Sustainability, the capacity to endure, is fundamental for the societies on our planet. Despite its increasing recognition in software engineering, it remains difficult to assess the delayed systemic effects of decisions taken in requirements engineering and systems design. To support this difficult task, this paper introduces the concept of sustainability debt. The metaphor helps in the discovery, documentation, and communication of sustainability issues in requirements engineering. We build on the existing metaphor of technical debt and extend it to four other dimensions of sustainability to help think about sustainabilityaware software systems engineering. We highlight the meaning of debt in each dimension and the relationships between those dimensions.
|Nombre de pàgines||9|
|Revista||CEUR Workshop Proceedings|
|Estat de la publicació||Publicada - 2015|
|Esdeveniment||4th International Workshop on Requirements Engineering for Sustainable Systems, RE4SuSy 2015 - co-located with the 23rd IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference, RE 2015 - Ottawa, Canada|
Durada: 24 d’ag. 2015 → …