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Information System Development Process - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444815941, 9781483298481

Information System Development Process, Volume 30

1st Edition

Proceedings of the IFIP WG8.1 Working Conference on Information System Development Process, Como, Italy, 1-3 September, 1993

Editors: N. Prakash C. Rolland B. Pernici
eBook ISBN: 9781483298481
Imprint: North Holland
Published Date: 2nd August 1993
Page Count: 351
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Table of Contents

Preface. Committees. Introduction. Vision driven system engineering (M. Jarke, K. Pohl). Process/Product Modeling. Customization and evolution of process models in EPOS (R. Conradi, M.L. Jaccheri). The evolutionary object model (EOM) (M. Moreno, C. Souveyet). Reuse I. Mechanisms of standardized reusability of objects (MCO methodology) (X. Castellani). Reuse of specifications and designs in a development information system (R. Bellinzona, M.G. Fugini, V. de Mey). Requirements Engineering. Use of domain knowledge for requirements validation (A.G. Sutcliffe). Utilizing scenarios in the software development process (K.M. Benner, M.S. Feather, W.L. Johnson, L.A. Zorman). Assessment and control of requirements elicitation process in a CASE environment (J. Györkös, I. Rozman). Metamodeling. A meta-model for representing software specification & design methods (M. Saeki, K. Iguchi, K. Wen-yin, M. Shinohara). A method engineering approach to information systems development (K. van Slooten, S. Brinkkemper). Cooperative Approaches. The role of interaction analysis in requirements engineering (A.J.C. Blyth, J. Chudge). Conflict management in systems development groups (R. Andersen, A. Solvberg). Process/Product Modeling II. Product modelling for requirements engineering process modelling (J.-R. Schmitt). A development model: application to Z specifications (R. Darimont, J. Souquières). Reuse II. Reusing process specifications (S. Castano, V. De Antonellis). Repositories for software reuse: the software information base (P. Constantopoulos, M. Doerr, Y. Vassiliou). Information System Engineering. Concurrent engineering of information systems (A.T. Berztiss). Business process redesign and information systems design: a happy couple? (H. Gerrits). Author Index.


This volume aims to pave the way to a greater understanding of the information system development process. Traditionally, information systems have been perceived as a slice of real world history. This has led to a strong emphasis on the development of conceptual models, the requirements specifications of which can readily be expressed. However, the route to such an expression, or the process of development, has not received any substantial attention.

It is now agreed that a study of the development process affords notable benefits. Firstly, it helps to create an understanding of what a realistic development process is and how it proceeds from an initial specification to its acceptable representation. Secondly, the nature of guidance that can be provided by the next generation of CASE tools can be substantially improved. It can be expected that these tools will cease to be mere drafting aids and consistency checking programs. Instead it is likely that they will provide a procreative environment in which the development engineer will play an important role. This tool/user symbiosis should have a beneficial impact on both the productivity of the developer and on the quality of the product.

In bringing together researchers and practitioners from such diverse areas as AI, Software Engineering, Decision Support and Information Systems, it is hoped this publication will take the quest to comprehend information system development processes a significant step forwards.


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About the Editors

N. Prakash

Affiliations and Expertise

Delhi Institute of Technology, Division of Computer Engineering, India

C. Rolland

Affiliations and Expertise

Université de Paris I, France

B. Pernici

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Udine, Italy