Title

A Value-Based Approach to Predicting System Properties from Design

Date of Original Version

5-2005

Type

Conference Proceeding

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Abstract or Description

Traditional engineering requires evaluating designs before implementing them. Evaluating a design predicts the properties of a reasonable implementation and the value of these properties to a stakeholder. Software engineering has some (though not enough) relevant evaluation techniques but lacks frameworks to compare, develop, and apply those techniques in a manner that respects h value varies by stakeholder. We present an adaptation of economists' value models that, given a design and a development method, predicts value to a client. We give examples supporting our approach. Even in its preliminary state, our approach helps to explain and characterize design evaluation techniques and shows sufficient promise to justify further development.

DOI

10.1145/1083091.1083096

 

Published In

Proceeding EDSER '05 Proceedings of the seventh international workshop on Economics-driven software engineering research, 1-5.