Categories: ISCRAM2006 Conference


Chair: Paul Burghardt,
Research Manager at Delft Consortium on Intelligent Systems, Netherlands

The purpose of this session is to present efficient and effective ways to capture requirements in research and development projects that have limited resources to do so.

Many R&D projects in the field of information systems for crisis response and management are confronted with the need to capture requirements. The initial  proposal-time vision on the crisis management and response organizations for which the information technology will be developed is often not specific enough. The need arises to acquire in depth knowledge of the domain and to refine the  requirements. This work is often complicated by the fact that multiple stakeholders must be considered while the project resources to do so are very limited.  Such technology oriented projects could greatly benefit from efficient and yet effective methods to capture requirements that meet real world demands. 

Some non-exhaustive examples of topics that could contribute to this session are:
ï Techniques for the analysis of reports on past crises cases
ï Using qualitative research techniques to capture requirements
ï Using computer simulation to discover requirements
ï Facilitating requirements capture by means of group decisions support systems
ï Encouraging knowledge sharing with regard to requirements by using collaborative (web based) software
ï Comparing crisis application with other kinds of (military) systems to discover and sharpen requirements
ï Using crisis scenarios to drive requirements capture
ï Learning requirements by performing large scale (training) exercises on the policy and operational field work levels.

This session invites practitioners, developers and researchers to provide:
ï Case studies describing how an R&D  project (in progress) are dealing with requirements capture (2500 words);
ï Case studies on how requirements were captured in actual projects, with methodological explanation, justification and evaluation (Full paper, 5000 words)
ï Methodological proposals on ISCRAM requirements capture featuring a specific approach (See above examples)  (full paper, 5000 words)

Authors are encouraged to submit examples of innovative multi-disciplinary approaches where methods from the social and management sciences have been merged with systems and software engineering processes.

ISCRAM2006, the Third International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, will take place in Newark, New Jersey, USA, at the New Jersey Institute of Technology from May 14-17 2006.

Important dates
Early Registration opens December 1, 2005 
Paper Submissions January 12, 2006
Review Notifications March 3, 2006
Final Camera-ready Paper* March 17, 2006
Workshops & Doctoral Colloquium May 14, 2006
Main Conference Program May 15-17, 2006
* Full papers 5,000 words; Research in progress, Practitioner Cases 2,500 words

Key Conference Personnel
General Conference Chair: Bartel Van de Walle 
Program Chair: Murray Turoff
Doctoral Colloquium Chair David Mendonca
ISCRAM Society Representative Benny CarlÈ