Background] A software sustainability model is commonly defined in terms of social, economic, technical and environmental dimensions. A key challenge is its characterization regarding sustainability requirements and their dependencies since it depends on, and varies with, the type of software system, and changes in operational contexts. [Aims] With the purpose of facilitating the definition of a context-dependent software sustainability model, we introduce nichesourcing as a type of distributed problem-solving paradigm, named crowdsourcing. [Method] First a set of nichesourcing requirements were identified, and an existing nichesourcing methodology, originally used in the cultural heritage domain was analyzed with respect to its applicability in Software Engineering. [Results] As a result, we propose an adapted methodology for nichesourcing the knowledge on sustainability requirements and their dependencies. Strengths and challenges for crowdsourced software engineering are also identified.
|Title of host publication||RCIS 2019 - 13th International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science|
|Subtitle of host publication||Towards a Design Science for Information Systems|
|Editors||Manuel Kolp, Jean Vanderdonckt, Monique Snoeck, Yves Wautelet|
|Publisher||IEEE Computer Society|
|Publication status||Published - 21 Oct 2019|
|Event||13th IEEE International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science, RCIS 2019 - Brussels, Belgium|
Duration: 29 May 2019 → 31 May 2019
|Name||Proceedings - International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science|
|Conference||13th IEEE International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science, RCIS 2019|
|Period||29/05/19 → 31/05/19|
- sustainability requirements.
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