Workshops

A series of workshops will be held in conjunction with RE'17 to encourage the exchange of ideas and to discuss challenging research issues in requirements engineering. Workshops will be held before the main conference on Monday-Tuesday, September 4-5, 2017

Monday, September 04, 2017
WS02 - MoDRE7th International Model-Driven Requirements Engineering Workshop
WS05 - RE4SuSy6th International Workshop on Requirements Engineering for Sustainable Systems
WS06 - ESPRE4th Workshop on Evolving Security and Privacy Requirements Engineering
WS08 - UsARE3rd International Workshop on Usability and Accessibility focused Requirements Engineering
WS09 - CrowdRE2nd International Workshop on Crowd-Based Requirements Engineering
Tuesday, September 05, 2017
WS01 - RELAW10th International Workshop on Requirements Engineering and Law
WS03 - RePa7th International Workshop on Requirements Patterns
WS04 - EmpiRE6th Workshop on Empirical Requirements Engineering
WS07 - RET4th International Workshop on Requirements Engineering and Testing
WS10 - AIRE4th International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence for Requirements
WS11 - JIT RE2nd International Workshop on Just-In-Time Requirements Engineering: Dealing with Non-Functional Requirements in Agile Software Development

For more information on each workshop, please visit the individual workshop's website.

WS01 - RELAW

10th International Workshop on Requirements Engineering and Law - Tuesday, September 05, 2017

The tenth RELAW workshop is a multi-disciplinary, one-day workshop that will bring together practitioners and researchers from two domains: Requirements Engineering and Law. Participants from government, industry, and academic sectors investigate challenges to ensure that information systems comply with policies and laws. The workshop will examine critical compliance concerns, including the processes for identifying relevant policies, laws, and jurisdictions; aligning system requirements with laws and regulations; managing changes in requirements or in the law; and demonstrating regulatory compliance through evidence-based mechanisms such as documentation, testing, and certification, even in the presence of uncertainty. The theme for this year is “Simplicity and Complementarity in Legal Requirements.” This theme complements the theme for the main conference and encourages researchers to focus on simplifying the unfortunately complex process of aligning system requirements, stakeholder desires, and regulatory obligations. Laws, regulations, and policy documents need not conflict with successful software requirements; they should complement one another.

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  • Sepideh Ghanavati, Texas Tech University, USA
  • Aaron Massey, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA
  • Mehrdad Sabetzadeh, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
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WS02 - MoDRE

7th International Model-Driven Requirements Engineering Workshop - Monday, September 04, 2017

The 7th 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 interest 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. MoDRE seeks to explore those areas of requirements engineering that have not yet been formalized sufficiently to be incorporated into a model-driven development environment as well as how requirements engineering models can benefit from emerging topics in the model-driven community, such as flexible modeling or collaborative modeling. 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.

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  • Jean-Michel Bruel, University of Toulouse, France
  • Patricia López, Universidad de Cantabria, Spain
  • Pablo Sánchez, Universidad de Cantabria, Spain
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WS03 - RePa

7th International Workshop on Requirements Patterns - Tuesday, September 05, 2017

The goal of the RePa workshop is to foster discussion on how to improve capturing, organizing, applying, and maintaining requirements patterns. The workshop would provide a forum for researchers and practitioners investigating problems and working on solutions related to patterns capturing knowledge and experience on both requirements themselves (e.g., NFR Framework) and requirements engineering (e.g., patterns to elicit requirements). Patterns' capturing, evolving and reusing requires a lot of effort and encapsulates risk related to human judgment. Thus, this year, we greatly invite those that work on methods helping to make informed decisions based on available data and reduce the required human effort by automating decision-making process via machine learning (ML) or relying on other intalligent automation approaches.

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  • Julio Cesar Sampaio do Prado Leite, Pontíficia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Liping Zhao, University of Manchester, UK
  • Sam Supakkul, Sabre Corp., USA
  • Sylwia Kopczyńska, Poznan University of Technology, Poland
  • Lawrence Chung, The University of Texas at Dallas, USA
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WS04 - EmpiRE

6th Workshop on Empirical Requirements Engineering - Tuesday, September 05, 2017

The sixth International Workshop on Empirical Requirements Engineering (EmpiRE 2017) encourages the cross-fertilization between Requirements Engineering and Empirical Software Engineering. On one side, EmpiRE promotes the exchange of ideas to understand why and how empirical methods from Empirical Software Engineering can assess and improve existing or new approaches in Requirements Engineering. On the other side, EmpiRE intends to push toward new evaluation techniques, domains and problems for exercising empirical methods or building new ones.

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  • Maya Daneva, University of Twente, The Netherlands
  • Nazim Madhavji, University of Western Ontario, Canada
  • Sabrina Marczak, PUCRS University, Brazil
  • Eric Knauss, Chalmers | University of Gothenburg, Sweden
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WS05 - RE4SuSy

6th International Workshop on Requirements Engineering for Sustainable Systems - Monday, September 04, 2017

The RE4SuSy workshop series has established a strong and growing research community around the different aspects of sustainability and how to support them in requirements engineering. Since requirements define how and what a software will do, we maintain that requirements engineering is the key point in software engineering through which sustainability can be fostered. Thus, the RE4SuSy workshop series is concerned with research on techniques, tools, and processes for sustainability through requirements engineering. Yet, so far, the the series has not made any effort in converging the RE for sustainability community towards a common set of fundamentals. This edition of the RE4SuSy workshop will initiate the first convergence discussion to elicit what characteristics a requirement should process, or what constraints should it meet in order to be called a 'sustainability requirement'. RE4SuSy is an interactive workshop: the contributors and prospective participants will engage well before the workshop date through on-line collaborative writing, discussion, and peer feedback. The workshop aims to foster community growth by supporting new collaborations, holding preliminary case studies, discussions, and birds-of-a-feather group work.

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  • Birgit Penzenstadler, California State University Long Beach, USA
  • Camille Salinesi, Université de Paris 1, France
  • Ruzanna Chitchyan, University of Leicester, UK
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WS06 - ESPRE

4th Workshop on Evolving Security and Privacy Requirements Engineering - Monday, September 04, 2017

The Evolving Security and Privacy Requirements Engineering (ESPRE) Workshop is a multi-disciplinary, one-day workshop. It brings together practitioners and researchers interested in security and privacy requirements. ESPRE probes the interfaces between Requirements Engineering and Security & Privacy, and aims to evolve security and privacy requirements engineering to meet the needs of stakeholders; these range from business analysts and security engineers, to technology entrepreneurs and privacy advocates.

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  • Kristian Beckers, Social Engineering Academy, Germany
  • Shamal Faily, Bournemouth University, UK
  • Seok-Won Lee, Ajou University, South Korea
  • Nancy Mead, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
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WS07 - RET

4th International Workshop on Requirements Engineering and Testing - Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Requirements Engineering and Testing (RET) are both important areas within software engineering, each with their research communities and set of practitioners. The coordination of these two fields affect the efficiency and the effectiveness of the entire software development cycle and its lead time, making this an important topic from a business perspective. The objective of this workshop is to address the interplay of Requirements Engineering and Testing, in research and industry, including the challenges that come with connecting requirements and testing.

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  • Markus Borg, RISE SICS AB, Sweden
  • Elizabeth Bjarnason, Lund University, Sweden
  • Tingting Yu, University of Kentucky, USA
  • Gregory Gay, University of South Carolina, USA
  • Michael Felderer, University of Innsbruck, Austria
  • Michael Unterkalmsteiner, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
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WS08 - UsARE

3rd International Workshop on Usability and Accessibility focused Requirements Engineering - Monday, September 04, 2017

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 sufficiently consider usability and accessibility requirements. This high risk practice can lead to project and software failure. Conversely, when poorly done, improving the usability and accessibility requirements during development can be very costly, time consuming, and even ineffective. Targeting these concerns, the workshop addresses the integration of system usability and accessibility requirements into the requirements engineering process, including processes for managing and controlling the evaluation of these requirements in a systematic way. The workshop is dedicated to observations, concepts, approaches, frameworks and practices that promote understanding, facilitating, and increasing the awareness of the role of system usability and accessibility requirements and their proper integration into requirement engineering.

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  • Shah Rukh Humayoun, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
  • Simone DJ Barbosa, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • David Callele, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Achim Ebert, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
  • Anna Perini, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
  • Nauman A. Qureshi, King Faisal University, KSA
  • Norbert Seyff, University of Zurich and University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern, Switzerland
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WS09 - CrowdRE

2nd International Workshop on Crowd-Based Requirements Engineering - Monday, September 04, 2017

Traditional requirements engineering (RE) techniques have difficulties scaling up to settings with thousands up to millions of users of a (software) product. Now that these users can easily interact among themselves and with the development company, they form a large and heterogeneous group that can be denoted as ‘crowd’. Researchers have identified several issues with applying RE in the new crowd paradigm. Initial methods and tools are being investigated, but we see the need for more tailored and holistic approaches focusing on Crowd-Based Requirements Engineering. The Second Workshop on Crowd-Based Requirements Engineering (CrowdRE 2017) builds on the success of its first edition, which achieved the unification of visions into a coherent RE approach. It aims to attract papers with novel and innovative ideas on CrowdRE, and to facilitate interactive discussions between scientists and representatives of industry in order to define a roadmap for CrowdRE, assess the role of CrowdRE in the software development lifecycle, and work towards a shared base of CrowdRE resources.

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  • Xavier Franch, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
  • Eduard C. Groen, Fraunhofer IESE, Germany
  • Pradeep K. Murukannaiah, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
  • Anna Perini, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
  • Norbert Seyff, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland, Switzerland
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WS10 - AIRE

4th International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence for Requirements - Tuesday, September 05, 2017

The primary purpose of this workshop is to explore how AI techniques can improve quality in RE. This workshop also aims to strengthen the links between the community and foster the communication between industry and academia, as well as between researchers working in this field. Finally, the workshop aims to build foundations for a common terminology and understanding both of the domain of requirements quality and AI, as well as the interplay between AI and RE.

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  • Fabiano Dalpiaz, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
  • Henning Femmer, Technical University of Munich, Germany
  • Andreas Vogelsang, Technical University of Berlin, Germany
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WS11 - JIT RE

2nd International Workshop on Just-In-Time Requirements Engineering: Dealing with Non-Functional Requirements in Agile Software Development - Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Requirements engineering (RE) in agile and open source settings is quite different than RE in more conventional development settings. In particular, these requirements tend to be more ad-hoc and ‘just-in-time’, developed as needed rather than upfront. Requirements might be called user stories, features, or even tasks. The differences become even more evident when it comes to optimal management of software quality demands and the integration of non-functional requirements into the software life cycle. This year, the Just-in-Time requirements engineering workshop will therefore put a particular focus on current challenges that agile software development teams face when integrating non-functional requirements into their practices. For instance, how are they represented in the backlog (as user stories, as acceptance criteria, ...)? How are they integrated into testing strategies? The theme is accordingly “Dealing with Non-functional requirements in Agile Software Development”. The workshop aims to gather researchers and practitioners in order to share their experiences, forge new collaborations, and provoke innovative ways to tackle just-in-time requirements.

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  • Nan Niu, University of Cincinnati, USA
  • Xavier Franch, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
  • Neil Ernst, Software Engineering Institute, USA
  • Daniel Fernandez, TUM, Germany
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Organizers

Workshop Co-Chair

Richard Berntsson Svensson
Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden

Workshop Co-Chair

Gunter Mussbacher
McGill University, Canada