A Survey on How to Manage Specific Data Quality Requirements during Information System Development

  • César Guerra-García
  • Ismael Caballero
  • Mario Piattini Velthius
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 230)


More and more companies and organizations currently consider that supporting the data in their Information Systems (IS) with an appropriate level of quality is a critical factor for making sound decisions. This has motivated the inclusion of specific mechanisms during IS development, which allow the data to be managed and ensure acceptable levels of quality. These mechanisms should be implemented to satisfy specific data quality requirements which are defined by a user at the moment of using an IS functionality. Since our ultimate research goal is to establish that these mechanisms are necessary for the management of data quality in IS development, we first decided to conduct a survey on related methodological and technical issues in order to determine the current state-of-the-art in this field. This was achieved through the use of a systematic review technique. This paper presents the principal results obtained after conducting the survey, in addition to the principal conclusions reached.


Data quality Requirements specification Systematic literature review 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • César Guerra-García
    • 1
  • Ismael Caballero
    • 1
  • Mario Piattini Velthius
    • 1
  1. 1.Alarcos Research Group, Department of Information Technologies and SystemsUniversity of Castilla-La ManchaCiudad RealSpain

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