A series of workshops will be held in conjunction with RE'18 to encourage the exchange of ideas and to discuss challenging research issues in requirements engineering.


Monday, Aug 20, 2018
ID Acronym Title
WS01 ESPRE 2018 5th International Workshop on Evolving Security & Privacy Requirements Engineering
WS03 RESACS'18 4th International Workshop on Requirements Engineering for Self-Adaptive, Collaborative, and Cyber Physical Systems
WS06 D4RE'18 1st International Workshop on Learning from other Disciplines for Requirements Engineering (D4RE)
WS09 MoDRE'18 8th International Model-Driven Requirements Engineering Workshop
WS11 RE4SUSY'18 7th International Workshop on Requirements Engineering for Sustainable Systems (RE4SUSY)
WS12 EmpirRE'18 7th Workshop on Empirical Requirements Engineering (EmpirRE)


Tuesday, Aug 21, 2018
ID Acronym Title
WS02 AffectRE'18 1st International Workshop on Affective Computing for Requirements Engineering
WS04 AIRE'18 5th International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence for Requirements Engineering
WS05 REET'18 8th International Workshop on Requirements Engineering Education and Training (REET)
WS07 QuaRAP'18 1st International Workshop on Quality Requirements in Agile Projects
WS08 RIOT'18 1st International Workshop on Requirements for the Internet of Things (RIOT)
WS10 EARS'18 1st International Workshop on Easy Approach to Requirements Syntax (EARS)

 

For more information on each workshop, please visit the individual workshop's website.


WS01 - ESPRE 2018

5th International Workshop on Evolving Security & Privacy Requirements Engineering

The Evolving Security and Privacy Requirements Engineering (ESPRE) Workshop is a multi-disciplinary, one-day workshop. It brings together practitioners and researchers interested in security and privacy requirements. ESPRE probes the interfaces between Requirements Engineering and Security & Privacy, and aims to evolve security and privacy requirements engineering to meet the needs of stakeholders; these range from business analysts and security engineers, to technology entrepreneurs and privacy advocates.

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Workshop Organizers

    • Kristian Beckers, (Siemens AG, Germany)
    • Shamal Faily, (Bournemouth University, UK)
    • Seok-Won Lee, (Ajou University, South Korea)
    • Nancy Mead, (Carnegie Mellon Univesity, USA)



WS02 - AffectRE'18

1st International Workshop on Affective Computing for Requirements Engineering

A recent trend has emerged to study the role of affective states in software development, including personality traits, attitudes, moods, opinions, sentiments, and emotions. As such, affective computing—i.e., the study and the development of software systems and devices that can recognize, interpret, process, and exploit human affect—is being currently considered as a promising approach. Several requirements engineering tasks include acceptance and negotiation activities in which emotions play a crucial role. From requirements elicitation to negotiation, from modeling to prioritization, different emotions arise and evolve for stakeholders with different personality traits—including the final users. Currently, contributions in this area lack a dedicated forum.
This workshop aims at creating an international, sustainable community where researchers and practitioners interested in the role of affect in requirements engineering can meet, present, and discuss their work-in-progress. The workshop provides an opportunity to reflect on the potential contribution from affective computing to requirements engineering. We solicit contributions about empirical studies, theoretical models, as well as tools for supporting affective computing in requirements engineering.

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Workshop Organizers

    • Davide Fucci, (University of Hamburg, Germany)
    • Nicole Novielli, (University of Bari, Italy)
    • Emitzá Guzmán, (University of Zurich, Switzerland)



WS03 - RESACS'18

4th International Workshop on Requirements Engineering for Self-Adaptive, Collaborative, and Cyber Physical Systems

For several years now, a continuous effort to contribute to the body of knowledge in the area of self-adaptive systems has been made by various researchers. Areas, such as domain modelling, configuration, and systematic engineering to anticipate the need for and facilitate the ability of runtime adaptation, have been topics of steadily increasing interest in the research community, but are still lacking viable solutions. Similarly, the research community of cyber physical systems has recognized the increasing number of challenges in this up-and-coming research field resulting from the interactive and heterogeneous nature of cyber physical systems.
For both, self-adaptive systems and cyber physical systems, the consideration of holistic engineering approaches with a particular emphasis on the early phases of software engineering (i.e., requirements engineering and conceptual modelling) are needed to guarantee highly qualitative products. In consequence, given the interactive and context-sensitive nature of self-adaptive and cyber physical systems, the list of open research topics in requirements engineering overlaps to a large extent. The mission of the Fourth International Workshop on Requirements Engineering for Self-Adaptive, Collaborative, and Cyber Physical Systems is to foster the exchange of ideas and is hence of great interest for both communities.

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Workshop Organizers

    • Bastian Tenbergen, (State University of New York at Oswego, USA)
    • Marian Daun, (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)
    • Cristina Palomares,(Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain)
    • Alessia Knauss, (Autoliv Research)
    • Frederik Diederichs, (Fraunhofer IAO, Germany)



WS04 - AIRE'18

5th International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence for Requirements Engineering

The AIRE workshop aims to explore synergies between artificial intelligence (AI) and RE in order to identify complex RE problems that could benefit from the application of AI techniques, such as quality defects.
The (semi-)automatic techniques to these RE problems take advantage of the vast landscape of techniques from AI such as natural language processing (NLP), information retrieval (IR), agents and multiagent systems, knowledge representation, etc. A focal topic of this fifth edition of the workshop is “Crowd-Based Requirements Engineering” (CrowdRE), which employs AI techniques for stimulating, collecting, and analyzing crowd-generated data such as user feedback or monitoring data to derive functional and quality requirements.

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Workshop Organizers

    • Eduard C. Groen, (Fraunhofer IESE, Germany)
    • Rachel Harrison, (Oxford Brookes University, U.K.)
    • Pradeep K. Murukannaiah,(Rochester Institute of Technology, USA)
    • Andreas Vogelsang, (Technische Universität Berlin, Germany)



WS05 - REET'18

8th International Workshop on Requirements Engineering Education and Training (REET)

REET aims to discuss the latest challenges and solutions regarding requirements engineering education and training in all contexts including undergraduate, graduate, and professional education. This workshop focuses on teaching and learning of RE skills and methodologies.
In staying consistent with the main theme of RE’18, “crossing boundaries and increasing impact”, this workshop aims to close the gap between industrial training and use of RE concepts, and academic research and teaching. By focusing on educational transfer, we hope to increase the impact of RE curriculum content while identifying pedagogical challenges. We also aim to foster collaboration and sharing of training materials and best practices, from learning outcomes to active learning techniques.

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Workshop Organizers

    • Mohammad Moshirpour, (University of Calgary, Canada)
    • Mahmood Moussavi, (University of Calgary, Canada)
    • Alicia Grubb,(University of Toronto, Canada)
    • Sarah Gregory, (Intel Corporation, USA)
    • Behrouz Far, (University of Calgary, Canada)



WS06 - D4RE'18

1st International Workshop on Learning from other Disciplines for Requirements Engineering (D4RE)

The D4RE workshops aims to bring together researchers and practitioners who are interested in discussing the question “What can requirements engineering learn from other disciplines?” The overall goal of the workshop is to raise awareness for this interesting topic in the RE community and foster future collaborations across the boundaries of requirements engineering and software engineering. Together with people from academia and industry we aim to develop a body of best practices from other disciplines and their possible synergies with RE.
The overall workshop concept is based on our initial findings from literature reviews as well as on a creativity session conducted with 30 participants. These findings will be supplemented with new ideas gained during workshop discussions and will be elaborated in more detail with the workshop participants in breakout sessions. The outcomes of the workshop will include a set of promising ideas intended to serve as “inspiration” for people from academia and research when it comes to addressing current RE-related challenges. Moreover, we aim to elaborate synergies between best practices identified from other disciplines and RE-related activities in greater detail and identify future research and collaboration strategies with regard to the workshop theme.

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Workshop Organizers

    • Anne Hess, (Fraunhofer IESE, Kaiserslautern, Germany)
    • Marcus Trapp, (Fraunhofer IESE, Kaiserslautern, Germany)
    • Kim Lauenroth, (adesso AG, Dortmund, Germany)



WS07 - QuaRAP'18

1st International Workshop on Quality Requirements in Agile Projects

The workshop on Quality Requirements in Agile Projects (QuaRAP) aims at investigating the current challenges that agile software development (ASD) teams face when dealing with quality requirements (QRs) in their projects and at proposing new solutions to integrate QR into ASD. In tune with this year’s conference theme, submissions demonstrating and discussing the practical impacts (e.g., reduced time to market, reduced maintenance efforts, faster reaction on customer issues) are particularly welcome.

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Workshop Organizers

    • Xavier Franch, (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain)
    • Andreas Jedlitschka, (Fraunhofer IESE, Kaiserslautern, Germany)
    • Daniel Méndez Fernández, (Technical University of Munich, Germany)
    • Markku Oivo, (University of Oulu, Finland)



WS08 - RIOT'18

1st International Workshop on Requirements for the Internet of Things (RIOT)

The RIOT workshop aims to foster discussion of new ideas and emerging challenges in IoT and CPS. The workshop theme is in line with the RE’18 theme, “Crossing Boundaries and Increasing Impact,” because IoT and CPS typically involve insights from multiple domains, including computer science, electrical engineering, law and ethics. The RIOT workshop covers topics related to requirements elicitations, modeling, design, testing and change management of IoT and CPS applications, implications of IoT and CPS for society and their fundamental ethical concerns and the challenges with respect to privacy, security and regulatory requirements.

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Workshop Organizers

    • Sepideh Ghanavati, (Texas Tech University, USA)
    • Aaron Massey, (University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA)
    • Travis Breaux, (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)



WS09 - MoDRE'18

8th International Model-Driven Requirements Engineering Workshop

The 8th International Model-Driven Requirements Engineering (MoDRE) workshop continues to provide a forum to discuss the challenges of Model-Driven Development (MDD) for Requirements Engineering (RE). Building on the interest of MDD for design and implementation, RE may benefit from MDD techniques when properly balancing flexibility for capturing varied user needs with formal rigidity required for model transformations as well as high-level abstraction with information richness.
MoDRE seeks to explore those areas of requirements engineering that have not yet been formalized sufficiently to be incorporated into a model-driven development environment as well as how requirements engineering models can benefit from emerging topics in the model-driven community, such as flexible modeling or collaborative modeling. This workshop intends to identify new challenges, discuss on-going work and potential solutions, analyze the strengths and weaknesses of MDD approaches for RE, foster stimulating discussions on the topic, and provide opportunities to apply MDD approaches for RE.

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Workshop Organizers

    • Ana Moreira, (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal)
    • Gunter Mussbacher, (McGill University, Canada)
    • João Araújo, (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal)
    • Pablo Sánchez, (Universidad de Cantabria, Spain)



WS10 -EARS'18

1st International Workshop on Easy Approach to Requirements Syntax (EARS)

The EARS workshop focuses on exploring and sharing best practice on the practical application of the Easy Approach to Requirements Syntax (EARS). Since its introduction in 2009, EARS has been progressively adopted by practitioners across many different domains and is also taught in numerous universities.
This workshop aims to build a community of EARS users who can share their experiences of successes and challenges when applying the EARS approach to requirements across diverse domains. In addition to experience reports and case studies, the workshop will have a strong practical bent, in which participants will work together to solve real-world specification problems.

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Workshop Organizers

    • Alistair Mavin, (Rolls-Royce, UK)
    • Jane Cleland-Huang, (University of Notre Dame, USA)
    • Sarah Gregory, (Intel, USA)
    • Eero Uusitalo, (IntoWorks Oy, Finland)
    • Michael Vierhauser, (University of Notre Dame, USA)



WS11 -RE4SUSY'18

7th International Workshop on Requirements Engineering for Sustainable Systems (RE4SUSY)

The RE4SuSy workshop series has established a strong and growing research community around the different aspects of sustainability and how to support them in requirements engineering. Since requirements define how and what a software will do, we maintain that requirements engineering is the key point in software engineering through which sustainability can be fostered. Thus, the RE4SuSy workshop series is concerned with research on techniques, tools, and processes for sustainability through requirements engineering. Last year the workshop initiated an effort to start converging the RE for sustainability community to a common set of fundamentals.
This edition of the RE4SuSy workshop will build on the the initial convergence effort, helping to clarify what characteristics a requirement should posses, or what constraints should it meet in order to be called a ”sustainability requirement”. RE4SuSy is an interactive workshop: the contributors and prospective participants will engage well before the workshop date through on-line collaborative writing, discussion, and peer feedback. The workshop aims to foster community growth by supporting new collaborations, holding preliminary case studies, discussions, and birds-of-a-feather group work.

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Workshop Organizers

    • Ruzanna Chitchyan, (University of Bristol, UK)
    • Colin Venters, (University of Huddersfield, UK)



WS12 -EmpiRE'18

7th Workshop on Empirical Requirements Engineering (EmpiRE)

Requirements Engineering (RE) has become a well-established discipline where a wide range of approaches, techniques, and tools have been proposed. Systematic attempts to evaluate and compare usefulness, effectiveness, and usability of such proposals resulted in a growing attention to methods for empirical assessment. Empirical Software Engineering (ESE) aims at applying the empirical research methodologies to the software engineering field. In other terms, it aims at studying and proposing qualitative and quantitative methods to collect and analyze evidence that helps evaluate software engineering approaches, techniques and tools.
Design science, action research, case studies and experiments, hence, become indispensable and valuable ways to check proposals with respect to the reality, thus allowing to understand their actual value, cost, and benefits in particular contexts. The long-term objective of the Workshop series on Empirical Requirements Engineering (EmpiRE) is to increase the cross-fertilization of ESE methods and RE by actively encouraging the exchange of ideas to understand why and how the empirical methods from ESE can help to assess and improve existing or new approaches in RE. Building on the success of six workshop editions in the period of 2011-2017, the goal of the proposed 2018 edition of EmpiRE is to shape the next phase of cross-fertilization of RE and ESE, specifically: (i) to open up the interdisciplinary debate on the steadily moving frontiers in empirical RE, and (ii) to extend the network of RE and ESE researchers designing and conducting empirical studies in RE, which in turn will lead to the cross-fertilization between RE and ESE.

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Workshop Organizers

    • Maya Daneva, (University of Twente, The Netherlands)
    • Sabrina Marczak, (PUCRS University, Brazil)
    • Eric Knauss, (Chalmers University of Gothenburg, Sweden)
    • Nazim Madhavji, (University of Western Ontario, Canada)