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Requirements Engineering for E-science: Experiences in Epidemiology
January/February 2009 (vol. 26 no. 1)
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.

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Index Terms:
requirements analysis, epidemiology, maps, data-driven research, storyboards, scenarios, ethnography, tacit knowledge, ontology development, prototyping
Citation:
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, Jan.-Feb. 2009, doi:10.1109/MS.2009.19
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