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Conditional preferences in software stakeholders' judgments

Ivana Ognjanovic and Dragan Gasevic and Ebrahim Bagheri and Mohsen Asadi
Reference:
Ivana Ognjanovic; Dragan Gasevic; Ebrahim Bagheri and Mohsen Asadi Conditional preferences in software stakeholders' judgments. In SAC, pages 683-690, 2011.
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Abstract:
In reality, many of the stakeholders' decisions about their desirable requirements can be dependent on other internal or external factors. Such dependencies entail conditionality between the requirements that have been defined, e.g., a requirement is desirable for the stakeholders only if a certain condition is met or some other requirements are excluded. In this paper, we propose a novel framework that tackles the challenge of capturing and processing software stakeholders' conditional preferences. Our proposal ex-tends the Stratified Analytic Hierarchical Process (S-AHP) method that we have previously introduced. S-AHP is built on top of the Analytic Hierarchical Process method, which performs a pair-wise comparison of stakeholders' preferences. The current main framework for handling conditionality is TCP-nets, which suffers from the inability to handle hierarchical structure of comparisons and cycles in dependencies defined by the conditional requirements. Also, TCP-nets is primarily developed for qualitative preferences and its quantitative extensions cannot completely capture quantitative relative importance. We show that our framework is able to address these shortcomings of TCP-nets while preserving many of its advantages.
Bibtex Entry:
@inproceedings{DBLP:conf/sac/OgnjanovicGBA11, author = {Ivana Ognjanovic and Dragan Gasevic and Ebrahim Bagheri and Mohsen Asadi}, title = {Conditional preferences in software stakeholders' judgments}, booktitle = {SAC}, year = {2011}, pages = {683-690}, ee = {http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1982185.1982335}, crossref = {DBLP:conf/sac/2011}, bibsource = {DBLP, http://dblp.uni-trier.de}, abstract = { In reality, many of the stakeholders' decisions about their desirable requirements can be dependent on other internal or external factors. Such dependencies entail conditionality between the requirements that have been defined, e.g., a requirement is desirable for the stakeholders only if a certain condition is met or some other requirements are excluded. In this paper, we propose a novel framework that tackles the challenge of capturing and processing software stakeholders' conditional preferences. Our proposal ex-tends the Stratified Analytic Hierarchical Process (S-AHP) method that we have previously introduced. S-AHP is built on top of the Analytic Hierarchical Process method, which performs a pair-wise comparison of stakeholders' preferences. The current main framework for handling conditionality is TCP-nets, which suffers from the inability to handle hierarchical structure of comparisons and cycles in dependencies defined by the conditional requirements. Also, TCP-nets is primarily developed for qualitative preferences and its quantitative extensions cannot completely capture quantitative relative importance. We show that our framework is able to address these shortcomings of TCP-nets while preserving many of its advantages. } }




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