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REFSQ 2021
Mon 12 - Thu 15 April 2021 Germany

Requirements engineering is one of the last strongholds of purely human work in an increasingly automated IT industry. The administrative parts of the job are of course supported by tooling, but when it’s about the actual content of the requirements, it still comes down to humans. Humans that are smart and resourceful, but ultimately slow, subjective, and prone to error. What if we could introduce AI to help us capture and assess large quantities of requirements, interpret them in an evolving structure and use artificial intelligence algorithms to point us to the areas that require our attention?

Queue Accha: a system developed to find structure in unstructured data, separate the important information from the clutter and that can highlight the things that require human attention. One of those things could be ethical issues in requirements. Accha can identify terms and statements that may indicate the presence of ethical issues and score them based on their risk. In this presentation, we will show you how Accha can capture, analyze, and present requirements and help us objectively determine a notoriously subjective question: is a requirement ethically sound?

About the speakers

Eduardo González López de Murillas obtained his Ph.D. at the Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands, in 2019. His research interests include machine learning, natural language processing, process mining, data extraction and transformation, data querying, automated event log building, and business process management. Currently, he works as a Machine Learning Engineer at Accha.nl, where he develops solutions to optimize manual processes involving unstructured data using techniques from different fields such as NLP and information retrieval.

Renier Hahn studied Human Computer Interaction in Eindhoven, and has been working as a business consultant in non-profit, telecom & finance for the last 15 years in various European countries. He specializes in process management, business transformation & program scoping. Currently, he is senior business consultant and knowledge manager for Precedence BV, a Dutch consultancy firm specializing in business transformation.