Experience in e-Science Requirements Engineering

Sarah Thew, Alistair Sutcliffe, Oscar De Bruijn, John McNaught, Rob Procter, Colin Venters, Iain Buchan

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We describe the experience of using a combination of requirements engineering techniques (scenarios, storyboards, observation and workshops) in an e-science application to develop a geographical analysis tool for epidemiologists. Problems encountered were: eliciting tacit knowledge; and creating new visions and working practices for our users. The combination of techniques worked well, although observation of working practice was not so effective in this scientific domain, where activity is mainly cognitive.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 16th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference, (RE2008)
EditorsBob Werner
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9780769533094
Publication statusPublished - 21 Nov 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event16th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 8 Sep 200812 Sep 2008
Conference number: 16

Publication series

NameInternational Requirements Engineering Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)1090-705X
ISSN (Electronic)2332-6441


Conference16th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference
Abbreviated titleRE'08
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    Thew, S., Sutcliffe, A., De Bruijn, O., McNaught, J., Procter, R., Venters, C., & Buchan, I. (2008). Experience in e-Science Requirements Engineering. In B. Werner (Ed.), Proceedings of the 16th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference, (RE2008) (pp. 277-282). [4685682] (International Requirements Engineering Conference Proceedings). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/RE.2008.34