A WebGIS Interface Requirements Modeling Language

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WebGIS applications have become popular due to technological advances in location and sensor technology, with diverse examples with different objectives becoming available. However, there is a lack of requirements elicitation approaches for WebGIS applications, restricting the communication between stakeholders, compromising the systematization of development, and the overall quality of the resulting systems. In this paper, we present the WebGIS Interface Requirements Modeling Language (WebGIS IRML), developed to support communication between stakeholders and developers, addressing user interface requirements during the development process of a WebGIS application. WebGIS IRML is supported by a requirements model editor, which was developed using Model-Driven Development (MDD) techniques. We also describe an experiment which was performed to evaluate the language, involving 30 participants (mostly IT Engineers), to measure the ease of understanding of the language models resulting from the use of the language in the editor and capture the feedback of participants about it. Generally, the results were quite positive, encouraging the use of the language for WebGIS development.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearch Challenges in Information Science: 15th International Conference, RCIS 2021, Proceedings
EditorsSamira Cherfi, Anna Perini, Selmin Nurcan
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-75018-3
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-75017-6
Publication statusPublished - 8 May 2021
Event15th International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science, RCIS 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 11 May 202114 May 2021

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Business Information Processing
Volume415 LNBIP
ISSN (Print)1865-1348
ISSN (Electronic)1865-1356


Conference15th International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science, RCIS 2021
CityVirtual, Online


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