Configuring Crowdsourcing for Requirements Elicitation.

Hosseini, M., Shahri, A., Phalp, K. T., Taylor, J., Ali, R. and Dalpiaz, F., 2015. Configuring Crowdsourcing for Requirements Elicitation. In: The IEEE Ninth International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science (RCIS’15), 13--15 May 2015, Athens, Greece.

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Abstract

Crowdsourcing is an emerging paradigm which utilises the power of the crowd in contributing information and solving problems. Crowdsourcing can support requirements elicitation, especially for systems used by a wide range of users and working in a dynamic context where requirements evolve regularly. For such systems, traditional elicitation methods are typically costly and limited in catering for the high diversity, scale and volatility of requirements. In this paper, we advocate the use of crowdsourcing for requirements elicitation and investigate ways to configure crowdsourcing to improve the quality of elicited requirements. To confirm and enhance our argument, we follow an empirical approach starting with two focus groups involving 14 participants, users and developers, followed by an online expert survey involving 34 participants from the Requirements Engineering community. We discuss our findings and present a set of challenges of applying crowdsourcing to aid requirements engineering with a focus on the elicitation stage.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Crowdsourcing, Requirements Elicitation, Crowd- based Elicitation.
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
Group:Faculty of Science and Technology
ID Code:21886
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:27 Apr 2015 14:45
Last Modified:25 Nov 2015 15:19

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