Challenges in "mobilizing" desktop applications: A new methodology for requirements engineering

Rabeb Mizouni, Adel Serhani, Rachida Dssouli, Abdelghani Benharref

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Abstract

With the proliferation of mobile devices, the challenge today is to provide users with applications that are of real value. These applications are, in most of the cases, mobilized versions of desktop applications that fit the contextual requirements of mobility constraints. When developed from a desktop application, it is difficult to align the mobile application with user expectations because of the experience the user has from the desktop application. In addition, in current practices, we can notice a lack of relevant guidance that assists the analyst in building such applications. To overcome this shortcoming, we propose a methodology for requirements elicitation when mobilizing desktop applications. This methodology relies on using knowledge the user has from her/his experience on the desktop application on one hand and learning from strengths and limitations of desktop applications on the other hand. It helps the definition of the set of features that the mobile application should provide to meet users' expectations. An application has been mobilized following our methodology to evaluate it.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 International Conference on Innovations in Information Technology, IIT '09
Pages225-229
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event2009 International Conference on Innovations in Information Technology, IIT '09 - Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates
Duration: Dec 15 2009Dec 17 2009

Publication series

Name2009 International Conference on Innovations in Information Technology, IIT '09

Other

Other2009 International Conference on Innovations in Information Technology, IIT '09
Country/TerritoryUnited Arab Emirates
CityAl-Ain
Period12/15/0912/17/09

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems

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