Keynote Speaker
Professor Neil Maiden – “Delivering Requirements Research into Practice”

Requirements research over the last 25 years has delivered numerous methods, techniques and tools. These methods, techniques and tools have been reported in requirements and software engineering journals and conferences, often with small-scale evaluations based on experiments and controlled studies. Alas few of these methods, techniques and tools have been applied to large-scale requirements problems or transferred to widespread requirements practice. This keynote will review the challenges that researchers face to apply research solutions to requirements practices. It will demonstrate how some of these challenges have been overcome with presentations of cases that show the application of requirements research on large-scale industrial projects, and reflect on how these successes were achieved. The keynote will end with proposals to deliver more requirements research into practice.

Neil Maiden is Professor of Systems Engineering at City University London. He is and has been a principal and co-investigator on numerous UK EPSRC- and EU-funded research projects with a total value of €3 million. He has published over 150 peer-reviewed papers in academic journals, conferences and workshops proceedings, and heads the most successful requirements research group worldwide in terms of numbers of publications. He was Program Chair for the 12th IEEE International Conference on Requirements Engineering in Kyoto in 2004, and is both Associate Editor for Requirements and Editor of the IEEE Software’s Requirements column. His details are available at