Issue No.01 - January/February (2009 vol.26)
pp: 80-87
Sarah Thew , University of Manchester
Alistair Sutcliffe , University of Manchester
Rob Procter , University of Manchester
Oscar de Bruijn , University of Manchester
John McNaught , University of Manchester
Colin C. Venters , University of Manchester
Iain Buchan , University of Manchester
The Advises (Adaptive Visualization of E-science) project is developing tools to support geographic visualization in epidemiology and public-health decision making. In this project, a user-centered requirements process focuses on the research questions epidemiologists ask, the language they use, and the tacit knowledge employed in reasoning about epidemiological data. Combining a range of requirements-gathering techniques provides considerable advantages.
requirements analysis, epidemiology, maps, data-driven research, storyboards, scenarios, ethnography, tacit knowledge, ontology development, prototyping
Sarah Thew, Alistair Sutcliffe, Rob Procter, Oscar de Bruijn, John McNaught, Colin C. Venters, Iain Buchan, "Requirements Engineering for E-science: Experiences in Epidemiology", IEEE Software, vol.26, no. 1, pp. 80-87, January/February 2009, doi:10.1109/MS.2009.19
1. N. Pearce and F. Merletti, "Complexity, Simplicity, and Epidemiology," Int'l J. Epidemiology, vol. 35, no. 3, 2006, pp. 515–519.
2. D. Kell and S. Oliver, "Here Is the Evidence, Now What Is the Hypothesis?" BioEssays, vol. 26, no. 1, 2004, pp. 99–105.
3. T. Hey and A. Trefethen, "The Data Deluge: An E-science Perspective," Grid Computing: Making the Global Infrastructure a Reality, F. Berman, G. Fox, and A. Hey eds., John Wiley &Sons, 2003, ch. 36.
4. B. Beckles, "User Requirements for UK E-science Grid Environments," , Proc. UK All-Hands E-science Meeting, Nat'l E-science Centre, 2004; 251.pdf.
5. V. Perrone et al., "Developing an Integrative Platform for Cancer Research: A Requirements Engineering Perspective," Proc. UK All Hands E-science Meeting, Nat'l E-science Centre, 2006; 705.pdf.
6. M. Jirotka et al., "Collaboration and Trust in Health-care Innovation: The E-diamond Case Study," Com-puter Supported Cooperative Work, vol. 14, no. 4, 2005, pp. 369–398.
7. A.C. Robinson, "A Design Framework for Exploratory Geovisualization in Epidemiology," Information Visualization, vol. 6, no. 3, 2007, pp. 197–214.
8. J. Carroll, Making Use: Scenario-Based Design of Human-Computer Interactions, MIT Press, 2000.
9. A. Sutcliffe, User-Centered Requirements Engineering: Theory and Practice, Springer, 2002.
10. G. Fischer, "User Modeling in Human-Computer In-teraction," User Modeling and User-Adapted Interac-tion, vol. 11, nos. 1–2, 2001, pp. 65–86; umuai2000.pdf.
11. G. Kotonya and I. Sommerville, Requirements Engineering Processes and Techniques, John Wiley &Sons, 1998.
12. M. Hartswood et al., "Co-realisation: Towards a Principled Synthesis of Ethnomethodology and Participatory Design," Resources, Co-Evolution and Artefacts, M. Ackerman et al., eds., Springer, 2008, pp. 59–94.
13. J. Schopf et al., , Report of the User Requirements and Web Based Access for E-research Workshop, tech. report, Nat'l E-science Center, May 2006; .
14. A. Zimmerman and B. Nardi, "Whither or Whether HCI: Requirements Analysis for Multi-sited, Multi-user Cyberinfrastructures," Conf. Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI '06 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, ACM Press, 2006, pp. 1601–1606.