The 1997 programme is here, the presentation kit for 1997 is here, and the workshop summary for 1997 is here.
The ultimate measurement for software quality is the degree to which user requirements are fulfilled by a system. Early elicitation and correct definition of requirements prevents costly rework during later development stages and provides the foundation for building high quality systems. Therefore, requirements engineering is considered as a more and more crucial part of the system life cycle.
During requirements engineering the user and engineers have to find a way from an initially opaque and diverse system understanding to exact, reconciled and at least partially formalized system specifications. A multitude of methods from software engineering, ethnology, social sciences, and psychology have been adapted to support this process and to achieve a growing quality of the requirements specification as a foundation of higher system quality. Most of these methods are relying on adequate specification languages which are expressive and formal enough so that the represented quality requirements can be verified or validated.
At the REFSQ'94 and REFSQ'95 workshops researchers and practitioners from various disciplines presented approaches that focused on the improvement of the definition and implementation of (quality) requirements. The success of REFSQ'94 and REFSQ'95 encouraged us to provide a follow-up workshop REFSQ'97 as a stage for the discussion of quality-related problems in requirements engineering as they have developed over the last year. In particular, we like to encourage people from the software and information systems engineering field to present their approaches to higher software quality and to discuss how requirements engineering can contribute to it.
The main goal of the REFSQ'97 is to bring together people working in the fields of requirements engineering and software (information systems) engineering focussing on the
REFSQ'97 invites contributions from research and industry within the following four main themes:
Note that the list topics mentioned for each theme is not intended to be exhaustive. High-quality papers on other topics within each of the four themes are welcomed.
Papers should emphasize what is new and significant about the chosen approach and adequately compare it with similar work. Integration of the contributions with mainstream RE methods and products (like SA, OMT, ER, and the like) are especially encouraged.
The workshop will be an interactive forum. Each presentation will be summarized by two discussants and followed by a panel discussion between the authors and the audience. Attendance will be limited to around 25 people and all participants must contribute accepted full or position papers. The workshop language is English.
The workshop is being organized in conjunction with the CAiSE*97 conference, and all workshop participants are expected to attend the main conference.
Send your full paper (max. 6000 words) or position paper (max. 2000
words) by e-mail or via normal post before March 17th (arrival date)
Papers will be published in the REFSQ'97 workshop proceedings, and
preprints of the papers will be made available for accepted and
registered participants at the beginning of the workshop.
Department of Information Science
University of Bergen
I M P O R T A N T D A T E S
Submission deadline: March 17th 1997 Acceptance notification: April 17th 1997 Camera ready paper due: May 17th 1997
O R G A N I Z A T I O N
Andreas L. Opdahl
Dep.of Computer Science Dep. of Inf. Science Informatik V FUND Namur University of Bergen RWTH Aachen Namur N-5020 Bergen D-52074 Aachen Belgium Norway Germany Tel. +32-81-72 41 11 +47-5558-4115 +49-241-80-21512 Fax. +32-81-72 49 67 +47-5558-4107 +49-241-8888-321 Email:
Papers will be published in the REFSQ'97 workshop proceedings, and preprints of the papers will be made available for accepted and registered participants at the beginning of the workshop.