Towards an ontology of requirements engineering approaches

Alistair Mavin, Sabine Mavin, Birgit Penzenstadler, Colin C. Venters

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Abstract

Requirements are a key factor in determining the success or failure of the system development process. Requirements engineering is a creative problem-solving process whose primary purpose is to enable researchers and practitioners to apply appropriate theories, models, techniques and tools to understand and support the requirements processes more effectively. However, there is a multitude of ways to conduct the requirements engineering process and the quality of the requirements can be greatly influenced by the approaches employed. While consensus exists that no one approach works in all situations, how do practitioners and researchers select the most relevant and appropriate approach(es)? In order to understand this, we argue that a community-based effort is required to organise the plethora of requirements engineering approaches into an ontology. Such a structure would provide an opportunity to identify gaps and to improve the interfaces between approaches. Crowdsourcing the development and validation of such an ontology would facilitate its application across different system types and application domains.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 IEEE 27th International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE)
EditorsDaniela Damian, Anna Perini, Seok-Won Lee
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages514-515
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781728139128
ISBN (Print)9781728139135
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Dec 2019
Event27th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference - Ramada Plaza Jeju Hotel, Jeju Island, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 23 Sep 201927 Sep 2019
Conference number: 27
http://re19.ajou.ac.kr

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Requirements Engineering
Volume2019-September
ISSN (Print)1090-705X
ISSN (Electronic)2332-6441

Conference

Conference27th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference
Abbreviated titleRE 2019
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityJeju Island
Period23/09/1927/09/19
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Mavin, A., Mavin, S., Penzenstadler, B., & Venters, C. C. (2019). Towards an ontology of requirements engineering approaches. In D. Damian, A. Perini, & S-W. Lee (Eds.), 2019 IEEE 27th International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE) (pp. 514-515). [8920553] (Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Requirements Engineering; Vol. 2019-September). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/RE.2019.00080
Mavin, Alistair ; Mavin, Sabine ; Penzenstadler, Birgit ; Venters, Colin C. / Towards an ontology of requirements engineering approaches. 2019 IEEE 27th International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE). editor / Daniela Damian ; Anna Perini ; Seok-Won Lee. IEEE Computer Society, 2019. pp. 514-515 (Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Requirements Engineering).
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Mavin, A, Mavin, S, Penzenstadler, B & Venters, CC 2019, Towards an ontology of requirements engineering approaches. in D Damian, A Perini & S-W Lee (eds), 2019 IEEE 27th International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE)., 8920553, Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Requirements Engineering, vol. 2019-September, IEEE Computer Society, pp. 514-515, 27th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference, Jeju Island, Korea, Republic of, 23/09/19. https://doi.org/10.1109/RE.2019.00080

Towards an ontology of requirements engineering approaches. / Mavin, Alistair; Mavin, Sabine; Penzenstadler, Birgit; Venters, Colin C.

2019 IEEE 27th International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE). ed. / Daniela Damian; Anna Perini; Seok-Won Lee. IEEE Computer Society, 2019. p. 514-515 8920553 (Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Requirements Engineering; Vol. 2019-September).

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Mavin A, Mavin S, Penzenstadler B, Venters CC. Towards an ontology of requirements engineering approaches. In Damian D, Perini A, Lee S-W, editors, 2019 IEEE 27th International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE). IEEE Computer Society. 2019. p. 514-515. 8920553. (Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Requirements Engineering). https://doi.org/10.1109/RE.2019.00080