirements is immense, often interdisciplinary and constantly expanding. It typically includes engineering, management and collaboration information, as well as psychological aspects and best practices. This book discusses systematic means for managing requirements knowledge and its owners as valuable assets. It focuses on potentials and benefits of "lightweight," modern knowledge technologies such as semantic Wikis, machine learning, and recommender systems applied to requirements engineering. The 17 chapters are authored by some of the most renowned researchers in the field, distilling the discussions held over the last five years at the MARK workshop series. They present novel ideas, emerging methodologies, frameworks, tools and key industrial experience in capturing, representing, sharing, and reusing knowledge in requirements engineering. While the book primarily addresses researchers and graduate students, practitioners will also benefit from the reports and approaches presented in this comprehensive work.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Contributors.
1: An Introduction to Requirements Knowledge.
2: Identifying Requirements Knowledge.
3: Unpacking Tacit Knowledge for Requirements Engineering.
4: Mining Requirements Knowledge from Operational Experience.
5: DUFICE: Guidelines for a Lightweight Management of Requirements Knowledge.
6: Representing Requirements Knowledge for Reuse.
7: Constructing and Using Software Requirement Patterns.
8: Using Ontologies and Machine Learning for Hazard Identification and Safety Analysis.
9: Knowledge-Assisted Ontology-Based Requirements Evolution.
10: Sharing Requirements Knowledge.
11: Reusing Requirements in Global Software Engineering.
12: Performative and Lexical Knowledge Sharing in Agile Requirements.
13: Using Web 2.0 for Stakeholder Analysis: StakeSource and Its Application in Ten Industrial Projects.
14: Reasoning about Requirements.
15: Resolving Inconsistency and Incompleteness Issues in Software Requirements.
16: Automated Verification of Variability Model Using First-Order Logic.
17: Model-Based Requirements Engineering Framework for Systems Life-Cycle Support.
18: Intelligent Tool Support.
19: An Overview of Recommender Systems in Requirements Engineering.
20: Experience-Based Requirements Engineering Tools.
21: The Eclipse Requirements Modeling Framework.
22: Managing Requirements Knowledge: Conclusion and Outlook.
About the Editors.