[ecoop-info] CFP - Journal Special Issue “Scientific Approaches to Requirements Engineering: Research, Applications, Education and Future Directions"

Ana Moreira amm at fct.unl.pt
Tue Mar 16 21:38:39 CET 2021


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Dear Colleague,

As Guest Editors, we cordially invite you to submit a manuscript for
consideration and possible publication in a Special Issue *"Scientific
Approaches to Requirements Engineering: Research, Applications, Education
and Future Directions"* to be published in the journal *Information* (
http://www.mdpi.com/journal/information/, ISSN 2078-2489, Scopus citescore
index 2019 = 2.4).

The manuscript submission deadline is *15 July 2021*.

Software engineering offers theories, methods, and tools supporting the
development of digital systems. Requirements engineering is a central
discipline of software engineering, involved in eliciting and analyzing the
stakeholders' needs and specifying and managing the functional and
non-functional properties of a system under development. These properties
are the glue between the users, the conceptual design of the system, and
its implementation. As such, they support the development of software
systems that are useful, usable, and enjoyable to use. A scientific
approach to the requirements engineering activities is critical to evaluate
their foundations and effectiveness.

As the software engineering field evolves rapidly, new aspects have to be
considered. Agile and DevOps teams have been defining novel approaches to
requirements engineering to handle evolution and time to market. Advances
in artificial intelligence, and most specifically machine learning,
introduce new challenges and opportunities. Systems of the future will have
to cope with the complexity of new ethical and societal concerns (e.g.,
sustainability, human values, and gender issues) and with their evolution
and impact on the society and ecosystem where they are deployed.

The requirements engineering community must adapt its current practice to
leverage and adequately evaluate the foundations and effectiveness of these
new approaches to requirements engineering.

This Special Issue aims at covering a wide variety of approaches to
requirements engineering from a scientific perspective. It is intended to
compile and disseminate original results from research, industry and
academia, while also defining future directions as foreseen by the
contributors. Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the

   -     Software requirements methods
   -     Software requirements application in industry
   -     Software requirements tools
   -     Software requirements education
   -     Functional and non-functional requirements
   -     Model driven requirements engineering
   -     Formal methods for the early software development stages
   -     Requirements engineering for artificial intelligence
   -     User-centered software development
   -     Requirements engineering for sustainability
   -     Ethical and societal concerns (e.g., sustainability, human values)
   in software requirements
   -     Requirements in Agile development
   -     Requirements in DevOps processes

The main manuscript types accepted for submission are as follows:

   - *Article* (from 10 to 25 pages including references) presenting an
   original research that should include scientifically sound experiments and
   provide a substantial amount of new information.
   - *Short Communication* (6 pages + 1 page maximum of references) of
   preliminary, but significant, results with potential impact on the targeted
   - *Review* (min 10 pages - max 25 pages + references) providing either a
   concise and precise update on the latest progress made in a given area of
   research, or a systematic review on a specific topic.

For more details please visit the Special Issue website:


Guest Editors

Dr. Nicolas Guelfi (University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg)

Dr. Ana Moreira (Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal)

Dr. Cécile Péraire (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)


Ana Moreira

Associate Professor with Habilitation | Departamento de Informática

Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia | FCT NOVA

Universidade NOVA de Lisboa

Campus de Caparica | 2829-516 Caparica | Portugal

*Tel:*(+351) 21 294 8536 *Ext:* 10716



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