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International Journal of Business Information Systems
International Journal of Business Information Systems


Special Issue on: "Requirement Engineering Processes in Information Systems"

Guest Editors:
Dr. Saqib Saeed, Bahria University, Pakistan
Dr. Sameer Abufardeh, North Dakota State University, USA
Dr. Zaigham Mahmood, University of Derby, UK

Information systems (IS) play a crucial role in decision making by providing appropriate information storage, analysis and distribution support for managers. Most information system projects fail due to weak requirement engineering processes. Problems such as inadequate requirement elicitation, poor requirement analysis and negotiation processes and lack of appropriate requirement management practices hinder the realisation of effective information systems.

Furthermore, diversity in IS application areas has emphasised the need for innovative requirement engineering (RE) methodologies tailored to the needs of application domains. Traditional requirement engineering literature has mainly focused on bespoke development and market-driven requirement engineering has gained little attention.

The objectives of this special issue are twofold: (i) to invite ideas, suggestions and recommendations and publish high quality contributions examining the inherent issues in effective requirement engineering processes and (ii) to invite case studies and disseminate best practices employed by organisations, project managers and practitioners.

We intend to present contributions that will be useful and of interest to academicians from a range of fields including information systems, software engineering and system engineering.

Subject Coverage
We invite contributions with a special focus on computing discipline. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Market-driven requirement engineering (MDRE) vs. requirement engineering in bespoke systems
  • Requirement elicitation approaches for information system development
  • Quality in requirement engineering processes
  • Requirement engineering and software standards
  • Requirement triage and advanced requirement prioritisation techniques
  • Requirement analysis methodologies
  • Requirement traceability
  • Requirement management challenges
  • Ethnography and requirement elicitation
  • Requirement validation and verification mechanisms
  • Requirement specification approaches in practice
  • Relevant tools, frameworks and methodologies
  • Case studies

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. Have a look at our Author guidelines and read our detailed information on Preparing articles.

You may send one copy in the form of an MS Word file attached to an email to the following:

Dr. Saqib Saeed
Bahria University
Department of Graduate Studies and Applied Sciences
Shangrila Road
Islamabad 44000

Important Dates

Deadline for paper submission: 30 May, 2013

Results notification: 30 August, 2013

Final paper submission: 30 October, 2013