This year 5 workshops have been selected which will be held as half-day and full-day workshops. Further details regarding the workshops can be found on the workshop websites.

REEW 2012 (half-day): International Workshop on Requirements Engineering Efficiency, Norbert Seyff, Nazim H. Madhavji

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Requirements engineering research has focused on specification quality for a long time, leading to recommendations of how to engineer high quality requirements specifications. Practitioners, however, do not have the time and resources for developing theoretically best requirements. Rather, many situations call for short-cuts that allow investing effort in those concerns that are critical for success, while reducing effort in other areas where risk is comparably smaller. The social context, smart collaboration processes, and novel ways of looking at the interface between stakeholders and the supplier can be a basis to increase the yield of requirements engineering, while reducing required effort.

The Requirements Engineering Efficiency Workshop (REEW 2012) aims at initiating, facilitating, and nurturing the discussion on efficient approaches to engineer fitting, good-enough requirements. Requirements engineering is here seen as a means that can be combined with other practices to achieve a successful system in an economically efficient manner. REEW 2012 will provide a platform for the community of practitioners and research experts that are interested in efficient and pragmatic approaches to requirements engineering.

IWSPM’12 (full-day): Sixth International Workshop on Software Product Management, Richard Berntsson Svensson, Marjo Kauppinen, Inge van de Weerd

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Product success depends on skilled and competent product management. In essence, a product manager decides what functionality and quality a product should offer, to which customers, while minimizing the time-to-market and assuring a winning business case. Software product management includes working with requirements, release definitions, product lifecycles, the creation and interpretation of product strategies, balancing long-term technology push with shorter-term market-pull, and assuring a successful business case by selecting the right requirement for realization.

After the success of the previous workshops this workshop aims at bringing practitioners and research experts together for exchanging ideas, knowledge, and experience, and for setting a research agenda based on industry needs.

CREARE (half-day): Creativity in Requirements Engineering, Andrea Hermann, Joerg Doerr, Kurt Schneider, Maya Daneva

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Requirements Engineering not only demands a systematic approach for eliciting, operationalizing and documenting requirements and for solving their conflicts, but requirements engineering also is a creative activity. It demands the stakeholders to create visions of a future software system and to imagine all its implications. Creativity techniques can support this creative part of requirements engineering. This workshop brings together requirements engineers from industry and researcher who are interested in discussing the role of creativity in requirements engineering and how and which creativity techniques can be applied to requirements engineering. The workshop is a forum for the interchange of experience and research results. It also aims at raising awareness in the RE community for the importance of creativity and creativity techniques.

RePriCo’12 (half-day): 3rd Workshop on Requirements Prioritization for customer oriented Software Development, Georg Herzwurm, Benedikt Krams,Wolfram Pietsch, Sixten Schockert

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The workshop will serve as a platform for the presentation and discussion of new and innovative approaches to prioritization issues focusing requirements engineering in the context of customer oriented software development (not meaning bespoke software only but standard software also). Topics can either carry out new research approaches with a fundamental theoretical background or best-practices from practitioners.
A high rate of active participation and intense exchange of ideas and experiences shall encourage researchers as well as software developers, requirements engineers or consultants to absorb new ideas and to carry them out into their daily work and research projects.

RE4SuSy (half-day): Social Fire on Green Wire: First International Workshop on Requirements Engineering for Sustainable Systems, Birgit Penzenstadler, Martin Mahaux, and Camille Salinesi

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Researchers have recently started to explore how to support the elicitation and documentation of sustainability requirements. In the mean time, ubiquitous socio-technical systems alter the way we live, and consequently have a potentially huge impact on sustainability. As sustainability is one of the biggest challenges facing humanity in the coming decades, we must reinforce research in this direction and ensure it is appropriately rooted in the practice. We believe that the RE discipline should collaborate with other discipines interested in that matter, for example, social sciences, psychology, economics, systems engineering, etc.
This workshop will provide an interactive stage to collaboratively define a research agenda in RE for sustainable systems, and also to jumpstart collaboration through the live creation of teams that commit to work together on concrete points of this agenda.

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