Open Source Requirements Elicitation Workshop – London 08/01/09 3


The Open Source Specialist Group (OSSG) will be holding a one day workshop on Open Source Requirements Elicitation from 1030 on Thursday 8th January 2009 at the BCS Central London Offices, First Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London WC2E 7HA.

Papers and posters for presentation are being sought along with a call for those just wishing to attend and participate. It is envisaged that the workshop will consider:

(1) What is the state of the art in Requirements Elicitation for Open Source Software?

(2) How Open Source methodology might best be used in Requirements Elicitation generally?

Those currently presenting papers at the workshop include:

Ian Alexander, Scenario Plus http://www.scenarioplus.org.uk and Chair of the BCS Requirements Engineering Specialist Group (RESG) whose forthcoming book ‘Discovering Requirements’ is soon to be published by Wiley in February 2009.

Mark Elkins, Chair and Treasurer of OSSG who is currently undertaking research at Solent University involving requirements elicitation.

There will also be presentations by:

Conrad Taylor, Chair of the Electronic Publishing Specialist Group (EPSG) and Kemi Adeboye, Southbank University – Usability is a Requirement – how easy is it to achieve in Open Source projects?

Cornelia Boldyreff, Professor of Software Engineering, University of Lincoln – OSS Software Engineering meets Social Networking: Building Communities. This will include detail of some of the work being carried out by the Centre for Research in Open Source Software (CROSS) at Lincoln.

For further information please contact Mark Elkins at mark_elkins@bcs.org

There will be no fee to participate in this event and a free buffet and refreshments will be available during the day.


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