[ecoop-info] [Information] CFP - Journal Special Issue “Scientific Approaches to Requirements Engineering: Research, Applications, Education and Future Directions
nicolas.guelfi at uni.lu
Mon May 17 11:35:12 CEST 2021
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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 analysing
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
* 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.
Systematic reviews should follow the PRISMA guidelines
For more details please visit the Special Issue website:
Dr. Nicolas Guelfi (University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg)
Dr. Ana Moreira (Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal)
Dr. Cécile Péraire (Carnegie Mellon University, Silicon Valley Campus, USA)
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