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Towards Crowdsourcing for Requirements Engineering.

Hosseini, M., Phalp, K. T., Taylor, J. and Ali, R., 2014. Towards Crowdsourcing for Requirements Engineering. In: The 20th International Working Conference on Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality (REFSQ 2014) - Empirical Track, 7--10 April 2014, Essen, Germany.

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Crowdsourcing is an emerging, typically online, distributed problem solving and production model where a problem is solved through the involvement of a large number of people. In this study, we investigate the potential of crowdsourcing in aiding Requirements Engineering. Although the whole area is still to be explored fully, we focus on the Requirements Elicitation stage. In this paper, we survey the literature on crowdsourcing in a variety of disciplines and deduce a set of features which characterize its main constructs; the crowd and the crowd-sourcers. We then conduct two focus groups to explore the relationship between these features and the quality of requirements elicited via crowdsourcing. The analysis will lead to anumber of hypotheses to confirm and enhance in a future research in the area. The ultimate goal is to systematically develop crowdsourcing platforms for Requirements Engineering and guarantee correctness and maximize efficiency.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Crowdsourcing, Expert Survey, Crowdsourced Requirements
Group:Faculty of Science & Technology
ID Code:21904
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:28 Apr 2015 09:18
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 13:51


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