[ecoop-info] CfP: Twin Peaks of Requirements and Architecture - Fourth International Workshop @ ICSE

Matthias Galster galster.matthias at gmail.com
Sat Dec 14 22:12:34 CET 2013


Fourth International Workshop on the Twin Peaks of Requirements and
In conjunction with the 36th International Conference on Software
Engineering (ICSE), June 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 24th 2014
- Notification: February 24th 2014
- Camera-ready: March 14th 2014
- Workshop: TDB

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, UK

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