The central role of requirements engineering in a future world of ubiquitous technologies

Autoren Mario Pichler
Gabriele Kotsis
Titel The central role of requirements engineering in a future world of ubiquitous technologies
Typ Technischer Bericht
Nummer SCCH-TR-0701
Ort Hagenberg, Austria
Institution Software Comptence Center Hagenberg GmbH
Abteilung PQE
Monat January
Jahr 2007
SCCH ID# 701
Abstract

This paper is concerned with the increasing technology penetration of our everyday life. Often, it is not clear what these technologies are good for and what value they bring to our life. Especially with the emerging research disciplines of Ubiquitous and Pervasive Computing, it is criticized that research and development is too technology-oriented. Therefore, researchers increasingly claim for more application orientation in these research disciplines. It is shown that and how Requirements Engineering will play a central role as means to equilibrate the imbalance between technology push and application orientation in a (future) world of ubiquitous technologies. The importance of a cooperation with a market-oriented discipline, Product Management, to realize this balance and, therefore, increase the probability for innovations is further demonstrated.