Technical Report: Requirements Gathering through First Responder Social Network Analysis

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In this report we present our work on applying social network analysis to the problem of enabling and supporting a requirements gathering methodology for stakeholder communities active in social media. We describe the design and prototype of a methodology optimized for the first responders community, based on a dashboard or set of online tools for interacting with the results of focused social network analysis. Our objective is to create a repeatable set of methods that can be applied to online first responder communities to carry out stages of the requirements gathering process. We are currently developing and refining a set of software tools to support these methods.


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June 20, 2013
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Related Projects:

First Responders logoFirst Responders Requirements Metholodology (FirstResponders)
Principal Investigator: Deborah L. McGuinness
Co Investigator: John S. Erickson
Description: The purpose of this project is to design and prototype a requirements-gathering methodology driven by the first responders community. The methodology will include examining the current state of collecting and synthesizing responder requirements, assessing the effectiveness of that process, evaluating existing candidate platforms for use within this community, and producing a roadmap that can be used by NIST and others to achieve a solution enabling the responder community to more effectively dialogue with key stakeholders. A prototype implementation of the methodology will be developed using the roadmap and will be available for testing and evaluation and requirements gathering.

Related Research Areas:

Social Web
Lead Professor: Jim Hendler
Description: Social Web
Concepts: Semantic Web
Web Science
Lead Professor: Jim Hendler, Deborah L. McGuinness
Description: Web Science is the study of the World Wide Web and its impact on both society and technology, positioning the Web as an object of scientific study unto itself. Web Science recognizes the Web as a transformational, disruptive technology; its practitioners study the Web, its components, facets and characteristics. Ultimately, Web Science is about understanding the Web and anticipating how it might evolve in the future.
Concepts: Semantic Web