Doctoral Symposium

Download REFSQ2011 Doctoral Symposium

REFSQ2011 will host a Doctoral Symposium for PhD students whose research area includes elements of Requirements Engineering.

The Symposium is intended to bring together PhD students, facilitate the establishment of links among them and with senior researchers, and give students the opportunity to present and discuss their research among colleagues in a constructively critical atmosphere. A number of senior researchers will attend the event.

The goals of the REFSQ2011 Doctoral Symposium are:

  • to provide PhD students in the early stages of their research with an opportunity to survey the field and get a feeling for what their colleagues are working on;
  • to provide PhD students at a more advanced stage with an opportunity to present their plans and early results;
  • to provide all participant students with advice and suggestions from a panel of senior researchers,
  • to facilitate interaction among the participants.

Following the time-honoured tradition of REFSQ, the Symposium will revolve around structured presentations and matching discussions, with ample time devoted to comments from the floor. Authors of sufficiently advanced proposals will be invited to prepare a poster for the main conference.

Presenters and Participants

To present your work at the REFSQ2011 Doctoral Symposium you must be enrolled in a PhD program at a recognized institution at the date of the conference. You should have set on a dissertation topic in the general area of Requirements Engineering, or in a related field (in which case your topic should have a significant component of RE). Typically, presenters have progressed beyond their first year in the program, or are close to doing so, but have not submitted their thesis yet. If you have completed your PhD already, the main conference will be of more interest to you.

To attend the REFSQ2011 Doctoral Symposium, you should be either a student enrolled in a PhD program at a recognized institution, or a researcher in the area of Requirements Engineering, possibly with PhD supervision experience. These qualifications are not mandatory though, and attendance is open to all.

Program on the 31th of March

09.00-09.15 Welcome and introduction
09.15-10.05 The impact of domain knowledge on the effectiveness of requirements engineering activities, Ali Niknafs
10.05-10.55 Jigsaw Puzzle Metaphor to Handle Imperfection in Requirements, Maria Pinto-Albuquerque
10.55-11.30 coffee break
11.30-12.20 Process Improvement in Software Product Management: the Online Method Engine, Kevin Vlaanderen
12.20-13.15 lunch
13.15-14.05 A Model-Based Requirements Engineering framework in an automotive certification purpose, Morayo Adedjouma
14.05-14.30 coffee break
14.30-15.20 Towards an integrated tool supported use case engineering approach – Research Abstract, Veit Hoffmann
15.20-16.00 Final discussion

Symposium Co-Chairs

Prof. Dr. Barbara Paech
Institute for Computer Science
University of Heidelberg
Dr. Vincenzo Gervasi
Dipartimento di Informatica
University of Pisa

Program Committee

Barbara Paech, Univ. of Heidelberg, Germany – co-chair
Vincenzo Gervasi, Univ. of Pisa, Italy – co-chair
Sjaak Brinkkemper, Univ. of Utrecht, Netherland
Dan Berry, Univ. of Waterloo, Canada
Camille Salinesi, Univ. Paris 1 Panth̩on РSorbonne, France
Tony Gorschek, Blekinge Inst. of Technology, Sweden