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2011 First International Workshop on Empirical Requirements Engineering (2011)
Trento
Aug. 30, 2011 to Aug. 30, 2011
ISSN: 2329-6348
ISBN: 978-1-4577-1075-9
pp: 85-92
Miguel A. Teruel , LoUISE Research Group, Computing Systems Department, University of Castilla - La Mancha, Albacete, Spain
Elena Navarro , LoUISE Research Group, Computing Systems Department, University of Castilla - La Mancha, Albacete, Spain
Victor Lopez-Jaquero , LoUISE Research Group, Computing Systems Department, University of Castilla - La Mancha, Albacete, Spain
Francisco Montero , LoUISE Research Group, Computing Systems Department, University of Castilla - La Mancha, Albacete, Spain
Pascual Gonzalez , LoUISE Research Group, Computing Systems Department, University of Castilla - La Mancha, Albacete, Spain
ABSTRACT
As for single user systems, a proper specification of software requirements is a very important issue to achieve the quality of the collaborative systems. Nevertheless, many of these requirements are from a non-functional nature because are related to the user's need of being aware of other users, that is, the workspace awareness. In order to model these special kind of requirements, CSRML, an extension of i* has been proposed. In this paper, we present a controlled experiment to assess the understandability of this notation compared to i*. The specification of two different systems was used as experimental material and undergraduate students of Computer Science with an average of two years experience in Requirements Engineering were the experimental subjects.
INDEX TERMS
formal specification, groupware, systems analysis
CITATION

M. A. Teruel, E. Navarro, V. Lopez-Jaquero, F. Montero and P. Gonzalez, "Assesing the understandability of collaborative systems requirements notations: An empirical study," 2011 First International Workshop on Empirical Requirements Engineering(EMPIRE), Trento, 2011, pp. 85-92.
doi:10.1109/EmpiRE.2011.6046250
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