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Design-Driven Requirements for Internet-Enabled System Development

Funding: 2002: $120,000
2003: $150,000
2004: $150,000

Project Member(s): Zowghi, D.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC Discovery Projects)

Start year: 2002

Summary: The nature of Web system development is significantly different from conventional, software and IT development. Amongst other factors, there is substantial uncertainty in both clients' understanding of their needs and developers' understanding of the systems domain. We will develop an uncertainty model relevant to the development model relevant to the development of internet-enabled systems, and then use this model to adapt the design process to support elicitation of requirements, as well as developing support for this adapted process. This will facilitate the development of systems that more accurately reflect clients' needs, and result in an understanding of what would be involved in reducing development costs.''

Publications:

Aurum, A & Wohlin, C 2005, 'Requirements Engineering: Setting the Context' in Aurum, A & Wohlin, C (eds), Engineering and managing software requirements, Springer, Berlin, Germany, pp. 1-16.

Al-Kilidar, H, Parkin, P, Aurum, A & Jeffery, R 2005, 'Evaluation of effects of pair work on quality of designs', Proceedings of 2005 Australian Software Engineering Conference - ASWEC 2005, Australian Software Engineering Conference, IEEE Computer Society, Brisbane, Australia, pp. 78-87.
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Kong, X & Lowe, DB 2005, 'NavOptim Coding: Web Navigational Construction to Minimise Navigation Effort', The Eleventh Australian World Wide Web Conference, Australian World Wide Web Conference, Norsearch Conference Service, Gold Coast, Australia, pp. 1-9.

Kong, X & Lowe, DB 2005, 'NavOptim: On the Possibility of Minimising Navigation Effort', Web Engineering, International Conference on Web Engineering, Springer, Sydney, Australia, pp. 581-584.
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Kong, X, Liu, L & Lowe, DB 2005, 'Web system trace model using a web application architecture framework', Proceedings of 2005 IEEE International Conference On E-Technology, E-Commerce And E-Service, IEEE International Conference on e-Technology, e-Commerce and e-Service, IEEE Computer Society, Conference Publishing Services, Hong Kong, China, pp. 508-513.

Lowe, DB & Kong, X 2005, 'Applying NavOptim to Minimise Navigational Effort', Proceedings: the 14th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2005), International World Wide Web Conference, acm Press, Chiba, Japan, pp. 1056-1057.

Aurum, A, Ray, PK, Cox, K & Bleistein, SJ 2004, 'Strategy-Oriented Alignment in Requirements Engineering: Linking Business Strategy to Requirements of e-Business Systems using the SOARE Approach.', Journal of Research and Practice in Information Technology, vol. 36, no. 4, pp. 259-276.

Cox, K, Aurum, A & Jeffery, R 2004, 'An Experiment in Inspecting the Quality of Use Case Descriptions', Journal of Research and Practice in Information Technology, vol. 36, no. 4, pp. 211-229.

Kong, X, Liu, L & Lowe, DB 2004, 'Critical Feature Method - A Lightweight Web Maintenance Methodology for SMEs', Journal of Digital Information, vol. 5, no. 2.

Tongrungrojana, R & Lowe, DB 2004, 'WIED: A Web Modelling Language for Modelling Architectural-Level Information Flow', Journal of Digital Information, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 1-21.

Al-Kilidar, H, Jeffery, R & Aurum, A 2004, 'Description of an Empirical Experiment to Measure Effects of Pair Work on the Design Phase', Software Engineering - SE 2004, IASTED International Conference on Software Engineering, ACTA Press, Innsbruck, Austria.

Aurum, A, Cox, K & Prakash, S 2004, 'Requirements Engineering Practice in Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Manufacturing', 11th Asia-Pacific Software Engineering Conference (APSEC 2004), Asia-Pacific Software Engineering Conference, IEEE Computer Society, Busan, Korea, pp. 402-409.

Ferreira Teixeira Peixoto, PA, Fung, KK & Lowe, DB 2004, 'A Framework for the Simulation of Web Applications', 4th International Conference, ICWE 2004 Proceedings, International Conference on Web Engineering, Springer, Munich, Germany, pp. 261-265.
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Lowe, DB & Kong, X 2004, 'NavOptim Coding: Supporting Website Navigation Optimisation Using Effort Minimisation', Proceedings of The 2004 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Web Intelligence, IEEE/WIC/ACM international Conference on Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology, IEEE Computer Society, Beijing, China, pp. 91-97.
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Lowe, DB & Tongrungrojana, R 2004, 'Web Information Exchange Diagram for UML', Web Information Systems - WISE 2004 Proceedings, International Conference on Web Information Systems Engineering, Springer, Brisbane, Australia, pp. 29-40.

Tongrungrojana, R & Lowe, DB 2004, 'Forming Linkages from WIED-UML to MUL Modelling System', Proceedings of AusWeb04, Australian World Wide Web Conference, Noresearch Reprographics, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, pp. 288-300.

Tongrungrojana, R & Lowe, DB 2004, 'Understanding Business Impacts of Changes to Information Designs: A case study', Proceedings of AusWeb04, Australian World Wide Web Conference, Norsearch Reprographics, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, pp. 163-170.

Yusop, N, Lowe, DB & Zowghi, D 2004, 'A Domain Framework for Representation of Web System Impacts', Web Information Systems -WISE 2004 Proceedings, International Conference on Web Information Systems Engineering, Springer, Brisbane, Australia, pp. 491-502.

Lowe, DB 2003, 'Emergent Knowledge in Web Development' in Aurum, A, Jeffery, R, Wohlin, C & Handzic, M (eds), Managing Software Engineering Knowledge, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Germany, pp. 157-175.

Lowe, DB & Henderson-Sellers, B 2003, 'Characterising Web Systems: Merging Information and Functional Architectures' in Shi, N & Murthy, V (eds), Architectural Issues of Web-Enabled Electronic Business, Idea Group Publishing, Hershey, PA, pp. 227-240.

Lowe, DB 2003, 'Web System Requirements: An Overview', Requirements Engineering, vol. 8, no. 2, pp. 102-113.
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Bleistein, SJ, Aurum, A, Cox, K & Ray, PK 2003, 'Linking Requirements Goal Modeling Techniques to Strategic e-Business Patterns and Best Practice', Proceedings from 8th Australian Workshop on Requirements Engineering - AWRE 2003, Australian Workshop on Requirements Engineering, University of Technology, Sydney - Faculty of Information Technology, Sydney, Australia.

Lowe, DB & Tongrungrojana, R 2003, 'WebML+ for Communication of Information Flows: An Empirical Study', Web Engineering International conference (ICWE2003), International Conference on Web Engineering, Springer-Verlag Berlin, Heidelberg, Oviedo, Spain, pp. 218-221.
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Lowe, DB & Tongrungrojana, R 2003, 'WebML+ in a nutshell: Modeling architectural-level information flows', Proceedings of The Twelfth International World Wide Web Conference, International World Wide Web Conference, International World Wide Web Conference Committee, Budapest, Hungary, pp. 1-4.

Lowe, DB, Yusop, N & Zowghi, D 2003, 'Understanding Business Impacts of Web System Prototypes', AusWeb03 Changing the Way we Work, Australian World Wide Web Conference, Southern Cross University, Gold Coast, Australia, pp. 105-110.

Tongrungrojana, R & Lowe, DB 2003, 'Modeling Forms of Information Derivation in Modified WebML+', AusWeb03 Changing the Way we Work, Australian World Wide Web Conference, Southern Cross University, Gold Coast, Australia, pp. 571-574.

Tongrungrojana, R & Lowe, DB 2003, 'WebML+ : a Web modelling language for forming a bridge between business modelling and information modeling', Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering, International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering, Knowledge Systems Institute, Skokie, Illinois, San Francisco, USA, pp. 17-24.

Yusop, N, Zowghi, D & Lowe, DB 2003, 'An Analysis of E-Business Systems Impacts on the Business Domain', The Third International Conference on Electronic Business (ICEB2003), International Conference on e-Business, National University of Singapore, Marriott Hotel, Singapore, pp. 79-81.

Eklund, J & Lowe, DB 2002, 'Client Needs and the Design Process in Web Projects', Journal of Web Engineering, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 23-36.
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Keywords: World Wide Web Requirements Elicitation E-commerce development Specification process Requirements volatility Online Systems Development

FOR Codes: Software Engineering, Information Systems Development Methodologies, Application tools and system utilities, Information processing services, Computer software and services not elsewhere classified, Information Processing Services (incl. Data Entry and Capture)