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AAMAS 2013: Tutorial on Commitments in Software Engineering

posted Feb 11, 2013, 6:31 AM by Amit Chopra   [ updated Mar 4, 2013, 8:14 AM ]
Date (tentative): May 7, 2013
Presenters: Amit K. Chopra and Munindar P. Singh

As software engineering and, specifically, requirements engineering, heads toward the development of sociotechnical systems, it is only natural that we wish to understand social relationships precisely. Likewise, another emerging subarea, RE and Law, is intimately concerned with modeling norms as social relationships.  This tutorial will present dwell on an important modeling abstraction, namely, commitment among actors.  Over the past few years, the notion of commitments has become a leading way in which to model social relationships succinctly and formally.  This tutorial will cover the conceptual and formal aspects related to commitments and show the value of commitments in software engineering, especially requirements engineering.  Parts of this tutorial have featured in graduate courses.

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