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, RE'08|Proc. IEEE Int. Requir. Eng. Conf., RE
Place of PublicationIEEE Explore Digital Library
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9780769533094
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2008
Event16th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference, RE'08 - Barcelona, Catalunya
Duration: 1 Jul 2008 → …


Conference16th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference, RE'08
CityBarcelona, Catalunya
Period1/07/08 → …


  • e-science requirements engineering
  • geographic information systems
  • geographical analysis tool
  • middleware
  • systems analysiscollaborative research
  • tacit knowledge


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