IT4BI MSc Thesis in 2014
On the Complexity of Requirements Engineering for Decision-Support Systems: The CID Case Study
The Chagas disease is classified as a life-threatening disease by the World Health Organization (WHO) and is currently causing death to 534,000 people every year. In order to advance with the disease control, the WHO presented a strategy that included the development of the Chagas Information Database (CID) for surveillance to raise awareness about Chagas. CID is defined as a decision-support system to support national and international authorities in both their day-by-day and long-term decision making. The requirements engineering to develop this project was particularly complex and Pohl’s framework was followed. This work describes the results of applying the framework in this project. Thus, it focuses on the requirements engineering stage. The difficulties found motivated the further study and analysis of the complexity of requirements engineering in decision-support systems and the feasibility of using this framework.