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Design Requirements Engineering: A Ten-Year Perspective

Design Requirements Workshop, Cleveland, OH, USA, June 3-6, 2007, Revised and Invited Papers

  • Kalle Lyytinen
  • Pericles Loucopoulos
  • John Mylopoulos
  • Bill Robinson
Conference proceedings

Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 14)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. High Impact Design Requirements - Key Design Challenges for the Next Decade

    1. Nicholas Berente, Sean Hansen, Kalle Lyytinen
      Pages 1-10
    2. Betty H. C. Cheng, Joanne M. Atlee
      Pages 11-43
    3. Sean Hansen, Nicholas Berente, Kalle Lyytinen
      Pages 44-87
  3. Section 1: Fundamental Concepts of Design

    1. Kalle Lyytinen
      Pages 88-90
    2. Paul Ralph, Yair Wand
      Pages 103-136
    3. Raghu Garud, Sanjay Jain, Philipp Tuertscher
      Pages 137-156
  4. Section 2: Evolution and the Fluidity of Design

    1. John Mylopoulos
      Pages 166-167
    2. Neil A. Ernst, John Mylopoulos, Yiqiao Wang
      Pages 186-214
  5. Section 3: Quality and Value-Based Requirements

    1. John Mylopoulos
      Pages 238-239
    2. Alexander Egyed, Paul Grünbacher, Matthias Heindl, Stefan Biffl
      Pages 240-257
    3. Tetsuo Tamai, Mayumi Itakura Kamata
      Pages 258-275
    4. Vera Kartseva, Jaap Gordijn, Yao-Hua Tan
      Pages 276-301
  6. Section 4: Requirements Intertwining

About these proceedings


Since its inception in 1968, software engineering has undergone numerous changes. In the early years, software development was organized using the waterfall model, where the focus of requirements engineering was on a frozen requirements document, which formed the basis of the subsequent design and implementation process. Since then, a lot has changed: software has to be developed faster, in larger and distributed teams, for pervasive as well as large-scale applications, with more flexibility, and with ongoing maintenance and quick release cycles.

What do these ongoing developments and changes imply for the future of requirements engineering and software design? Now is the time to rethink the role of requirements and design for software intensive systems in transportation, life sciences, banking, e-government and other areas. Past assumptions need to be questioned, research and education need to be rethought.

This book is based on the Design Requirements Workshop, held June 3-6, 2007, in Cleveland, OH, USA, where leading researchers met to assess the current state of affairs and define new directions. The papers included were carefully reviewed and selected to give an overview of the current state of the art as well as an outlook on probable future challenges and priorities. After a general introduction to the workshop and the related NSF-funded project, the contributions are organized in topical sections on fundamental concepts of design; evolution and the fluidity of design; quality and value-based requirements; requirements intertwining; and adapting requirements practices in different domains.


Domain Engineering Requirements Analysis Requirements Engineering Software Architecture Software Engineering Software Intensive Systems Value-Based Software Engineering design maintenance structured analysis

Editors and affiliations

  • Kalle Lyytinen
    • 1
  • Pericles Loucopoulos
    • 2
  • John Mylopoulos
    • 3
  • Bill Robinson
    • 4
  1. 1.Case Western Reserve UniversityClevelandUSA
  2. 2.Loughborough UniversityUK
  3. 3.University of TorontoCanada
  4. 4.Georgia State UniversityAtlantaUSA

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