Requirements Engineering for Sociotechnical Systems

Requirements Engineering for Sociotechnical Systems

eBook - 2005
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The so called information society is being shaped by products and services that either contain software as the core element, are themselves software, or have been designed and manufactured with the help of sophisticated software applications. The new global environment in which these systems are being developed and deployed, in addition to other pressing issues, such as time-to-market and dependability, are pushing the skills of software developers and engineers to the limit. With few exceptions, those products and services will influence the social environment where they will be deployed, because people will operate them or be affected by them, or both. So another challenging issue is the ability of these systems to integrate with their social environment in a way that is perceived as beneficial, trustworthy and acceptable. Given these challenges, defining the requirements that establish what a future system should do, and validating that the system has achieved its goals, is an immense task. In this book the reader will find a detailed account of the challenges posed by the elicitation, specification, validation and management of requirements for the definition of this kind of application: from embedded software in cars to internet-based applications, COTS packages, health-care, and others.

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Maté and Silva, both of Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, define a sociotechnical system as a "complex inter-relationship of people and technology" and they contend that requirement engineering is the discipline most suited to achieving successful sociotechnical system development. The contributors to this volume pave the way to that success in their discussions of the basic elements of requirement engineering, its challenges, and techniques for solving the complex problems that arise in sociotechnical system development. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Hershey, PA : Information Science Pub., c2005
ISBN: 9781591405078
1591405076
9781591405061
1591405068
9781591405085
1591405084
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 v.)
Additional Contributors: Silva, Andrés
Maté, José Luis

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