Equality Requirements for Software Systems: A Survey

Maryam Ali Al Hinai, Ruzanna Chitchyan

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In order to support social sustainability through software systems, we must learn to engineer requirements that foster sustainability conditions within a society. Yet, the notion of social sustainability is very complex, encompassing equality, trust, cultural and religious diversity support, community participation and more. In this paper we present results of a survey-based study on the notion of equality within a range of software users. Do diverse users converge to some common views on equality? Does the diversity of users itself influence these perceptions. And can we formulate requirements statements for these perceptions? We explore these questions through analysis of data from 155 (relatively well educated, English speaking, and technologically literate) survey respondents.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ICT4S 2019 Conference
EditorsAnnika Wolff
PublisherCEUR Workshop Proceedings
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 17 Jun 2019
EventInternational Conference on ICT for Sustainability - Lappeenranta Univeristy of Technology, Lappeenranta, Finland
Duration: 10 Jun 201915 Jun 2019
Conference number: 6

Publication series

NameICT for Sustainability
ISSN (Electronic)1613-0073


ConferenceInternational Conference on ICT for Sustainability
Abbreviated titleICT4S
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  • Social sustainability
  • software
  • requirements engineering
  • equality
  • survey


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