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HERE: A Web Based Environment for Requirements Engineering

  • V. Papaioannou
  • B. Theodoulidis
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT)

Abstract

This paper introduces the main ideas regarding the generic HERE (Hypermedia Environment for Requirements Engineering) framework and computer environment. The main goal of this approach is to target the intrinsic complexity that is associated with the Requirements Engineering products. This is achieved by providing support for the effective analysis, management and co-ordination of the information gathered throughout the early stages of a system development into a single, consistent, manageable entity. The HERE mechanisms provided cater for this management both at the conceptual level and at the tool support and functionality level. Our theoretical framework is mainly based on the innovative use of Ontologies for supporting the Requirements Engineering process and products. Finally, in terms of tool support we achieve the implementation of our framework with the use of an advanced environment based on a Hypermedia-World Wide Web setting.

Keywords

Requirements Engineering Information Systems Ontologies Hypermedia 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Papaioannou
    • 1
  • B. Theodoulidis
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ComputationUMISTUnited Kingdom

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