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Requirements Engineering 2021
Mon 20 - Fri 24 September 2021
Wed 22 Sep 2021 08:50 - 09:20 at Basilica - RE 4 AI Chair(s): Travis Breaux

Machine Learning (ML) is an application of Artificial Intelligence (AI) that uses big data to produce complex predictions and decision-making systems, which would be challenging to obtain otherwise. To ensure the success of ML-enabled systems, it is essential to be aware of certain qualities of ML solutions (performance, transparency, fairness), known from a Requirement Engineering (RE) perspective as non-functional requirements (NFRs). However, when systems involve ML, NFRs for traditional software may not apply in the same ways; some NFRs may become more prominent or less important; NFRs may be defined over the ML model, data, or the entire system; and NFRs for ML may be measured differently. In this work, we aim to understand the state-of-the-art and challenges of dealing with NFRs for ML in industry. We interviewed ten engineering practitioners working with NFRs and ML. We find examples of (1) the identification and measurement of NFRs for ML, (2) identification of more and less important NFRs for ML, and (3) the challenges associated with NFRs and ML in the industry. This knowledge paints a picture of how ML-related NFRs are treated in practice and helps to guide future RE for ML efforts.

Wed 22 Sep

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08:20 - 09:20
RE 4 AIResearch Papers at Basilica
Chair(s): Travis Breaux Carnegie Mellon University

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What’s up with Requirements Engineering for Artificial Intelligence Systems?Research Paper
Research Papers
Khlood Ahmad Deakin University, Muneera Bano School of Information Technology, Deakin University, Mohamed Abdelrazek Deakin University, Australia, Chetan Arora Deakin University, John Grundy Monash University
Non-functional Requirements for Machine Learning: Understanding Current Use and Challenges in IndustryResearch Paper
Research Papers
Khan Mohammad Habibullah University of Gothenburg, Jennifer Horkoff Chalmers and the University of Gothenburg