A Requirements Engineering Technology for the IoT Software Systems

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https://doi.org/10.5753/jserd.2021.1892

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Software Engineering, Requirements Engineering, Internet of Things, IoT Software Systems, , Software Systems Specification, Software system requirements document, Software technology

Abstract

Contemporary software systems (CSS) – such as the internet of things (IoT) based software systems – incorporate new concerns and characteristics inherent to the network, software, hardware, context awareness, interoperability, and others, compared to conventional software systems. In this sense, requirements engineering (RE) plays a fundamental role in ensuring these software systems' correct development looking for the business and end-user needs. Several software technologies supporting RE are available in the literature, but many do not cover all CSS specificities, notably those based on IoT. This research article presents RETIoT (Requirements Engineering Technology for the Internet of Things based software systems), aiming to provide methodological, technical, and tooling support to produce IoT software system requirements document. It is composed of an IoT scenario description technique, a checklist to verify IoT scenarios, construction processes, and templates for IoT software systems. A feasibility study was carried out in IoT system projects to observe its templates and identify improvement opportunities. The results indicate the feasibility of RETIoT templates' when used to capture IoT characteristics. However, further experimental studies represent research opportunities, strengthen confidence in its elements (construction process, techniques, and templates), and capture end-user perception.

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2021-10-20

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Valente da Silva , D. ., Pedraça de Souza , B., Guidini Goncalves, T., & Horta Travassos , G. . (2021). A Requirements Engineering Technology for the IoT Software Systems. Journal of Software Engineering Research and Development, 9(1), 11:1 – 11:18. https://doi.org/10.5753/jserd.2021.1892

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