Title: DEVELOPING CORE SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS OF ENERGY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR SMART CAMPUS WITH ADVANCED SOFTWARE ENGINEERING

Issue Number: Vol. 4, No. 1
Year of Publication: 2014
Page Numbers: 48-55
Authors: Shigeru Kusakabe, Hsin-Hung Lin, Yoichi Omori, Keijiro Araki
Journal Name: International Journal of New Computer Architectures and their Applications (IJNCAA)
- Hong Kong
DOI:  http://dx.doi.org/10.17781/p005

Abstract:


Higher educational institutions such as universities provide campus data and information to stakeholders such as students, faculty staff, administrators, media, and community members. They also analyze such data and information for decision making, planning and continuous improvement. They obtain necessary capabilities for collecting, providing and analyzing data and information by acquiring products and services from suppliers or by developing products and services by themselves. As in today’s social infrastructure, software plays an important role and software seems to keep growing in its scope, size and complexity in infrastructure of educational institutions. However, many organizations have not invested in the capabilities necessary to effectively manage life-cycle process for such software products and services. We argue that software engineering techniques, such as process improvement framework and software product line engineering are important in developing requirements and systems effective in continuous improvement. In this paper, we discuss a trial case to improve the energy management system in our campus, as an emerging area of institutional continuous improvement, by using software engineering techniques under the goal of increasing the awareness and involvement of members for smart energy management.