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Doctoral Symposium

REFSQ2014 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 REFSQ2014 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.


8:30 – 8:50 Welcome and introduction
8:50 – 9:40 Roel Wieringa – Introduction to design science methodology
9:40 – 10:30 Otto Parra Gonzalez – A model-driven method for gesture-based interface requirements specification
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 – 11:50 Nazim Madhavji – Why Ph.D. students should not write a thesis (Skype)
11:50 – 12:40 Andreas Maier – A Dialectic Approach for User Requirements Engineering for Multi-User Systems
12:40 – 14:00 lunch
14:00 – 14:50 Cristina Palomares – Definition and Use of Software Requirement Patterns in Requirements Engineering Activities
14:50 – 15:30 Discussion
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 – 16:50 Amen Alrobai – Requirements Engineering For ADDICTion-Aware Software (E-ADDICT)
16:50 – 17:30 Daniel Berry – How to Finish that Damn Ph.D.
17:30 – 17:50 Elevator Pitches
18:30 DS  Dinner


Symposium Chairs

Daniel Berry, Univ. of Waterloo, Canada,
Roel Wieringa, Univ. of Twente, The Netherlands,

Programme Committee

Xavier Franch, Univ. Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Samuel Fricker, Bleckinge Inst. of Technology, Sweden
Erik Kamsties, Dortmund Univ. of Applied Sciences and Arts, Germany
Marjo Kauppinen, Aalto University, Finland