SusAF Welcomes SusApp: Tool Support for the Sustainability Awareness Framework
Paper i proceeding, 2021

As sustainability increasingly gains attention, it has also found its way into the area of software engineering, with a specific emphasis on requirements engineering. The Sustainability Awareness Framework (SusAF) proposed by Duboc et al. supports stakeholders in taking the long view at their software systems in terms of sustainability. In this paper, we propose SusApp, a web-based tool to simplify the application of the SusAF. In particular, it facilitates the documentation and visualization of effects on sustainability. To learn about the users' perception of SusApp, we conducted two small-scale user studies that investigated the tool's usability and usefulness. Overall, the studies showed that the tool was generally perceived positively by the participants. However, shortcomings in the usability became apparent, which have also impacted the perceived usefulness.

Requirements engineering

Sociotechnical systems

Sustainable development

Software tools


Maike Basmer

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Timo Kehrer

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Birgit Penzenstadler

Testing, Requirements, Innovation and Psychology

Lappeenrannan-Lahden teknillinen yliopisto (LUT)

Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Requirements Engineering

1090705X (ISSN) 23326441 (eISSN)

9781665428569 (ISBN)

29th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference, RE 2021
Virtual, Notre Dame, USA,



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