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


Workshops

This year 5 workshops have been selected which will be held as half-day or full-day workshops on the 23rd of March 2015. Further details regarding the workshops are available below and here.

The REFSQ 2015 workshop proceedings are published at CEUR (Vol. 1342).

CRE’15: 1st Workshop on Continuous Requirements Engineering, Peter Forbig
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Abstract
Engineering-based approaches are rooted into well elaborated systems models, enterprise architectures, ontologies, and information logistics representations. Engineering-based approaches also provide transparency, reliability, and security in the whole lifecycle of the system. Currently engineering approaches are designed and are mainly applied for large enterprises that have relatively long change cycle time. When the changes are more frequent and higher flexibility is required, in large systems the engineering processes grow into continuous engineering. Continuous engineering naturally requires continuous requirements engineering that can combine rigid engineering principles with agility, emergence, and spontaneity to support sustainability and viability of the systems.
In different ways, smaller scale enterprises managing in turbulent environment also need new approaches, methods and tools to be capable to embrace the growing variety of opportunities and challenges offered by fast changing and hardly predictable environment. In this type of systems continuous requirements engineering also can be a solution if integrated with management and design approaches applicable for smaller scale enterprises.
The challenge of the workshop is to support continuous requirements engineering approaches, methods, models, and tools for multi-scale fast changing enterprises and predictable and unpredictable configurations of enterprise networks. Reports about new ideas and experience reports in this context will be presented and discussed. Also welcomed are reports about continuous requirements engineering approaches that not yet have been applied to continuous engineering but have the potential for that. A cross-pollination of experiences in modeling and requirements management is assumed.

CreaRE’15: 5th International Workshop on Creativity in Requirements Engineering, Andrea Herrmann, Maya Daneva, Joerg Doerr and Anne Hoffmann
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Abstract
The CreaRE series of workshops brings together RE practitioners and researches engaged in discussing the role of creativity in RE, the array of creativity techniques that can be applied to RE, and the ways in which creativity techniques from other disciplines can be leveraged in RE. Drawing upon the previous workshop editions, the intended purpose of the CREARE’15 workshop is to be a forum for the exchange of emerging ideas, experience and research results. It also aims at raising awareness in the RE community of the importance of creativity and creativity techniques.
The unique goal of the CreaRE 2015 workshop is to foster collaborative brainstorming and exchange of research designs for studies on creativity-related aspects of RE.

RE4P²: 2nd International Workshop on Requirements Engineering for the Precontract Phase, Axel Kalenborn and Marcus Trapp
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Abstract
Before a software project is officially started, there is a stage that has not received much consideration in the requirements engineering literature: the precontract or bidding stage. Part of a bid is a cost estimate that should be as precise as possible. During the bidding stage, bidders are not being paid while competing with each other, i.e., they have to work under great pressure of time, success and cost. As the costs of common requirements engineering (RE) methods are often considered to be too high, these methods are typically not used at this early stage. This workshop aims at discussing and elaborating new ideas to improve RE in this stage.

RePriCo’15: 6th Workshop on Requirements Prioritization and Communication, Georg Herzwurm,  Annika Lenz, Wolfram Pietsch and Sixten Schockert
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Abstract
RePriCo’15 is about requirements prioritization and communication. Why prioritization? Because unless you have unlimited resources you need to prioritize requirements in order to focus future development. Why communication? Because basically poor communication is responsible for the gaps between the real needs of the customers, the perception of these needs by the Requirements Engineer and the transformation of these perceptions into detailed requirement specifications. And why prioritization AND communication? Because prioritization comprises not merely the application of prioritization methods; above all it is a communication process between all relevant stakeholders to achieve a mutual understanding on the requirements to be realized. RePriCo’15 will serve as a platform for the presentation and discussion of new and innovative approaches to prioritization and communication issues in requirements engineering.

RESACS’15: 1st International Workshop on Requirements Engineering for Self-Adaptive and Cyber Physical Systems, Marian Daun, Cristina Palomares, Itzel Morales-Ramirez and Bastian Tenbergen
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Abstract
Over the last ten years research on self‐adaptive systems (SAS) and recently research on cyber physical systems (CPS) have attracted the attention of the research community. These represent novel categories of software-intensive systems insofar that they possess significantly different properties than traditional information systems or embedded systems. For example, their highly connected and context‐aware nature gives rise to changes in their runtime behavior, stressing the need for runtime adaptation and reorganization, which must be considered during the requirements phase. This poses new and unforeseen challenges for requirements engineering such that networked self‐adaptive systems can be systematically engineered. The First International Workshop on Requirements Engineering for Self-Adaptive and Cyber Physical Systems (RESACS) seeks original reports of novel ideas, emerging trends, and elaborations on the current state of practice and state of the art on any topic of requirements engineering under special consideration of self-adaptiveness and cyber physicality of systems.