Multifaceted Requirements Engineering: Developing A MESH (Municipal-Environmental-Social-Health) Platform

Meira Levy, Safed Israel, Michal Pauzner

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Requirements Engineering (RE) practices involve various stakeholders and disciplines. In the context of developing a MESH (Municipal-Environmental-Social-Health) platform that aims to improve health outcomes, and in our research the prevention of type 2 diabetes by promoting healthy lifestyle and people's well-being, the RE process requires multifaceted considerations and stakeholders. The MESH platform exhibits the realization that ecological determinants coupled with the social determinants, which are the non-medical health factors that influence health outcomes and reflect the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age impact health. The MESH comprehensive framework includes methods and tools for MESH platform development. The first phase of the on-going research is a collaborative transdisciplinary course of the design, engineering, and medicine faculties. Students from the different disciplines collaborated and implemented design thinking methodology to come up with innovative technological and design solutions for the MESH platform. In this vision paper we present the research and the RE processes that took place during the course and provide general guidelines for developing MESHs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 30th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference Workshops, REW 2022
EditorsEric Knauss, Gunter Mussbacher, Chetan Arora, Muneera Bano, Jean-Guy Schneider
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781665460002
StatePublished - 2022
Event30th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference Workshops, REW 2022 - Virtual, Online, Australia
Duration: 15 Aug 202219 Aug 2022

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Requirements Engineering
ISSN (Print)1090-705X
ISSN (Electronic)2332-6441


Conference30th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference Workshops, REW 2022
CityVirtual, Online

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2022 IEEE.


  • Design Thinking
  • Diabetes
  • Environmental Determinants
  • Health
  • Requirements Engineering
  • Social Determinants

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science
  • General Engineering
  • Strategy and Management


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