Software development with imperfect information

J.A.R. Noppen, P.M. van den Broek, Mehmet Aksit

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    Delivering software systems that fulfill all requirements of the stakeholders is very difficult, if not at all impossible. We consider the problem of coping with imperfect information, like interpreting incomplete requirement specifications or vagueness in decisions, one of the main reasons that makes software design difficult. We define a method for tracing design decisions under imperfect information. To model and compare requirements with estimations, we present fuzzy and stochastic techniques. This approach offers adequate decision support that can deal with imperfect information during software design. The approach is illustrated by a real-world example, based on a storm surge barrier system.
    Original languageUndefined
    Pages (from-to)3-28
    Number of pages26
    JournalSoft computing
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2008


    • EWI-11952
    • IR-60221
    • METIS-255935

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