A series of workshops will be held in conjunction with RE'14 to encourage the exchange of ideas and to discuss challenging research issues in requirements engineering. Workshops will be held before the main conference on August 25th and 26th, 2014.
|Monday, August 25, 2014|
|WS01 - EmpiRE||4th Workshop on Empirical Requirements Engineering|
|WS02 - ESPRE||1st Workshop on Evolving Security and Privacy Requirements Engineering|
|WS03 - MoDRE||4th International Model-Driven Requirements Engineering Workshop|
|WS04 - REBPM||1st International Workshop on the Interrelations between Requirements Engineering & Business Process Management|
|WS05 - REET||Workshop on Requirements Engineering Education & Training|
|WS06 - UsARE||2nd International Workshop on Usability and Accessibility focused Requirements Engineering|
|Tuesday, August 26, 2014|
|WS07 - AIRE||1st International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence for Requirements Engineering|
|WS08 - IWSPM||8th International Workshop on Software Product Management|
|WS09 - RE4SuSy||3rd International Workshop on Requirements Engineering for Sustainable Systems|
|WS10 - RELAW||7th International Workshop on Requirements Engineering and Law|
|WS11 - RePa||4th International Workshop on Requirements Patterns|
|WS12 - RePriCo||5th International Workshop on Requirements Prioritization and Communication|
|WS13 - RET||1st International Workshop on Requirements Engineering and Testing|
For more information on each workshop, please visit the individual workshop's website.
WS01 - EmpiRE
4th Workshop on Empirical Requirements Engineering - Monday, August 25, 2014
The International Workshop series on Empirical Requirements Engineering (EmpiRE) aims to increase the cross-fertilization of Empirical Software Engineering (ESE) methods and Requirements Engineering (RE) by actively encouraging the exchange of ideas to understand why and how the empirical methods from ESE can help to assess and improve existing or new approaches in RE. In 2014, the EmpiRE workshopís goals are to open up the interdisciplinary debate on the steadily moving frontiers in empirical RE, to help leverage past investments in empirical RE studies to strengthen interdisciplinary collaboration, and to extend the network of practitioners and researchers designing and conducting empirical RE studies.
- Richard Berntson Svensson, Chalmers University of Technology and Göteborgs Universitet, Sweden
- Maya Daneva, University of Twente, The Netherlands
- Xavier Franch, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
- Nazim Madhavji, University of Western Ontario, Canada
- Sabrina Marczak, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul University, Brazil
WS02 - ESPRE
1st Workshop on Evolving Security and Privacy Requirements Engineering - Monday, August 25, 2014
When specifying a system, security and privacy needs to be addressed as early as possible. Unfortunately, many people find doing so difficult in the face of conflicting priorities. When these concerns are addressed, we discover how intrinsically difficult specifying security and privacy can be, and the blurred distinction between requirements and security and privacy concepts. The Evolving Security and Privacy Requirements Engineering Workshop (ESPRE) will be a multi-disciplinary workshop that brings together practitioners and researchers interested in evolving security and privacy requirements engineering practice. ESPRE will be run as a one-day workshop, consisting of an invited talk, paper presentations and discussions, and a facilitated roadmap building session.
- Kristian Beckers, University of Duisberg-Essen, Germany
- Shamal Faily, Bournemouth University, United Kingdom
- Seok-Won Lee, Ajou University, South Korea
- Nancy Mead, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
WS03 - MoDRE
4th International Model-Driven Requirements Engineering Workshop - Monday, August 25, 2014
The Fourth International Model-Driven Requirements Engineering (MoDRE) workshop continues to provide a forum to discuss the challenges of Model-Driven Development (MDD) for Requirements Engineering (RE). Building on the success of MDD for design and implementation, RE may benefit from MDD techniques when properly balancing flexibility for capturing varied user needs with formal rigidity required for model transformations as well as high-level abstraction with information richness. Reuse of requirements models becomes a distinct possibility with MDD and model transformations. This workshop intends to identify new challenges, discuss on-going work and potential solutions, analyze the strengths and weaknesses of MDD approaches for RE, foster stimulating discussions on the topic, and provide opportunities to apply MDD approaches for RE.
- Ana Moreira, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
- Gunter Mussbacher, McGill University, Canada
- João Araújo, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
- Pablo Sánchez, Universidad de Cantabria, Spain
WS04 - REBPM
The goal of this workshop is to analyze and discuss the relations and interrelations between the domains of Requirements Engineering (RE) and Business Process Management (BPM) in order to get an understanding of their joint usefulness and mutual benefits in organizational management and software development. It aims at developing integrated methods and shared models from both a research and practical point of view.
- Sebastian Adam, Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering, Germany
- Robert Heinrich, University of Heidelberg, Germany
- Kathrin Kirchner, University Hospital Jena, Germany
- Daniel Lübke, Leibniz University, Germany
- Rüdiger Weißbach, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany
WS05 - REET
Workshop on Requirements Engineering Education & Training - Monday, August 25, 2014
Effective Requirements Engineering (RE) is increasingly recognized as a critical component in the success of software, product, service, and platform development projects. University curricula in multiple fields are beginning to address RE skills as a foundational skill set within their disciplines. Furthermore, many industrial organizations are recognizing the need to develop RE related training programs as part of their ongoing process improvement initiatives. Following the theme of RE'14, Innovation in and through Requirements Engineering, REET'14 elicits papers and presentations that offer innovative strategies or proposals to address some of the challenges in RE Education and Training. Given the breadth of industrial disciplines where RE is relevant, how are academic institutions addressing questions of curriculum and evaluation? Within industry, how might RE education and training be offered to practitioners who may be quite proficient in their primary disciplines but find themselves less confident when they must specify requirements for a project or product?
- Sarah Gregory, Intel Corporation, USA
- Birgit Penzenstadler, University of California, USA
- Dieter Landes, Hochschule Coburg, Germany
WS06 - UsARE
2nd International Workshop on Usability and Accessibility focused Requirements Engineering - Monday, August 25, 2014
Usability and accessibility issues are common causes for software failing to meet user requirements. However, requirements engineers often focus on functional requirements and may not fully elicit usability and accessibility requirements. This high risk practice can lead to project and software failure and it is well known that improving the usability and accessibility requirements during development is relatively costly and time consuming. Targeting these concerns, the UsARE 2014 workshop addresses the integration of system usability and accessibility requirements into the requirements engineering process and processes for managing and controlling the evaluation of these requirements in a systematic way. The UsARE 2014 workshop focus is on mobile and distributed app and service development.
- Shah Rukh Humayoun, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
- Norbert Seyff, University of Zürich, Switzerland
- Nauman A. Qureshi, National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan
- Anna Perini, Fondatione Bruno Kessler, Italy
- Achim Ebert, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
- David Callele, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
- Simone DJ Barbosa, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
WS07 - AIRE
1st International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence for Requirements Engineering - Tuesday, August 26, 2014
The purpose of AIRE is to explore synergies between Artificial Intelligence and Requirements Engineering in order to identify complex RE problems that could benefit from the application of AI techniques. Given the current sparsity of AI techniques applied within the RE research community, this workshop will include a keynote that lays the foundations for challenges in our domain as well as interactive presentations from RE researchers who are in early stages of adopting AI techniques.
- Nelly Bencomo, Aston University, UK
- Jane Cleland-Huang, DePaul University, USA
- Jin Guo, DePaul University, USA
- Rachel Harrison, Oxford Brookes University, UK
WS08 - IWSPM
8th International Workshop on Software Product Management - Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Software product management (SPM) is an important discipline that unites both technical and business perspectives to creating software products. The success of a product depends on skilled and competent product management. In essence, a product manager makes strategic and tactical decisions on what functionality and quality a product should offer, to which customers, and at what time. IWSPM'14 aims at contributing to the body of knowledge for software product management in order to support the evolution of software product management as a scientific discipline and as a practical approach to management of software products. The workshop should also foster collaboration between academia and industry.
- Andrey Maglyas, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland
- Christof Ebert, Vector Consulting Services GmbH, Germany
WS09 - RE4SuSy
3rd International Workshop on Requirements Engineering for Sustainable Systems - Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Research has started investigating the support of sustainability within systems and software engineering. Yet there are few workshops that explore the topic, and there is only one so far in requirements engineering: RE4SuSy. The International Workshops on Requirements Engineering for Sustainable Systems (RE4SuSy) have been held at REFSQ in 2012 and at RE in 2013. We want to continue this series back in Europe at RE'14. We plan an interactive workshop that engages with authors well before the deadlines and that produces new results already during the workshop and will promote them throughout the conference. This is also the take-off point for new collaborations between participants.
- Birgit Penzenstadler, University of California, USA
- Martin Mahaux, Université de Namur, Belgium
- Camille Salinesi, Université Paris 1 Panthéon - Sorbonne, France
WS10 - RELAW
7th International Workshop on Requirements Engineering and Law - Tuesday, August 26, 2014
The objective of the RELAW workshop is to foster the discussion related to requirements engineering triggered by any legal regulation or law. The theme this year is "Compliance Requirements for BigData". This open workshop will bring together practitioners and researchers from auditing, accounting, law, software and requirements engineering. The goals of this workshop include, but are not limited to: Developing methods for monitoring regulatory compliance requirements; Identifying and managing sources of uncertainty in legal compliance; Standardizing vocabulary, terms and modeling concepts from multiple disciplines; Refining objectives and identifying unsolved industry and research problems; and Finding agreement on validation objectives for proposed solutions.
- Anna Perini, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
- Daniel Amyot, University of Ottawa, Canada
- Annie Antón, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
- Travis Breaux, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
- Aaron Massey, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
- Alberto Siena, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
WS11 - RePa
4th International Workshop on Requirements Patterns - Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Getting requirements right is oftentimes challenging and in need of a large amount of knowledge and experience. "Patterns" have been used to capture knowledge of software engineering, concerning software architectures, component designs and programs, and more recently requirements engineering. The International Workshop on Requirements Patterns (RePa) workshop series was motivated by the desire to provide an open forum for researchers and practitioners to exchange ideas and experience, to develop pattern-based approaches to capturing, organizing, and reusing of all aspects of requirements engineering-related knowledge, from both process and product perspectives. Building on the success of the previous three editions of the International Workshop on Requirements Patterns (RePa'11, RePa'12 and RePa'13), the overall aim of RePa'14 is to promote and support the development and sharing of patterns, tools, methods, and repositories to facilitate pattern-based reuse at the requirements level.
- Liping Zhao, University of Manchester, UK
- Julio Cesar Sampaio Do Prado Leite, Pontíficia Universidade Católica do Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
- Sam Supakkul, University of Texas, USA
- Ye Wang,
- Lawrence Chung, University of Texas, USA
WS12 - RePriCo
5th International Workshop on Requirements Prioritization and Communication - Tuesday, August 26, 2014
RePriCo'14 is about requirements prioritization and communication. Why prioritization? Because unless you have unlimited resources you need to prioritize requirements in order to focus future development. Why communication? Because basically poor communication is responsible for the gaps between the real needs of the customers, the perception of these needs by the Requirements Engineer and the transformation of these perceptions into detailed requirement specifications. And why prioritization AND communication? Because prioritization comprises not merely the application of prioritization methods; above all it is a communication process between all relevant stakeholders to achieve a mutual understanding on the requirements to be realized. RePriCo'14 will serve as a platform for the presentation and discussion of new and innovative approaches to prioritization and communication issues in requirements engineering.
- Sixten Schockert, University of Stuttgart, Germany
- Benedikt Krams, University of Stuttgart, Germany
WS13 - RET
1st International Workshop on Requirements Engineering and Testing - Tuesday, August 26, 2014
The objective of this workshop is to address the interplay of Requirements Engineering (RE) and Testing, in research and industry, and the challenges that come up with it. The workshop extends the body of knowledge related to the alignment of RE and Testing. This includes processes, practices, artifacts, methods, techniques, tools and softer aspects like the communication between roles in the engineering process. The goal is to establish alignment of RE and Testing as a research area, provide a dedicated forum for exchanging ideas and best practices fostering industry-academia collaboration on this topic, and thereby connect the communities of RE and Testing. While much work has been done in the respective fields of Requirements Engineering and Testing, there exists much more that can be done to increase the connection between the RE and the Testing process.
- Michael Felderer, University of Innsbruck, Austria
- Elizabeth Bjarnason, Lund University, Sweden
- Matthew Staats, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
- Mirko Morandini, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
- Markus Borg, Lund University, Sweden
- Michael Unterkalmsteiner, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden