[ecoop-info] Second Inter. Workshop on Managing Requirements Knowledge (MaRK'09)

Walid Maalej maalejw at in.tum.de
Thu May 28 14:02:21 CEST 2009

CfP: Second International Workshop on Managing Requirements Knowledge  

Workshop in conjunction with the 17th IEEE Requirements Engineering  
Atlanta, USA - September 1st, 2009

Submissions deadline   June 15th, 2009



Research has shown that capturing and sharing of tacit knowledge about  
requirements (a) enhances reuse, (b) enables traceability, (c)  
supports requirement evolution and (d) improves collaboration between  
participants in distributed projects. Adding to this, recent results  
have shown that rationale approaches could be effectively used to  
manage product line variability and could enhance the longevity of  
software systems.  From an industrial perspective, to accept a  
requirement, this is critical to know why the requirement is required  
and in which project context is the requirement needed. These issues  
are often discussed in telephone calls and emails, which makes it  
difficult to maintain and share the information during the life of a  
In the age of agile methodologies and with the increasing  
distribution, scale and complexity of development projects, the need  
for managing requirements knowledge continues to increase. The major  
constraint is to have a lightweight, usable, intelligent,  
contextualized and personalized capturing and sharing approach.  
Requirement engineering infrastructures should capture and formalize  
tacit knowledge and stakeholders should be able to answer questions  
about requirements at any time, using their common vocabularies.
Recent advancements in knowledge management such as ontological  
engineering, mining techniques, semantic annotation as well as search  
and assistance tools brings new potentials for the requirements  
engineering community. Therefore, this workshop discusses the issues,  
approaches and tools regarding capturing, externalizing, accessing,  
sharing and maintaining of knowledge in requirements engineering.


The topics of the workshop include, but are not restricted to:

* Approaches for knowledge capture and sharing during requirements  
elicitation, specification, analysis and change management
* Automatic and context-aware capture of problem domain knowledge
* Mining requirements repositories
* Intelligent assistance tools such as semantic search and  
recommendation on requirements
* Context-awareness tools for supporting requirements elicitation,  
analysis, traceability and reuse
* Ontology-based requirements and traceability management
* Capture and maintenance of rationale information for volatile and  
evolving requirements
* Rationale management for variability, product lines and service- 
oriented architectures
* Empirical studies on advantages and drawbacks of particular  
knowledge management approaches
* Applying machine learning to requirements engineering


* Short papers (3-5 pages) state the position of the authors within  
the scope of the workshop, and can describe solution concepts in a  
premature state.
* Full papers (6-10 pages) describe problems, needs, novel approaches  
and frameworks within the scope of the workshop. Evaluations of new  
approaches are to be included in a full paper. Empirical evaluation  
papers and industrial experience reports are also welcome for  
* Posters and demo papers (1-2 pages) summarize work results.


Submissions are to be done via EasyChair from the workshop homepage.  
Only electronic submissions are accepted. To be considered for review,  
a paper submission must be in the IEEE CS Press Proceedings format. (http://www.computer.org/cspress/instruct.htm 
) Paper submissions must not exceed 5 pages for a position paper or 10  
pages for a full paper.
Submitted papers will be reviewed by at least three members from the  
MaRK'09 program committee. Papers will be accepted based on  
originality and relevance to the workshop. Accepted papers will be  
published as workshop proceedings in the IEEE Digital Library. At  
least one author should participate at the workshop.


Submissions deadline	June 15th, 2009
Review feedback		July 15th, 2009
Camera ready		August 1st, 2009
Workshop			September 1st, 2009


* Mike Alexander, Seilevel, TX, USA
* Hans-Joerg Happel, FZI Karlsruhe, Germany (Co-chair)
* Jane Cleland-Huang, DePaul University, USA
* Leonid Kof, University of Passau, Germany
* Seok-Won Lee, University of North Carolina, USA
* Walid Maalej, TU Muenchen, Germany (Co-chair)
* Gregoris Mentzas, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
* Ivan Mistrik, Independent consultant, Germany
* Bashar Nuseibeh, The Open University, UK
* Barbara Paech, University of Heidelberg, Germany
* Juha Savolainen, Nokia, Finland
* Klaus Schmid, University of Hildesheim, Germany
* Bikram Senguptha, IBM Research, India
* Anil Kumar Thurimella, Harman Becker, Germany (Co-chair)
* Tim Trew, Philips, NXP Semiconductors, Neatherlands
* Timo Wolf, Siemens, Germany

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