Influence of Context on Decision Making during Requirements Elicitation

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Abstract

Requirements engineers should strive to get a better insight into decision making processes. During elicitation of requirements, decision making influences how stakeholders communicate with engineers, thereby affecting the engineers' understanding of requirements for the future information system. Empirical studies issued from Artificial Intelligence offer an adequate groundwork to understand how decision making is influenced by some particular contextual factors. However, no research has gone into the validation of such empirical studies in the process of collecting needs of the future system's users. As an answer, the paper empirically studies factors, initially identified by AI literature, that influence decision making and communication during requirements elicitation. We argue that the context's structure of the decision should be considered as a cornerstone to adequately study how stakeholders decide to communicate or not a requirement. The paper proposes a context framework to categorize former factors into specific families, and support the engineers during the elicitation process.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Acquisition, Representation and Reasoning with Contextualized Knowledge (ARCOE'12)
Subtitle of host publicationHeld at the European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI'12)
Place of PublicationMontpellier, France
Publication statusPublished - 28 Aug 2012
EventThe 4th International Workshop on Acquisition, Representation and Reasoning with Contextualized Knowledge - Montpellier, France
Duration: 28 Aug 201228 Aug 2012

Seminar

SeminarThe 4th International Workshop on Acquisition, Representation and Reasoning with Contextualized Knowledge
CountryFrance
CityMontpellier
Period28/08/1228/08/12

Keywords

  • cs.SE
  • cs.LO

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    Burnay, C., Jureta, I., & Faulkner, S. (2012). Influence of Context on Decision Making during Requirements Elicitation. In Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Acquisition, Representation and Reasoning with Contextualized Knowledge (ARCOE'12): Held at the European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI'12)