Vision: Requirements engineering for software development in aged care

John Grundy, Anuradha Madugalla, Jennifer McIntosh, Truyen Tran

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Technology can play a key role in enabling the aged care system to provide better care for the older adults. In the past few years we have collaborated with several industry partners working in the field of aged care. Some of these operate and maintain aged care facilities, and some provide technological solutions to aged care providers. These collaborations involved extensive requirements elicitation to identify the needs of aged care residents, carers, clinical staff and facility administrators, on projects including mobile apps, data analysis, workforce training, and smart homes. Based on these, we have come up with a vision on a number of opportunities, and exposed many significant challenges, for requirements engineering in the aged care software domain that must be addressed. We summarise some of these requirements engineering challenges and a propose a vision with a framework to help address them in next-generation aged care software projects.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 31st IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference Workshops, REW 2023
EditorsKurt Schneider, Fabiano Dalpiaz, Jennifer Horkoff
Place of PublicationPiscataway NJ USA
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9798350326918
ISBN (Print)9798350326925
Publication statusPublished - 2023
EventInternational Workshop on Requirements Engineering for Well-Being, Aging, and Health 2023 - Hannover, Germany
Duration: 5 Sept 20235 Sept 2023
Conference number: 4th (Proceedings) (Website)


ConferenceInternational Workshop on Requirements Engineering for Well-Being, Aging, and Health 2023
Abbreviated titleREWBAH 2023
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  • adaptive user interfaces
  • ageing users
  • data analysis
  • machine learning
  • mobile apps
  • predictive analytics
  • smart homes
  • software for aged care

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