Requirements-driven Social Adaptation: Expert Survey.

Almaliki, M., Faniyi, F., Bahsoon, R., Phalp, K. T. and Ali, R., 2014. Requirements-driven Social Adaptation: Expert Survey. In: 20th International Working Conference on Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality (REFSQ 2014), 7--10 April 2014, Essen, Germnay.

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Abstract

Self-adaptation empowers systems with the capability to meet stakeholders’ requirements in a dynamic environment. Such systems autonomously monitor changes and events which drive adaptation decisions at runtime. Social Adaptation is a recent kind of requirements-driven adaptation which enables users to give a runtime feedback on the success and quality of a system’s configurations in reaching their requirements. The system analyses users’ feedback, infers their collective judgement and then uses it to shape its adaptation decisions. [Question/problem] However, there is still a lack of engineering mechanisms to guarantee a correct conduction of Social Adapta- tion. [Principal ideas/results] In this paper, we conduct a two-phase Expert Sur- vey to identify core benefits, domain areas and challenges for Social Adaptation. [Contribution] Our findings provide practitioners and researchers in adaptive systems engineering with insights on this emerging role of users, or the crowd, and stimulate future research to solve the open problems in this area.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Requirements Engineering, Adaptive Systems, Social Adaptation
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
Group:Faculty of Science and Technology
ID Code:22522
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:28 Sep 2015 15:50
Last Modified:24 May 2016 09:24

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