[ecoop-info] ACM SAC'10 RE-Track - First CFP

Maria Lencastre maria at dsc.upe.br
Mon May 18 16:24:46 CEST 2009

                               CALL FOR PAPERS
                       The Requirements Engineering Track
       at The 25th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC 2010)
                             Sierre, Switzerland
                              March 22-26, 2010


For the past twenty-four years, the ACM Symposium on Applied Computing
(SAC) has been a primary gathering forum for applied computer scientists,
computer engineers, software engineers, and application developers from
around the world.

The Third Edition of the Requirements Engineering Track (RE-Track'10) is
part of the 25th ACM Symposium on Applied Computing. SAC 2010 is hosted
by University of Applied Sciences, Western Switzerland (HES-SO) and Ecole
Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. Further details
may be found at: http://www.acm.org/conferences/sac/sac2010/.

Requirement Engineering is defined as the branch of Software Engineering
concerned with the real-world goals for, functions of, and constraints on
software systems; it is also concerned with the relationship of these factors
to precise specifications of software behaviour and to their evolution over
time and across software families. Requirements engineering is increasingly
recognized as a critically important activity in any systems engineering

The arising of many complex software applications in many multidisciplinary
domains, the speed with which they need to be developed, and the degree to
which they are expected to change, all play a role in determining how the
systems development process should be conducted. Independently of the nature
of the software, the elicitation, analysis, negotiation, specification,
validation and management of requirements are fundamental for the development
of quality in complex software. Only by fully understanding stakeholders'
needs, and documenting them in a concise, and unambiguous way, can
deliver quality products designed to meet the complexities of our advanced
information society.

However, there area number of inherent difficulties in the RE process.
The existing methods for requirements specification are far from being
completely satisfactory. Requirements must be measurable, testable, related
to identified business and other field needs or opportunities, and defined
to a level of detail sufficient for system design. The demand for better,
faster, and more usable software systems will continue, and RE will
therefore continue to evolve in order to deal with different development
scenarios which must be considered. Besides that, many new areas are being
investigated by requirements engineering community (such as: aspect-oriented
or agents-oriented development, COTS-based systems, use of simulation
techniques, autonomic system) to achieve better ways for leading with the
involved complexity.

The objective of this track is to explore different advances in requirement
engineering in a general way, its relation with different areas, reducing the
gap between software engineering solutions and the way one specific domain of
knowledge was seen up to given point.


These are the main areas of concern in Requirements Engineering:
* Requirements Engineering for Scientific Areas
* Requirements elicitation, analysis, documentation
* Requirements specification languages, methods, processes, and tools
* Requirements management, traceability, viewpoints
* Modelling of requirements, goals, and domains
* Non-functional requirements
* Requirements engineering and software architecture
* Aspect-oriented requirements engineering
* Agent-oriented requirements engineering
* Requirements for COTS-based systems
* Case studies and experiences based on requirements engineering
* Social, cultural, and cognitive factors in requirements engineering
* Requirements engineering: education and Training
* Requirements and Simulation
* Requirements and Autonomic Systems


Authors are invited to submit ORIGINAL and UNPUBLISHED papers in all
areas of Requirement

The program committee will blindly review submissions to that track.
The author(s) name(s) and address(es) must not appear in the body of the
paper, and self-reference should be in the third person. This is to
facilitate the double blind review. The paper should not exceed 5
pages in ACM format.
Please note that the maximum page length for the conference is 5 pages
(without extra-fee), 8 is the maximum (with extra-fee).

Submissions should be printable on a standard printer on common paper
formats, such as US letter and A4. Papers should not be submitted to
more than one ACM-SAC track.

Paper submissions should be done electronically through the website
http://sac.cs.iupui.edu/SAC2010.Further information may be found at:

All deadlines will be strictly enforced.

September 8, 2009: Paper submissions  (submission deadline is strict)
October  19, 2009: Author notification
November  2, 2009: Camera-Ready Copy
March 22-26, 2010: 25th ACM SAC, Sierre, Switzerland

For further information please contact the track organizer:
Maria Lencastre
Requirement Engineering Track Chair
Departamento de Sistemas e Computação
Universidade de Pernambuco
Recife - PE - BRAZIL
E-mail: maria at dsc.upe.br
Phone: + 55 81  21193842
Fax: + 55 81  21193881


Updated information on the Requirement Engineering track may be found at:


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