[ecoop-info] EXTENDED DEADLINE: Requirements and Architecture - Fourth International Workshop @ ICSE

Matthias Galster galster.matthias at gmail.com
Sun Jan 26 08:49:49 CET 2014

EXTENDED DEADLINE: January 31, 2014



Fourth International Workshop on the Twin Peaks of Requirements and
In conjunction with the 36th International Conference on Software
Engineering (ICSE), June 1, 2014

Separating requirements engineering and architecture design is neither
feasible nor reasonable as requirements and architecture impact each other.
The Twin Peaks draws attention to this synergistic relationship between
requirements and architectural design. It emphasizes the need to
progressively discover and specify requirements while concurrently exploring
alternative architectural decisions. 
Bridging requirements engineering and software architecture has been
explored in the requirements and architecture communities, but mostly
independently. Thus, TwinPeaks 2014 provides a forum for practitioners and
researchers from both communities to jointly explore the issues and
challenges related to the interplay between requirements and architecture
across all phases of the software development lifecycle. These challenges
are particularly evident in agile and lean development environments, or when
new requirements are introduced into existing and well-established
architectures. The workshop will explore techniques for specifying
architecturally significant requirements, for creating, and assessing
architectures, and for managing and visualizing the interplay between
requirements and architectures. It will also identify open research
challenges for delivering robust and effective architectures that satisfy
stakeholders concerns, at continually increasing levels of scale,
complexity, and delivery speed.

The TwinPeaks at ICSE 2014 seeks for contributions on any topic that addresses
the intersection of requirements and architectural design. Examples might
- Eliciting, specifying, or managing architecturally significant
- Modeling of requirements and architecture using common paradigms and
- Capturing, representing and using architectural knowledge as it interacts
with requirements knowledge;
- Assessment techniques and metrics for measuring compliance of architecture
against requirements;
- Processes that support a "twin peaks" co-evolvement of requirements and
- Traceability between requirements, architectural solutions and
- Relating patterns and best practices to the Twin Peaks model;
- Transforming requirements into architectures in model-driven engineering
- Tool-support to the various informational and processing needs (e.g.,
visualization of interactions among - architectural and requirements
- Twin Peak practices in specific domains and/or environments, e.g.
safety-critical, complex, agile;
- Industrial studies and empirical studies on relating requirements
engineering and architectural design.

- Position papers (2-4 pages)
- Full papers (6-8 pages)
- Industrial papers (4-6 pages)
- Experience reports (4-6 pages)
- Education and training papers (4-6 pages)

- Paper submission: January 31, 2014
- Notification: February 24,  2014
- Camera-ready: March 14,  2014
- Workshop: June 1, 2014

Submissions are required to be uploaded electronically in pdf form at the
Easychair workshop submission site,
https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=twinpeaks2014. Submissions must
be formatted according to ICSE 2014 guidelines (see
http://2014.icse-conferences.org/format for instructions and templates). All
accepted contributions will be published in the ICSE companion and in the
ACM Digital Library.


General Chair

Jane Cleland-Huang, Depaul University, Chicago, US 

Program Board

Paris Avgeriou, University of Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands Janet E.
Burge, Miami University, Oxford, US Xavier Franch, Universitat Politècnica
de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain Matthias Galster, University of Canterbury,
Christchurch, New Zealand (Program board co-chair) Mehdi Mirakhorli, Depaul
University, Chicago, US (Program board co-chair) Roshanak Roshandel, Seattle
University, Seattle, US 

Program Committee (to be completed)

Len Bass, Software Engineering Institute, USA Maya Daneva, University of
Twente, Netherlands Heiko Koziolek, ABB Corporate Research, Germany Anne
Koziolek, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany Patrick Maeder,
Johannes Kepler University, Austria Sam Malek, George Mason University, USA
Robert L. Nord, Software Engineering Institute, USA Ipek Ozkaya, Software
Engineering Institute, USA Eltjo Poort, CGI, Netherlands Prabhakar Tadinada,
IITK, India Mike Whalen, University of Minnesota, USA Eoin Woods, Artechra,

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