Requirements Engineering

, Volume 22, Issue 4, pp 527–542 | Cite as

Dealing with software process requirements complexity: an information access proposal based on semantic technologies

Original Article


Organizations developing software for critical sectors like aerospace, automotive, and medical systems need to apply process requirements coming from different sources: industrial standards, customer-provided requirements, and procedures from internal quality management systems. In these situations, software teams need to deal with complex sets of process requirements that govern different aspects of their work. This paper describes the development of a collaborative, web-based solution to improve access to process requirements. The solution makes use of semantic technologies to handle the context of process requirement. Requirements are contextualized by linking them to activities, tasks, and work products. With this tool, software engineers have a single point of access to all the applicable process requirements, avoiding the risk of missing relevant information.


Semantic technologies Software process modeling Process requirements Semantic wiki SPEM 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Universidad Carlos III de MadridMadridSpain
  2. 2.Department of Computer EngineeringCarlos III UniversityMadridSpain

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