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Requirement elicitation and analysis of ICT4D using agent oriented modeling

Loh, Gary Chee Wyai and Cheah, Wai Shiang and Sim, Yee Wai (2016) Requirement elicitation and analysis of ICT4D using agent oriented modeling. In: International Conference on ICT for Transformation 2016, 05-07 April 2016, Center for postgraduate UMS Sabah Malaysia.. (Unpublished)

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Techniques such as interview and natural language elicitation are widely used for needs analysis, particularly in the modeling of indigenous software in Borneo.However, these approaches are often inadequate as they are subject to biases in interpretation by either the knowledge engineer or subject experts.Natural language specification tends to be overly flexible.It is also subjected to the perception and interpretation of the reader and writer.On the other hand, the interview process is always influenced by IT experts’ perception. Understanding requirements is an important study for ICT4D as most existing software has been targeted for a larger audience. This subjective approach is however, error-prone and could even lead to a failure of projects. We introduce an alternative approach to elicit the requirement of the rural community in Borneo through agent oriented models, AOM.AOM presents the requirements at a higher level of abstraction and supports social engagement across various stakeholders. We introduce process, models as well as Two case studies to validate our proposed method in eliciting the ICT usage for the Buayan community in Sabah, and understanding the IT training requirement for Bario community in Sarawak, Malaysia.The models have provided insights into community needs and thus facilitating the design of IT training program that addresses their concerns.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Organized by: Universiti Utara Malaysia
Uncontrolled Keywords: Requirement engineering, agent oriented model, ICT4D
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: School of Computing
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2018 01:57
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2018 01:57

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