Analyzing engineering contributions using a specialized concept map

Arnon Sturm, Daniel Gross, Jian Wang, Eric Yu

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Identifying open problems in an engineering domain is a first step towards making new contributions. To identify problems one often examines existing solutions to recognize opportunities for advances. As the knowledge in a domain grows and multiplies, it becomes increasingly difficult to keep track of advances made, especially in relation to evolving needs. Drawing from goaloriented requirements engineering, we propose a specialized use of concept maps to map out contributions to problem-solving knowledge in an engineering domain. We illustrate the approach using the domain of Architecture Description Languages (ADLs) and discuss usefulness and usability of the specialized concept map.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89-96
Number of pages8
JournalCEUR Workshop Proceedings
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014
EventJoint 26th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering Forum and Doctoral Consortium, CAiSE-Forum-DC 2014 - Thessaloniki, Greece
Duration: 18 Jun 201420 Jun 2014


  • Concept map
  • Knowledge mapping
  • Requirement engineering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science


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