Identifying requirements for a metadata enabled systems thinking tool

Don E. Malzahn, Haitao Liao, Lawrence Whitman

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperpeer-review


In a complex system, interdependencies in various requirements, if overlooked, may lead to unexpected malfunction and/or violation of system integrity. The systems engineering support tool under development supports systems engineers in organizations responsible for the design, realization, and support of complex technologically intensive systems that experience difficulty in managing the interdependencies in systems requirements. This tool is to address the needs of systems engineers as they work with a range of stakeholders, each with their specific terminology, technical issues, and decision responsibilities. The physical and operational requirements are developed using a spiral model of successive evolutionary steps in system realization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventIIE Annual Conference and Expo 2008 - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Duration: May 17 2008May 21 2008


OtherIIE Annual Conference and Expo 2008
CityVancouver, BC


  • Requirements definition
  • Systems engineering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Software
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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