Large-scale information systems, such as those in business, defense and industry, constitute a steadily growing and strategic component of the software market. These systems are traditionally built by using a three-stage process consisting of requirement acquisition and specification, conceptual design and detailed design and coding. Among them, the first stage is generally acknowledged as the most important and problematical stage. It is very difficult to get a clear and un-shifting system requirements, while errors made at this stage are extremely expensive to correct when they are discovered during testing or during system operation phase. These dilemma made most of existing systems end in failure.


Software Engineer Domain Knowledge Requirement Model Software Development Process Virtual Enterprise 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ruqian Lu
    • 1
  • Zhi Jin
    • 1
  1. 1.Academia SinicaBeijingPeople’s Republic of China

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