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Proceedings Fifth IEEE International Symposium on Requirements Engineering (2001)
Toronto, Canada
Aug. 27, 2001 to Aug. 31, 2001
ISBN: 0-7695-1125-2
pp: 0102
Jonathan Hammond , Praxis Critical Systems
Rosamund Rawlings , Praxis Critical Systems
Anthony Hall , Praxis Critical Systems
Abstract: This paper describes experiences using Requirements Engineering (RE) to reduce the risk of large heterogeneous distributed systems not working in their intended environments. Industry is creating ever-larger systems by integrating increasingly complex smaller systems. As a result, systems integration is becoming a major, or even dominant, risk in the production of systems such as an aircraft, railway or telecommunications infrastructure. In this paper, we describe some practical techniques we use for the RE of such integrated systems. They aim to provide assurance, before development, that the final integrated system will achieve its overall requirements. We illustrate the techniques with case studies drawn from their industrial application.

R. Rawlings, J. Hammond and A. Hall, "Will It Work?," Proceedings Fifth IEEE International Symposium on Requirements Engineering(RE), Toronto, Canada, 2001, pp. 0102.
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