Scenario-based Requirements Elicitation in a Pain-teletreatment Application

I.A. Widya, Richard G.A. Bults, M.H.A. Huis in 't Veld, Miriam Marie Rosé Vollenbroek-Hutten

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    This paper proposes a way to elicit requirements in the domain of eHealth, in particular telemedicine treatment, that is in alignment with the evidence based working practice in medicine. In collaboration with ICT developers, medical professionals co-shape the intended system, which has to support the telemedicine application. These professionals develop a scenario and provide feedback to the subsequent requirements elicitation process which is based on the developed scenario. We propose a mix of methods and techniques to elicit requirements holistically to achieve the previously mentioned alignment. The requirements elicitation applies basically a top-down scenario based approach, however complemented with additional methods to overcome the inherently incompleteness of scenarios. In the proposed approach, we for example analyze treatment tasks and their goals that are not only identified or inferred from the scenario but also from the treatment protocol defined in an associated treatment trial design. This paper only addresses the early phase of requirements engineering, later phases, which require refinements of associated use cases, are beyond the scope of this paper.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the ICSOFT 4th. International Conference on Software and Data Technologies, ICSOFT 2009
    EditorsBoris Shishkov, J. Cordeiro, A. Ranchordas
    Place of PublicationPortugal
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)978-989-674-010-8
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    Event4th International Conference on Software and Data Technologies, ICSOFT 2009 - Sofia
    Duration: 26 Jul 200929 Jul 2009
    Conference number: 4

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    Conference4th International Conference on Software and Data Technologies, ICSOFT 2009
    Abbreviated titleICSOFT
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    • IR-67547
    • EWI-15765
    • EC Grant Agreement nr.: FP6/046230
    • METIS-263941

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