A Nichesourcing Framework Applied to Software Sustainability Requirements

TítuloA Nichesourcing Framework Applied to Software Sustainability Requirements
AutoresNelly Condori-Fernandez, Patricia Lago, Miguel Luaces, Alejandro Catala
TipoComunicación para congreso
Fonte IEEE Thirteen International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science, Brussels (Belgium), IEEE, pp. 280-285 , 2019.
ISBN978-1-7281-4844-1/19
DOI10.1109/RCIS.2019.8877000
Abstract[Background] A software sustainability model is commonly defined in terms of social, economic, technical and environmental dimensions. A key challenge is its characterization regarding sustainability requirements and their dependencies since it depends on, and varies with, the type of software system, and changes in operational contexts. [Aims] With the purpose of facilitating the definition of a context-dependent software sustainability model, we introduce nichesourcing as a type of distributed problem-solving paradigm, named crowdsourcing. [Method] First a set of nichesourcing requirements were identified, and an existing nichesourcing methodology, originally used in the cultural heritage domain was analyzed with respect to its applicability in Software Engineering. [Results] As a result, we propose an adapted methodology for nichesourcing the knowledge on sustainability requirements and their dependencies. Strengths and challenges for crowdsourced software engineering are also identified.
Palabras chavecrowdsourcing, dependency, sustainability requirements