Composite Public Values and Software Specifications

Magdalena Garvanova, Boris Shishkov, Marijn Janssen

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Abstract

Public values are desires of the general public, that are about properties considered societally valuable, such as respecting the privacy of citizens or prohibiting polluting activities. “Translating” public values into functional solutions is thus an actual challenge. Even though Value-Sensitive Design (VSD) is about weaving public values in the design of (technical) systems, it stays insufficiently concrete as it concerns the alignment between abstract public values and technical (software) solutions. Still, VSD indirectly inspires ideas in that direction as for example the idea to consider business process variants for achieving such an alignment. Nevertheless, this is all about “atomic” public values (encapsulating only one particular behavioral goal) while one would often face public values that are “composite” in the sense that they reflect a particular human attitude rather than just a desired behavioral goal. In the current paper, we propose a value decomposition approach that allows for operationalizing composite public values. We also present experimental results featuring data analytics using self-administrated surveys.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Business Modeling and Software Design - 8th International Symposium, BMSD 2018
PublisherSpringer
Pages412-420
Number of pages9
Volume319
ISBN (Print)9783319942131
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Event8th International Symposium on Business Modeling and Software Design, BMSD 2018 - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 2 Jul 20184 Jul 2018

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Business Information Processing
Volume319
ISSN (Print)1865-1348

Conference

Conference8th International Symposium on Business Modeling and Software Design, BMSD 2018
CountryAustria
CityVienna
Period2/07/184/07/18

Keywords

  • Data analytics
  • Public values
  • Software specification

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    Garvanova, M., Shishkov, B., & Janssen, M. (2018). Composite Public Values and Software Specifications. In Proceedings of Business Modeling and Software Design - 8th International Symposium, BMSD 2018 (Vol. 319, pp. 412-420). (Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing; Vol. 319). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-94214-8_32