Towards a systematic process for the elicitation of sustainability requirements

Barbara Paech, Ana Moreira, João Araujo, Peter Kaiser

Research output: Contribution to journalConference articlepeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)
6 Downloads (Pure)


In recent years, several approaches have been proposed in the area of sustainability requirements. They have classified sustainability into different dimensions and explored these dimensions as well as the relationships of sustainability requirements to functional requirements and quality requirements, other than sustainability. Furthermore, case studies were reported. Only a few papers describe a systematic process for deriving sustainability requirements for a specific system. In this paper, we report on work in progress on such a process. The main idea is to provide a checklist of general and IT-specific details for the sustainability dimensions and a checklist of general influences between the dimensions. These checklists can be used to iteratively refine the requirements of a specific system with sustainability considerations which balance the different dimensions. We sketch this process and illustrate it with an example.

Original languageEnglish
JournalCEUR Workshop Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event8th International Workshop on Requirements Engineering for Sustainable Systems, RE4SuSy 2019 - Jeju, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 24 Sep 2019 → …


Dive into the research topics of 'Towards a systematic process for the elicitation of sustainability requirements'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this