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RePa 2012 : Second International Workshop on Requirements Patterns


When Sep 24, 2012 - Sep 24, 2012
Where Chicago
Submission Deadline May 31, 2012
Notification Due Jul 13, 2012
Categories    requirements   patterns   architecture

Call For Papers

* Call for Papers *
Second International Workshop on Requirements Patterns (RePa’12)
Monday September 24, 2012, Chicago, USA.
In conjunction with the 20th IEEE Requirements Engineering Conference

Getting requirements right is critical to the success of just about any software development project, and yet oftentimes challenging and in need of a large amount of knowledge and experience. "Patterns" have been used to capture knowledge of software development, concerning software architectures, designs, and more recently requirements engineering too. This workshop provides an open forum for researchers and practitioners to exchange ideas and experience, regarding pattern-based approaches to capturing, organizing, and reusing all aspects of requirements engineering-related knowledge, from both process and product perspectives.

** Scope **
RePa’12 Workshop invites two types of submissions: papers on specific patterns and technical papers. The accepted papers will be available in a proceedings published by the IEEE Digital Library.

Papers on Specific Patterns:
Submissions of specific patterns present one or more related requirements process or product patterns, including, but not limited to:

- Requirements modeling patterns
- Requirements engineering process/activities patterns
- Application/domain-specific requirements patterns
- Application/domain-independent requirements patterns
- Functional requirements (FRs) patterns
- Non-functional requirements (NFRs) patterns
- Goal patterns
- Social aspect patterns
- Scenario patterns (e.g. use cases, user stories)
- Workflow patterns
- Business patterns
- Analysis patterns
- Problem patterns (e.g. anti-patterns, mis-use patterns, fault patterns, attack patterns)
- Requirements to architecture/design mapping patterns

Technical Papers:
Submissions of technical papers include full and position research papers, experience reports, empirical studies, case studies that report findings on requirements pattern-related topics, including, but not limited to:

- Pattern capturing
- Pattern harvesting and mining
- Pattern cataloging (e.g. by categories)
- Pattern organization (e.g. by relationships such as uses, meta-pattern/occurrence, generalization/specialization, aggregation/decomposition)
- Pattern searching, identification, and selection
- Pattern reuse and application
- Pattern quality
- Pattern management
- Tool support

** Workshop Format **
This workshop is a one-day workshop consisting of three main sessions: a session for group discussion on specific requirements patterns based on a Writers' Workshop-style format, a session for presentation and discussion of technical papers, and a session for a pattern-related exercise.

Participants will learn and discuss about potentially useful requirements patterns as well as advances of requirements pattern-based approaches from both practical and research perspectives. They will also have an opportunity for hands-on experience through an exercise practicing various pattern-related activities, such as capturing, organizing, selecting and/or reusing patterns, with ideas from the accepted papers.

** Workshop Organization **
General Chair:
Lawrence Chung, University of Texas at Dallas. USA
Program Co-Chairs:
Barbara Paech, University of Heidelberg, Germany
Liping Zhao, University of Manchester, UK
Lin Liu, Tsinghua University, China
Sam Supakkul, Sabre Inc., USA

** Program Committee **
Ian Alexander, Scenario Plus, UK
Paris Avgeriou, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Joy Beatty, Seilevel, USA
Lawrence Chung, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
Jane Cleland-Huang, DePaul University, USA
Xavier Franch, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Lars Hagge, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron, Germany
Kevlin Henney, Curbralan Limited, UK
Frank Houdek, Daimler, Germany
Kyo C. Kang, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Korea
Axel van Lamsweerde, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium
Julio Cesar Sampaio do Prado Leite, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Lin Liu, Tsinghua University, China
Pericles Loucopoulos, Loughborough University, UK
Barbara Paech, University of Heidelberg, Germany
Colette Rolland, Université Paris1 Panthéon Sorbonne, France
Sam Supakkul, Sabre Inc., USA
Alistair Sutcliffe, University of Manchester, UK
Michael Weiss, Carleton University, Canada
Eric Yu, University of Toronto, Canada
Liping Zhao, University of Manchester, UK

Important Dates:
Submission: May 31, 2012
Notification: July 13, 2012
Camera-ready: TBD
Workshop: Sep. 24, 2012

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