Foundations for Transparency Requirements Engineering.

Hosseini, M., Shahri, A., Phalp, K. T. and Ali, R., 2016. Foundations for Transparency Requirements Engineering. In: International Working Conference on Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality (REFSQ’16), 14-17 March 2016, Göteborg, Sweden..

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[Context & motivation] Transparency is becoming an es- sential requirement for business information systems. Transparency is advocated to inspire trust, increase accountability and reduce corrup- tion. However, it may also lead to negative side effects such as infor- mation overload, bias and unnecessary pressure on stakeholders. [Ques- tion/problem] Despite its distinct characteristics and importance, trans- parency is still a limitedly explored concept in software engineering and information systems literature, and is often fragmented across adjacent concepts such as privacy, secrecy and regulatory requirements. This lim- its its representation level and impedes its management. [Principal ideas/results] In this paper, we propose four facets for transparency and illustrate their usefulness in guiding transparency requirements en- gineering. [Contribution] These facets help clarify the concept of trans- parency and provide foundations for its management in information sys- tems engineering as a distinct notion. Initiatives like the open data move- ment add to the timeliness and potential impact of our contribution.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Transparency requirements . Stakeholder transparency . Mean- ingful transparency . Useful transparency . Information Quality
Group:Faculty of Science and Technology
ID Code:23100
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:26 Jan 2016 12:26
Last Modified:23 May 2016 12:53


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