Social Modeling for Requirements Engineering


Author: Eric S. K. Yu,Paolo Giorgini,Neil Maiden,John Mylopoulos

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262240556

Category: Computers

Page: 736

View: 7313

This book describes a modeling approach (called the i* framework) that conceives of software-based information systems as being situated in environments in which social actors relate to each other in terms of goals to be achieved, tasks to be performed, and resources to be furnished.

Enterprise, Business-Process and Information Systems Modeling

15th International Conference, BPMDS 2014, 19th International Conference, EMMSAD 2014, Held at CAiSE 2014, Thessaloniki, Greece, June 16-17, 2014, Proceedings


Author: Ilia Bider,Khaled Gaaloul,John Krogstie,Selmin Nurcan,Henderik A. Proper,Rainer Schmidt,Pnina Soffer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3662437457

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 488

View: 3965

This book contains the refereed proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Business Process Modeling, Development and Support (BPMDS 2014) and the 19th International Conference on Exploring Modeling Methods for Systems Analysis and Design (EMMSAD 2014), held together with the 26th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE 2014) in Thessaloniki, Greece, in June 2014. The 20 full papers accepted for BPMDS were selected from 48 submissions and cover a wide spectrum of issues related to business process development, modeling, and support. They are grouped into topical sections on business process modeling as a human-driven process, representing the human perspective of business processes, supporting humans in business processes, variability-enabling process models, various models for various process perspectives, and BPMDS in practice. The ten full and three short papers accepted for EMMSAD were chosen from 27 submissions and focus on exploring, evaluating, and enhancing modeling methods and methodologies for the analysis and design of information systems, enterprises, and business processes. They are grouped into sections on conceptual modeling, requirements modeling, business process modeling, goal and language action modeling, enterprise and business modeling, and new approaches.

Domain Engineering

Product Lines, Languages, and Conceptual Models


Author: Iris Reinhartz-Berger,Arnon Sturm,Tony Clark,Sholom Cohen,Jorn Bettin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642366546

Category: Computers

Page: 404

View: 7717

Domain engineering is a set of activities intended to develop, maintain, and manage the creation and evolution of an area of knowledge suitable for processing by a range of software systems. It is of considerable practical significance, as it provides methods and techniques that help reduce time-to-market, development costs, and project risks on one hand, and helps improve system quality and performance on a consistent basis on the other. In this book, the editors present a collection of invited chapters from various fields related to domain engineering. The individual chapters present state-of-the-art research and are organized in three parts. The first part focuses on results that deal with domain engineering in software product lines. The second part describes how domain-specific languages are used to support the construction and deployment of domains. Finally, the third part presents contributions dealing with domain engineering within the field of conceptual modeling. All chapters utilize a similar terminology, which will help readers to understand and relate to the chapters content. The book will be especially rewarding for researchers and students of software engineering methodologies in general and of domain engineering and its related fields in particular, as it contains the most comprehensive and up-to-date information on this topic.

Transactions on Computational Collective Intelligence V


Author: Ngoc Thanh Nguyen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642240151

Category: Computers

Page: 213

View: 9349

These Transactions publish research in computer-based methods of computational collective intelligence (CCI) and their applications in a wide range of fields such as the Semantic Web, social networks and multi-agent systems. TCCI strives to cover new methodological, theoretical and practical aspects of CCI understood as the form of intelligence that emerges from the collaboration and competition of many individuals (artificial and/or natural). The application of multiple computational intelligence technologies such as fuzzy systems, evolutionary computation, neural systems, consensus theory, etc., aims to support human and other collective intelligence and to create new forms of CCI in natural and/or artificial systems. This 5th issue contains a collection of 10 carefully selected and thorougly revised contributions. The articles deal with the following topics: web page language identification; a novel image edge detection approach using ant colony optimization techniques; component-based software development through the use of the agent paradigm; a method for integrating gene expression programming and cellular evolutionary algorithms; a model for selecting partners in a society, focussing on contextual fitness; a model for agent knowledge acquisition; methods of faulty video detection; a model for integrating the archival knowledge included in a user profile; a universal and formal description for agent systems; and a real-time and mulitilingual news event extraction system.

Software Applications: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications


Author: Tiako, Pierre F.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1605660612

Category: Computers

Page: 3994

View: 915

Includes articles in topic areas such as autonomic computing, operating system architectures, and open source software technologies and applications.

Requirements Engineering

From System Goals to UML Models to Software Specifications


Author: Axel van Lamsweerde

Publisher: Wiley


Category: Computers

Page: 712

View: 434

The book presents both the current state of the art in requirements engineering and a systematic method for engineering high-quality requirements, broken down into four parts. The first part introduces fundamental concepts and principles. The second part is devoted to system modeling in the specific context of engineering requirements. It presents a multi-view modeling framework that integrates complementary techniques for modeling the system-as-is and the system-to-be. The third part reviews goal-based reasoning techniques to support the various steps of the KAOS method. The fourth part of the book goes beyond requirements engineering to discuss the mapping from goal-oriented requirements to software specifications and to software architecture.

The Practice of Enterprise Modeling

9th IFIP WG 8.1. Working Conference, PoEM 2016, Skövde, Sweden, November 8-10, 2016, Proceedings


Author: Jennifer Horkoff,Manfred A. Jeusfeld,Anne Persson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319483935

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 376

View: 5797

This volume constitutes the proceedings of the 9th IFIP WG 8.1 Conference on the Practice of Enterprise Modeling held in November 2016 in Skövde, Sweden. The PoEM conference series started in 2008 and aims to provide a forum sharing knowledge and experiences between the academic community and practitioners from industry and the public sector. The 18 full papers and 9 short papers accepted were carefully reviewed and selected from 54 submissions and cover topics related to information systems development, enterprise modeling, requirements engineering, and process management. In addition, the keynote by Robert Winter on “Establishing 'Architectural Thinking' in Organizations” is also included in this volume.

Information Systems

The State of the Field


Author: John Leslie King,Kalle Lyytinen

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780470017777

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 390

View: 5353

Discussion of the precise nature of the Information System discipline has raged for more than twenty years and continues fiercely today. The most interesting aspect of recent debate is not only the sharpness and depth of the arguments, but the diverse conclusions arrived at by participants. Whilst very different, these have all been reached with the genuine aim of strengthening IS scholarship, and they all add to our specific understanding of the discipline in the last two decades. Edited by two of the most prominent academics in the field, this book brings together such perspectives along with wider contextual discussion to provide a fertile ground for reflection, learning and further debate.

Agent-Directed Simulation and Systems Engineering


Author: Levent Yilmaz,Tuncer Ören

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527407812

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 520

View: 3307

This book presents an accessible account of the contribution of systems engineering to modeling and simulation, especially to agent-directed simulation (ADS). With an emphasis on the application of ADS systems engineering to large and complex systems.

The Design of Everyday Things

Psychologie und Design der alltäglichen Dinge


Author: Norman Don

Publisher: Vahlen

ISBN: 3800648105

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 8910

Apple, Audi, Braun oder Samsung machen es vor: Gutes Design ist heute eine kritische Voraussetzung für erfolgreiche Produkte. Dieser Klassiker beschreibt die fundamentalen Prinzipien, um Dinge des täglichen Gebrauchs umzuwandeln in unterhaltsame und zufriedenstellende Produkte. Don Norman fordert ein Zusammenspiel von Mensch und Technologie mit dem Ziel, dass Designer und Produktentwickler die Bedürfnisse, Fähigkeiten und Handlungsweisen der Nutzer in den Vordergrund stellen und Designs an diesen angepasst werden. The Design of Everyday Things ist eine informative und spannende Einführung für Designer, Marketer, Produktentwickler und für alle an gutem Design interessierten Menschen. Zum Autor Don Norman ist emeritierter Professor für Kognitionswissenschaften. Er lehrte an der University of California in San Diego und der Northwest University in Illinois. Mitte der Neunzigerjahre leitete Don Norman die Advanced Technology Group bei Apple. Dort prägte er den Begriff der User Experience, um über die reine Benutzbarkeit hinaus eine ganzheitliche Erfahrung der Anwender im Umgang mit Technik in den Vordergrund zu stellen. Norman ist Mitbegründer der Beratungsfirma Nielsen Norman Group und hat unter anderem Autohersteller von BMW bis Toyota beraten. „Keiner kommt an Don Norman vorbei, wenn es um Fragen zu einem Design geht, das sich am Menschen orientiert.“ Brand Eins 7/2013 „Design ist einer der wichtigsten Wettbewerbsvorteile. Dieses Buch macht Spaß zu lesen und ist von größter Bedeutung.” Tom Peters, Co-Autor von „Auf der Suche nach Spitzenleistungen“

Knowledge-Based Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems

10th International Conference, KES 2006, Bournemouth, UK, October 9-11 2006, Proceedings


Author: Bogdan Gabrys

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3540465391

Category: Computers

Page: 1338

View: 2483

The three volume set LNAI 4251, LNAI 4252, and LNAI 4253 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Knowledge-Based Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems, KES 2006, held in Bournemouth, UK, in October 2006. The 480 revised papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from about 1400 submissions. The papers present a wealth of original research results from the field of intelligent information processing.



Author: IEEE Computer Society

Publisher: IEEE Computer Society

ISBN: 9780818670879

Category: Electronic data processing

Page: 445

View: 9094

Information and Collaboration Models of Integration


Author: Shimon Y. Nof

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401111324

Category: Science

Page: 476

View: 610

The objective of this book is to bring together contributions by eminent researchers from industry and academia who specialize in the currently separate study and application of the key aspects of integration. The state of knowledge on integration and collaboration models and methods is reviewed, followed by an agenda for needed research that has been generated by the participants. The book is the result of a NATO Advanced Research Workshop on "Integration: Information and Collaboration Models" that took place at II Ciocco, Italy, during June 1993. Significant developments and research projects have been occurring internationally in a major effort to integrate increasingly complex systems. On one hand, advancements in computer technology and computing theories provide better, more timely, information. On of users and clients, and the the other hand, the geographic and organizational distribution proliferation of computers and communication, lead to an explosion of information and to the demand for integration. Two important examples of interest are computer integrated manufacturing and enterprises (CIM/E) and concurrent engineering (CE). CIM/E is the collection of computer technologies such as CNC, CAD, CAM. robotics and computer integrated engineering that integrate all the enterprise activities for competitiveness and timely response to changes. Concurrent engineering is the complete life-cycle approach to engineering of products. systems. and processes including customer requirements, design. planning. costing. service and recycling. In CIM/E and in CE, computer based information is the key to integration.


A Multi-agent Methodology for Holonic Manufacturing Systems


Author: Vicent Botti,Adriana Giret Boggino

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1848003102

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 214

View: 4219

ANEMONA is a multi-agent system (MAS) methodology for holonic manufacturing system (HMS) analysis and design. ANEMONA defines a mixed top-down and bottom-up development process, and provides HMS-specific guidelines to help designers identify and implement holons. The analysis phase is defined in two stages: System Requirements Analysis, and Holon Identification and Specification. This analysis provides high-level HMS specifications, adopting a top-down recursive approach which provides a set of elementary elements and assembling rules. The next stage is Holon Design, a bottom-up process to produce the system architecture from the analysis models. The Holons Implementation stage produces an Executable Code for the SetUp and Configuration stage. Finally, maintenances functions are executed in the Operation and Maintenance stage. The book will be of interest to researchers and students involved in artificial intelligence and software engineering, and manufacturing engineers in industry and academia.

Wissenschaftstheorie und gestaltungsorientierte Wirtschaftsinformatik


Author: Jörg Becker,Helmut Krcmar,Björn Niehaves

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 379082335X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 243

View: 2069

Die deutschsprachige Wirtschaftsinformatik kann auf eine reiche Tradition gestaltungsorientierter Arbeiten zurückblicken. Im Zuge der zunehmenden Forschungsinternationalisierung bietet sich hier die Chance, zum internationalen Diskurs im Information Systems und vor allem im Design Science Research beizutragen. Herausforderungen und Entwicklungspotenziale liegen für die gestaltungsorientierte Forschung jedoch vor allem in ihrer wissenschaftstheoretischen und methodischen Fundierung. Die Beiträge des Herausgeberbands „Wissenschaftstheorie und gestaltungsorientierte Wirtschaftsinformatik" stärken den theoretischen und methodischen Diskurs in der gestaltungsorientierten Wirtschaftsinformatik. Sie bieten Perspektiven und Ansatzpunkte für Wissenschaftler, Studenten sowie Praktiker an der Schnittstelle zwischen gestaltungsorientierter Forschung und betrieblicher Praxis.