Identifying Smart Solutions for Fighting Illegal Logging and Timber Trade

  • Ioannis N. Athanasiadis
  • Despina Anastasiadou
  • Kostas Koulinas
  • Fotis Kiourtsis
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 413)

Abstract

We investigate how smart Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) solutions can be used for combating illegal logging and timber trade. We put together techniques from agile requirements engineering to propose a methodology for identifying user stories and associated risks and priorities and via a collaborative, participatory, single day workshop, named inception workshop. We present our findings from the first application of the method, with the active involvement of the relevant stakeholders, i.e technical and domain experts, which concluded in seven user stories.

Keywords

Agile methods requirements engineering forestry illegal logging illegal timber trade user stories participatory methods inception workshop smart solutions RFID low cost sensors 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ioannis N. Athanasiadis
    • 1
    • 2
  • Despina Anastasiadou
    • 2
  • Kostas Koulinas
    • 2
  • Fotis Kiourtsis
    • 3
  1. 1.Democritus University of ThraceXanthiGreece
  2. 2.Information Technologies Institute, Centre for Research and Technology HellasThessalonikiGreece
  3. 3.General Directorate of Forests & Rural AffairsDecentralized Administration of Macedonia and ThraceThessalonikiGreece

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