A requirements capture method and its use in an air traffic control application

T.L. McCluskey, J.M. Porteous, Y. Naik, C.N. Taylor, S. Jones

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This paper describes our experience in capturing, using a formal specification language, a model of the knowledge-intensive domain of oceanic air traffic control. This model is intended to form part of the requirements specification for a decision support system for air traffic controllers. We give an overview of the methods we used in analysing the scope of the domain, choosing an appropriate formalism, developing a domain model, and validating the model in various ways. Central to the method was the development of a formal requirements engineering environment which provided automated tools for model validation and maintenance.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-71
Number of pages24
JournalSoftware: Practice and Experience
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 30 Oct 2006


  • requirements capture
  • formal specification
  • knowledge representation

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