Computer Science

Computer Science Colloquium

Professor Dr. Neil A. Maiden
City University London, Center for HCI Design

Discovering Services from Requirements: The SeCSE Way

Tue 24.10.2006, 11:00, 60 minutes
HS 14


Service-centric systems pose new challenges and opportunities for requirements processes and techniques. This talk will report new techniques developed by the EU-funded SeCSE Integrated Project that enable service discovery during early requirements processes and exploit discovered services to enhance requirements specifications. SeCSE's service discovery environment implements new capabilities that overcome existing requirements problems. The talk will outline the environment and describes the algorithm for discovering services from requirements that are expressed using structured natural language. The algorithm is demonstrated using a simple automotive example that was used in a requirements workshop with our industrial automotive partners in SeCSE to evaluate the potential utility of the algorithm when discovering new requirements from retrieved services.


Neil Maiden is Professor of Systems Engineering and Head of the Centre for Human-Computer Interface Design, an independent research department in City University's School of Informatics. He has been directing inter-disciplinary research in requirements engineering for 15 years and has worked on numerous EPSRC- and EU-funded research projects including SIMP, NATURE, CREWS, BANKSEC, SeCSE and APOSDLE. He has over 100 papers in journals and conference and workshop publications. He was Program Chair for the 12th IEEE International Conference on Requirements Engineering in Kyoto in 2004. He is the Editor of the IEEE Software's Requirements column. Details are available from
Invited by a. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Paul Grünbacher

The Computer Science Colloquium is organized by the Department of Coputer Science at JKU, the Österreichische Gesellschaft für Informatik (ÖGI) and the Österreichische Computergesellschaft (OCG).
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