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P A P E R S :
R E F S Q ' 2 0 0 1
International Workshop on
Requirements Engineering: Foundation for Software Quality
| June 4-5, 2001, Interlaken,
Extended paper submission deadline: MARCH 9, 2001.
Due to clashes with the submission deadlines for other events, we have received a lot of extension requests. We have therefore decided to extend the submission deadline to March 9, 2001, to ensure that we attract the best possible papers to REFSQ'2001.
We are also glad to announce that this year - like last year - revised and extended versions of selected papers from REFSQ'2001 will be invited for publication in a Special Issue of the "Requirements Engineering Journal" published by Springer.
At six previous REFSQ workshops - all arranged in connection with CAiSE conferences - researchers and practitioners from various disciplines have contributed to improve the definition and implementation of quality requirements. REFSQ'2001 will continue this tradition as a highly interactive stage for discussion of quality-related problems in RE as they have developed over the last year. In particular, we encourage people from the requirements engineering, software engineering and information systems fields to present their approaches to higher software quality and to discuss how requirements engineering can contribute to it. Like last year, revised and extended versions of selected papers from REFSQ'2001 will be invited for publication in a Special Issue of the "Requirements Engineering Journal" published by Springer.
G O A L
Achieving high quality means to realise the needs of users and customers. These needs are elicited, negotiated, documented and validated during requirements engineering (RE). RE is therefore the most crucial phase of software development. The goals of RE are:
Conventional RE methods usually support only parts of this process or help stating only specific kinds of requirements.
The goal of REFSQ is to improve the understanding of the relations between requirements engineering and software quality. More precisely, REFSQ aims at having intensive discussion provoked by brief presentations about:
T H E M E S
REFSQ'2001 invites general submissions addressing a wide range of RE-issues, such as:
This year, we specifically invite papers on "Understanding and Improving RE Processes for Higher Software Quality", where we seek innovative and novel studies of, theories for and models for better RE processes. Possible topics include:
Papers addressing other areas of RE are of course also welcome!
P U B L I C A T I O N
Like earlier years, the presented papers will be published in the REFSQ'2001 proceedings after the workshop.
In addition, like last year, revised and extended versions of selected papers from REFSQ'2001 will be invited for publication in a Special Issue of the "Requirements Engineering Journal" published by Springer after additional reviewing.
W O R K S H O P F O R M A T
The workshop will be highly interactive. Attendance is limited to 30 people and all participants should have a paper accepted for the workshop. The workshop language is English.
The workshop will be organised in conjunction with the CAiSE*2001 conference. Some earlier CAiSE conferences have required workshop participants to also attend the main conference. Please check this yourself at the CAiSE*01 conference page.
The accepted papers will be made available electronically to all workshop participants before the workshop, so that presentations can be kept short. Discussants will be appointed for each paper presentation. The discussants will be followed by a plenary discussion of the paper. In addition, there will be a plenary discussion at the end of each session.
At the end of the workshop there will be a general discussion, possibly including a brainstorming session about areas or topics of RE research that the participants perceive as important.
I N S T R U C T I O N S F O R A U T H O R S
Papers of three types can be submitted to the workshop:
Send your contribution by e-mail in RTF- or PDF-format before March 9 2001 (hard arrival date) to:
Achour - Salinesi
Please do not submit a hard copy, because the accepted papers will be distributed electronically to the reviewers and to the other participants before the workshop.
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Last updated 2001.21.