NEWS:
REFSQ is comming to Gothenburg, Sweden March 14 - 17, 2016


Paper Presentations

The Emerging Requirement for Digital Addiction Labels,
Raian Ali – Bournemouth University, UK

Pitch Statement: Interactive labelling for digital addiction… we present a user study on this emerging ethical and professional requirement.

Raian Ali is a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Science and Technology at Bournemouth University.

Towards More Efficient Requirements Formalization: A Study,
Jane Cleland-Huang – School of Computing at DePaul University, USA

Pitch Statement: The paper presents a tool to assist in formalizing textual requirements and checking their temporal consistency, and demonstrates its effectiveness.

User-Constrained Clustering in Online Requirements Forums,
Pitch Statement: User input guides a clustering algorithm designed to maintain cohesive and stable discussion threads in online requirements gathering forums.

Dr. Jane Cleland-Huang is a professor in the School of Computing at DePaul University.

Detecting and Correcting Outdated Requirements in Function-Centered Engineering of Embedded Systems,
Marian Daun – University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Pitch Statement: In engineering of embedded systems requirements often become outdated. We present a dedicated review model to aid the engineers in detecting and correcting outdated requirements.
Marian Daun is a researcher with the University of Duisburg-Essen. His research is focussed on requirements engineering and embedded systems.

Functional Requirements Modeling for Interactive TV Applications,
Juan Eduardo Durán – University of Córdoba, Argentina

Pitch Statement: It is necessary to define new modelling notations to provide support for the systematic requirements modelling for complex interactive TV applications.

Juan works at National University of Córdoba; his research area is engineering of interactive applications.

Modeling and Reasoning about Information Quality Requirements,
Mohamad Gharib – University of Trento, Italy

Pitch Statement: Despite its importance, most RE frameworks either ignore or loosely define IQ requirements. We propose a conceptual framework for capturing IQ at requirements level.

Mohamad is a PhD candidate at the University of Trento, Italy. His main research area is IQ Requirement.

FlexiView: A Magnet-Based Approach for Visualizing Requirements Artifacts,
Parisa Ghazi – University of Zurich, Switzerland

Pitch Statement: Need to visualize large connected artifacts on small screens? We help you manage and edit all your artifacts at the levels of abstraction you need.

Parisa is a PhD student in the Requirements Engineering group at the University of Zurich.

Towards Crowd-Based Requirements Engineering,
Eduard C. Groen – Fraunhofer IESE, Germany

Pitch Statement: Nearly everything a crowd provides is valuable if we can understand their ‘how’ and ‘why’, and use the right combination of analysis techniques.

Eduard C. Groen (Fraunhofer IESE), engineering psychologist, specialized in crowd-based techniques.

Embedding Stakeholder Values in the Requirements Engineering Process,
Maaike Harbers – TU Delft, The Netherlands

Pitch Statement: Software should account for human values such as trust, safety and privacy. We are working on that.

Maaike Harbers works on Value Sensitive Design in the Interactive Intelligence Group at TU Delft.

Challenges of the customer organization’s requirements engineering process in the outsourced environment,
Heli Hiisilä – Ilmarinen, Finland

Pitch Statement: Large IT development projects are critical and challenging to customer organizations especially in the outsourced environment. We present an overview of challenges and demands related to RE processes from the customer organization’s perspective.

Heli Hiisilä has worked as a program manager and requirements analyst in large-scale outsourced development projects and has industrial experience of RE process development.

Requirements Engineering in the Bidding Stage of Software Projects – A Research Preview,
Axel Kalenborn – University of Trier, Germany

Pitch Statement: Analyzing and understanding the precontract phase of a software projects helps us to avoid expensive mistakes in later development.

Axel teaches business informatics at the University of Trier, Germany and has more than 10 years practice in IT-Sales and RE.

Supporting Requirements Feedback Flows in Iterative System Development,
Eric Knauss – Chalmers, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Pitch Statement: We report on experiences from introducing a feedback gathering tool to (automotive) iterative system development: Agility does not have to contradict systematic RE! Get more information on the paper here.

Eric works at Chalmers, University of Gothenburg on managing requirements and related knowledge in SE.

From Stakeholder Requirements to Formal Specifications through Refinement,
Feng-Lin Li – University of Trento, Italy

Pitch Statement: The central problem in RE is to transform stakeholder requirements into formal specifications. We tackle the problem with new insights from Ontologies.

Feng-Lin Li is a Ph.D. student at the University of Trento, working on Requirements Engineering.

Analyzing and Enforcing Security Mechanisms on Requirements Specifications,
Tong Li – University of Trento, Italy

Pitch Statement: Security mechanisms, by default, are designed to interact with existing functions. We investigate their various impacts on requirements specifications.

Tong Li is a PhD candidate at the University of Trento, Italy.

How Artifacts Support and Impede Requirements Communication,
Olga Liskin – University of Hannover, Germany

Pitch Statement: We explore how requirements artifacts are used in industry and find that the mapping between multiple artifacts is not well supported yet.

Olga is a PhD student researching the coexistence of agile and traditional requirements artifacts.

The Role of Catalogues of Threats and Security Controls in Security Risk Assessment: An Empirical Study with ATM Professionals,
Fabio Massacci – University of Trento, Italy

Pitch Statement: Modern standards pile up page after page of security measures. Do they really help practitioners? Come to see the results of our experiment.

Fabio Massacci is professor at the University of Trento. He coordinates the Eurocontrol project EMFASE.

Evaluating Feature Models: A Goal-Question-Metric Study at Opel,
Kai Petersen – Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden

Pitch Statement: We present goals and measures to evaluate feature models from an industrial perspective, helping to increase the relevance of evaluations done.

Kai conducts empirical research in close collaboration with on a range of different topic.

Consonance between Networked Economic and IT Services: Finding the Balance Between Conflicting Requirements,
Maryam Razavian – TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Pitch Statement: What if we address the old alignment problem by focusing on the conflicting requirements of business and IT? We will explain.

Maryam works in TU Eindhoven on the interplay of requirements and architectural design reasoning.

Estimating the Implementation Risk of Requirements in Agile Software Development Projects with Traceability Metrics,
Patrick Rempel – Technische Universität Ilmenau, Germany

Pitch Statement: The implementation risk of requirements in agile development projects can be estimated through traceability based complexity analysis.

Research assistant at Technische Universität Ilmenau, former Consultant at Oxford Computer Group.

A Systematic Literature Review of Requirements Prioritization Criteria,
Norman Riegel – Fraunhofer IESE, Germany

Pitch Statement: Suitable prioritization criteria are essential for effective requirements prioritization.We present a comprehensive model derived from the literature.

Norman Riegel is a requirements engineer at Fraunhofer IESE and founder of OSSENO Software GmbH.

A Case Study Evaluation of the Guideline-Supported QUPER Model for Elicitation of Quality Requirements,
Richard Berntsson Svensson – University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Pitch Statement: When is the quality level good enough? We present a set of detailed guidelines of how to apply QUPER in practice when setting the actual targets of QR.

Richard works at Chalmers, Univ. of Gothenburg, Sweden on RE and related knowledge in SE.

Supporting the Validation of Adequacy in Requirements-based Hazard Mitigations,
Bastian Tenbergen – University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Pitch Statement: How do you make sure your requirements actually make your system safer? Behold the Hazard Relation Diagram.

I’m a software engineering researcher with the University of Duisburg-Essen specializing in requirements engineering, conceptual modeling, context analysis, and safety.

Experimental Validation of a Risk Assessment Method,
Eelco Vriezekolk – Agentschap Telecom, The Netherlands

Pitch Statement: We show how you can design experiments to validate the reliability (repeatability) of a RE method, and apply it to a method for risk assessment.

Eelco Vriezekolk works for a Dutch government telecoms regulator, and is a part-time PhD student.