[ecoop-info] Requirements Engineering Efficiency Workshop - Call for Papers

Norbert Seyff seyff at ifi.uzh.ch
Tue Dec 17 20:44:33 CET 2013

Call for Papers

3rd Requirements Engineering Efficiency Workshop (REEW 2014)

in conjunction with REFSQ 2014 (April 07-10th, 2014)

Motivation & Goal:
Requirements engineering (RE) research has focused on specification quality
for a long time, leading to recommendations of how to engineer high quality
requirements specifications by using different methods for elicitation,
specification, analysis, etc.
Practitioners, however, often do not have the time and resources for
developing theoretically best requirements, especially when they have to
cope with a high number of (distributed) stakeholders, requirements, or
change requests. Hence, many situations call for short-cuts that allow
investing effort in those concerns that are critical for success, while
reducing effort in other areas where the risk is comparably smaller. The
strong trend towards agile software development, but also the increasing
interest in better automation support underpins this claim.
The Requirements Engineering Efficiency Workshop (REEW 2014) therefore aims
at initiating, facilitating, and nurturing the discussion on efficient
approaches to engineer fitting, good-enough requirements. Requirements
engineering is here seen as a means that can be combined with other
practices to achieve a successful system in an economically efficient
manner. REEW 2014 will provide a platform for the community of
practitioners and research experts that are interested in efficient,
scalable and pragmatic approaches to requirements engineering.

Key Questions & Topics of Interests:
Specific interests this year are concerned with the following questions but
any other contribution regarding RE efficiency is welcome:
- How will agile approaches such as Scrum, Kanban, eXtreme Programming, and
FDD affect RE efficiency, but also the number and quality of RE artifacts?
- How will emerging technologies (such as data mining, social media, mobile
devices, etc.) affect RE efficiency and especially scalability? Which
opportunities will these technologies provide and which challenges do these
technologies impose on RE?
- How can RE be made more efficient even for complex (e.g., computer games)
and critical system (e.g., medicine, nuclear engineering) development?
- Where are the limits and what are the risks of RE efficiency

Derived from that, REEW is particularly interested in papers dealing with
- Characteristics of efficiency and inefficiency in RE
- Tools and methods to increase the efficiency and scalability of the
entire RE lifecycle (especially when dealing with high numbers of
(distributed) stakeholders and / or requirements)
- Emerging and advances technologies to improve RE efficiency in a
ìnon-traditionalî way (e.g., different mining approaches, mobile data
collection, etc.)
- Efficiency improvements by agile RE, respectively RE in agile development
- Risk-and value-oriented requirements prioritization and quality assurance
- Efficient product family management
- Efficient interactions with neighboring processes such as business
analysis, architecting, testing, project and release management, etc.

Original submissions (up to 6 pages) from research and practice in four
categories are welcome
- Problem statements explaining issues regarding RE efficiency
- Vision statements explaining strongly explorative ideas on how RE
efficiency could be improved
- Experience reports that give insights in exiting RE practice.
- Research papers highlighting novel methods and tools in order to improve
RE efficiency. This also includes papers which discuss empirical studies of
such approaches.

Important Dates:
Paper Submission: January 22nd, 2014
Notification: February 15th, 2014
Camera-ready Due: March15th, 2014

Program Committee:
Daniel Berry, University of Waterloo (Canada)
Stefan Biffl, Technische Universit‰t Wien (Austria)
Oliver Creighton, Siemens AG (Germany)
Maya Daneva, University of Twente (Netherlands)
Deepak Dhungana, Siemens (Austria)
Remo Ferrari, Siemens (USA)
Xavier Franch, Universitat PolitËcnica de Catalunya (Spain)
Samuel Fricker, Blekinge Institute of Technology (Sweden)
Vicenzo Gervasi, University of Pisa (Italy)
Eric Knauss, Chalmers and University of Gothenburg (Sweden)
Peter Spˆrri, Zuehlke Engineering AG (Switzerland)
Soo Ling Lim, University College London (UK)
Nazim Madhavji, University of Western Ontario (Canada)
Andriy Miranskyy, IBM (Canada)
Anna Perini, Fundazione Bruno Kessler (Italy)
Norman Riegel, Fraunhofer IESE (Germany)
Kurt Schneider, Leibniz Universit‰t Hannover (Germany)

Norbert Seyff
University Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
seyff at ifi.uzh.ch

Sebastian Adam
Fraunhofer IESE, Kaiserslautern, Germany
sebastian.adam at iese.fraunhofer.de
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