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Requirements Engineering 2021
Mon 20 - Fri 24 September 2021
Thu 23 Sep 2021 09:30 - 10:00 at Golden Dome - Crowd RE Chair(s): Pradeep K. Murukannaiah

Journal of Software: Evolution and Process 2020

Due to the pervasive use of online forums and social media, users’ feedback are more accessible today and can be used within a requirements engineering context. However, such information is often fragmented, with multiple perspectives from multiple parties involved during on-going interactions. In this paper, the authors propose a Crowd-based Requirements Engineering approach by Argumentation (CrowdRE-Arg). The framework is based on the analysis of the textual conversations found in user forums, identification of features, issues and the arguments that are in favour or opposing a given requirements statement. The analysis is to generate an argumentation model of the involved user statements, retrieve the conflicting-viewpoints, reason about the winning-arguments and present that to systems analysts to make informed-requirements decisions. For this purpose, the authors adopted a bipolar argumentation framework and a coalition-based meta-argumentation framework as well as user voting techniques. The CrowdRE-Arg approach and its algorithms are illustrated through two sample conversations threads taken from the Reddit forum. Additionally, the authors devised algorithms that can identify conflict-free features or issues based on their supporting and attacking arguments. The authors tested these machine learning algorithms on a set of 3,051 user comments, preprocessed using the content analysis technique. The results show that the proposed algorithms correctly and efficiently identify conflict-free features and issues along with their winning arguments.

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Conceptualising, Extracting and Analysing Requirements Arguments in Users Forums: The CrowdRE-Arg FrameworkJ1
Javed Ali Khan University of Science and Technology Bannu, Lin Liu , Lijie Wen , Raian Ali HBKU
Link to publication DOI
CrowdRE in a Governmental Setting: Lessons from Two Case StudiesIndustrial Innovation PaperBest Paper
Industrial Innovation Papers
Jelle Wouters Royal Netherlands Marechaussee, Rob Janssen Royal Netherlands Marechaussee, Bas van Hulst Royal Netherlands Marechaussee, John van Veenhuizen Royal Netherlands Marechaussee, Fabiano Dalpiaz Utrecht University, Sjaak Brinkkemper Utrecht University