Ontological support for managing non-functional requirements in pervasive healthcare

Koay, Nigel and Kataria, Pavandeep and Juric, Radmila and Oberndorf, Patricia and Terstyanszky, Gabor (2009) Ontological support for managing non-functional requirements in pervasive healthcare. In: Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 42), Hawaii, Big Island, US, January 5 - 8, 2009. IEEE, pp. 1-10. ISBN 9780769534503


Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/HICSS.2009.333


We designed and implemented an ontological solution which makes provisions for choosing adequate devices/sensors for remote monitoring of patients who are suffering from post-stroke health complications. We argue that non-functional requirements in pervasive healthcare systems can be elicited and managed through semantics stored in ontological models and reasoning created upon them. Our contribution is twofold: we enrich the elicitation process and specification of non-functional requirements within the requirements engineering discipline and we address the pervasiveness of healthcare software systems through the way of choosing devices embedded in them and users expectations in terms of having access to pervasive services personalized to their needs.

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Research Community:University of Westminster > Electronics and Computer Science, School of
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