A requirements capture method and its use in an air traffic control application

T. L. McCluskey, J. M. Porteous, Y. Naik, C. N. Taylor, S. Jones

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This paper describes our experience in capturing, using a formal specification language, a model of the knowledge‐intensive domain of oceanic air traffic control. This model is intended to form part of the requirements specification for a decision support system for air traffic controllers. We give an overview of the methods we used in analysing the scope of the domain, choosing an appropriate formalism, developing a domain model, and validating the model in various ways. Central to the method was the development of a formal requirements engineering environment which provided automated tools for model validation and maintenance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-71
Number of pages25
JournalSoftware: Practice and Experience
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1995


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