Living With Inconsistencyan ICSE 97 Workshop, Saturday May 17th, 1977
Workshop Chair & Contact:
Prof. Stephen Fickas (University of Oregon - Eugene, Oregon, USA)
Prof. Jeffrey Kramer(Imperial College - London, UK)
Dr. Martin Feather (CS3 - LosAngeles & JPL - Pasadena, California, USA)
Traditional work on inconsistency in Requirements Engineering has viewed consistency as a virtue and inconsistency as a bug. The notion of an inconsistent specification has generated methods and models for detecting and removing inconsistency as early as possible. In this workshop, we take a broader view. We are interested in the Requirements Engineering of systems that may need to, or may even want to live with inconsistency. There are three key sources of such inconsistency that we wish to consider at the workshop:
We believe that, for a large number of systems, each of these three types of inconsistency will be inevitable and impossible to avoid. Instead, mechanisms must be devised to live with them and mitigate their negative impact. We are particularly interested in bridging the largest gap of all, that between requirements time reasoning, and run-time actions.
The research areas that arise out of our view of inconsistency are as follows:
Workshop Format & Submission
We plan an intensive 1-day workshop. To encourage interaction, there will be maximum of 20 participants.
We encourage those with an interest in any of these research areas to submit a short position paper by Monday March 17th 1997 (St Patrick's Day) to Fickas (address below). Electronic submission, in the form of a plain text or postscript file, preferred.
Prof. Stephen Fickas
Also of interest:Call for papers, IEEE special issue on Managing Inconsistency in Software Development
1997 International Conference on Software Engineering Last modified: 10 May 1997