A Nichesourcing Framework applied to Software Sustainability Requirements

Nelly Condori-Fernandez, Patricia Lago, Miguel Luaces, Alejandro Catala

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRCIS 2019 - 13th International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science
Subtitle of host publicationTowards a Design Science for Information Systems
EditorsManuel Kolp, Jean Vanderdonckt, Monique Snoeck, Yves Wautelet
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Electronic)9781728148441
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Oct 2019
Event13th IEEE International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science, RCIS 2019 - Brussels, Belgium
Duration: 29 May 201931 May 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science
NumberMay
Volume2019
ISSN (Print)2151-1349
ISSN (Electronic)2151-1357

Conference

Conference13th IEEE International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science, RCIS 2019
CountryBelgium
CityBrussels
Period29/05/1931/05/19

Keywords

  • crowdsourcing
  • dependency
  • sustainability requirements.

VU Research Profile

  • Connected World
  • Science for Sustainability

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