Conference Program

The program for Refsq 2016 is as follows. Please note that the program may be subject to change.
Monday, 14th March -- Tuesday, 15th March -- Wednesday, 16th March -- Thursday, 17th March

Please note that as a part of the Research Methodology track there will be an on-line experiment, which is run throughout the entire conference. Please check it out and participate!


Buildings and Rooms

The location of the two buildings in which the conference is held is marked with the red markers on the conference map.

Monday: All rooms marked with Jxxx (Monday only) are in Building Jupiter.

Tuesday - Thursday: The remaining days, the entire conference is located in Lindholmen Science Park (floor plan).


Monday 9.00 – 17.30 Workshops and Doctoral Symposium
09.00 – 10.30 WS: RET (Room J219)

WS: CRE (Room J243)

Doctoral Symposium (Room J520)

Welcome! Who's who

Keynote: Tests as requirements - Why we don't do requirements at Axis
Baldvin Gislason Bern, Axis Communications AB, Sweden

Overview of RET14, RET15, RET16 - Future industry needs
Panel with industry representatives and Chairs

Towards Continuous Information Security Audit
Dmitrijs Kozlovs, Kristine Cjaputa and Marite Kirikova

Requirements Quality in the Incremental Design Processes: Problems and Perspectives
Claude Reyterou

Towards Automated Requirements Checking throughout Development ?Processes of Interactive Systems
Thiago Silva and Marco Winckler

On whose shoulders we stand: theory building versus theory testing in requirements engineering research
Sjaak Brinkkemper, Utrecht University, The Netherlands (Slides)

Requirements Engineering for Pervasive Healthcare Monitoring System
Juliana Kamaroddin

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee Break (Room J520)
11.00 – 12.30 WS: RET (Room J219)

WS: CRE (Room J243)

Doctoral Symposium (Room J520)

Testing Quality Requirements of a System-of-Systems in the Public Sector - Challenges and Potential Remedies
Jacob Larsson, Markus Borg and Thomas Olsson

Evaluating and Improving Software Quality Using Text Analysis Techniques - A Mapping Study
Faiz Shah and Dietmar Pfahl

Specification of Non-Functional Requirements: A Hybrid Approach
Unnati Shah, Sankita Patel and Devesh Jinwala


A Model for Structuring and Reusing Security Requirements Sources and Security Requirements
Holger Fischer, Mirko Rose and Enes Yigitbas

Continuous Requirements Engineering and Human-Centered Agile Software Development
Peter Forbrig

Applying Layering Concept to the Software Requirements Analysis and Architectural Design
Yunarso Anang and Yoshimichi Watanabe

Requirements Inheritance in Continuous Requirements Engineering
Anita Finke

Supporting Natural Language Queries across the Requirements Engineering Process
Sugandha Lohar

Engineering Quality Requirements in Large Scale Distributed Agile Environment
Wasim Hussein Ahmad Alsaqaf

An Investigation into Business Requirements Evolution in Service-Based Enterprise Systems
Mohd Syafiq Zolkeply

12.30 – 14.00 Lunch (Restaurant)
14.00 – 15.30 WS: RESACS (Room J218)

WS: RET (Room J219)

WS: CRE (Room J243)

Doctoral Symposium (Room J520)

Welcome by the Organizers

Evaluating Approaches for Self-Adaptive Systems
F. Kneer, E. Kamsties

Self-Disclosure in Social Media: Challenges & Opportunities for Self-Adaptive Systems
Nicolas E. Diaz Ferrerya, Johanna Schäwel

Improving Project Coordination through Data Mining and Proximity Tracking
Elizabeth Bjarnason and Håkan Jonsson

Bridging the Gap between Natural Language Requirements and Formal Specifications
Martin Böschen, Ralf Bogusch, Anabel Fraga and Christian Rudat

Workshop closing

Continuous Requirements Engineering in FREEDOM Framework: A Position Paper
Marite Kirikova

Integrated Framework for Software Requirement Analysis
Andre Rusli and Osamu Shigo


Tool Support for Traceability-Adaptation
Marcus Seiler

Improving Software Traceability in the Development of Automotive Embedded Systems
Salome Maro

Quality Improvements for Trace Links between Source Code and Requirements
Paul Hübner

15.30 – 16.00 Coffee Break (Room J520)
16.00 – 17.30 WS: RESACS (Room J218)

WS: CRE (Room J243)

Doctoral Symposium (Room J520)

Model-Based Prototype Development to Support Early Validation of Cyber-Physical System Specifications
Jennifer Brings, Philip Bohn, Torsten Bandyszak, Felix Foecker, Marian Daun

RESACS 2016 World Café
Talk with Academics and Professionals about Past Achievements, Current State, and Future Directions in the area of Self-Adaptive Systems and Cyber Physical Systems

World Café - Together with RESACS Workshop Requirements Engineering in Open Innovation
Johan Linåker

How to Finish that Damn PhD
Dan Berry, University of Waterloo, Canada


Tuesday 8.30 – 17.30 Scientific Track / Poster Session
08.30 – 09.00 Conference Opening (Room Pascal) 
09.00 – 10.00 Keynote 
Fixed Price without Fixed Specifications (Slides)
Magne Jørgensen, Simula, Norway
Session Chair: Maya Daneva

10.00 – 10.30 Coffee Break (Foyer)

Managing Requirements Interdependencies in Agile Software Development: A Preliminary Result
Indira Nurdiani

Reviewing Inconsistent Behavioral Properties
Jennifer Brings and Marian Daun

Experimentation with Self-configuring Systems
Erik Kamsties and Fabian Kneer

Tool Demos:
AQUSA: The Automatic Quality User Story Artisan for Agile Software Development
Garm Lucassen, Fabiano Dalpiaz, Jan Martijn Van Der Werf and Sjaak Brinkkemper

QoE Probe: A Requirement-Monitoring tool
Farnaz Fotrousi and Samuel Fricker
10.30 – 12.30 Research Session 1: Decision Making and Gamification (Room Pascal)
Session Chair: Jennifer Horkoff

Risk-Aware Multi-Stakeholder Next Release Planning using Multi-Objective Optimization
Antonio Pitangueira, Paolo Tonella, Angelo Susi, Rita Maciel, and Marcio Barros
Discussant: Fabiano Dalpiaz

Goal-based Decision Making - Using Goal-oriented Problem Structuring and Evaluation Visualization for Multi Criteria Decision Analysis
Qin Ma and Sybren De Kinderen
Discussant: Antonio Pitangueira

Gamified Requirements Engineering: Model and Experimentation
Philipp Lombriser, Fabiano Dalpiaz, Garm Lucassen, and Sjaak Brinkkemper
Discussant: Qin Ma
12.30 – 14.00 Lunch (Candela Foyer)
14.00 – 15.30 Research Session 2a: Open Source in RE (Room Pascal)
Session Chair: Eric Knauss

Research Session 2b: Natural Language (Room Kelvin)
Session Chair: Kurt Schneider

Do Information Retrieval Algorithms for Automated Traceability Perform Effectively on Issue Tracking System Data?
Thorsten Merten, Daniel Krämer, Bastian Mager, Paul Schell, Simone Bürsner and Barbara Paech
Discussant: Johan Linåker

Evaluating the Interpretation of Natural Language Trace Queries
Sugandha Lohar, Jane Cleland-Huang and Alexander Rasin
Discussant: Ralf Laue

How Firms Adapt and Interact in Open Source Ecosystems: Analyzing
Stakeholder Influence and Collaboration Patterns
Johan Linåker, Patrick Rempel, Björn Regnell, and Patrick Mäder
Discussant: Thorsten Merten

Indicators for Open Issues in Business Process Models
Ralf Laue, Wilhelm Koop and Volker Gruhn
Discussant: Sugandha Lohar

15.30 – 16.00 Coffee Break (Foyer)
16.00 – 17.15 Research Session 3a: Compliance in RE (Room Pascal)
Session Chair: Kim Lauenroth

Research Session 3b: RE in the Automotive Domain (Room Kelvin)
Session Chair: Samuel Fricker

Automated Classification of Legal Cross References Based on Semantic Intent
Nicolas Sannier, Morayo Adedjouma, Mehrdad Sabetzadeh, and Lionel Briand
Discussant: Nazim Madhavji

Detecting Requirements Defects during a Project Lifetime: an Analysis of a 5-year Automotive Project at Bosch
Vincent Langenfeld, Amalinda Post and Andreas Podelski
Discussant: Andreas Vogelsang

Deriving Metrics for Estimating the Effort Needed in Requirements Compliance Work
Md Rashed I. Nekvi, Ibtehal Noorwali and Nazim H. Madhavji
Discussant: Nicolas Sannier
Take Care of Your Modes! An Investigation of Defects in Automotive Requirements
Andreas Vogelsang, Henning Femmer and Christian Winkler
Discussant: Vincent Langenfeld

17.15 – 17.45 Plenary Summary of Parallel Sessions (Room Pascal)
18.00 – End Welcome Reception 

Wednesday 08.30 – 17.30 Industry Track / Research Methodology Track
08.30 – 09.30 Industrial Keynote (Room Pascal)
It Depends: Heuristics for Common Enough Requirements Practice
Sarah Gregory, Intel, USA

Session Chair: Richard Berntsson Svensson

09.30 – 10.30 Live Study at REFSQ'16
Chairs: Barbara Paech and Oscar Dieste

How do Quality Requirements contribute to Software Sustainability?
Nelly Condori-Fernandez, Patricia Lago and Coral Calero
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee Break (Foyer)
11.00 – 12.30 Invited Industry Talks 1a (Room Pascal)
Session Chair: Anna Perini
Invited Industry Talks 1b (Room Tesla)
Session Chair: Martin Glinz
Agility and Obligation
Gunnar Harde, Volkswagen, Germany

Autonomous Campus Shuttle in an Ecosystem - challenges in requirements
Christian Berger, Chalmers/Volvo, Sweden

Requirement Traceability in Practice: How to turn the challenge into an opportunity
Ali Shahrokni, Systemite, Sweden (Slides)
Real world data driven requirements – the key to a leading position
Thomas Broberg, Volvo, Sweden

12.30 – 14.00 Lunch (Candela Foyer)
14.00 – 15.30 Invited Industry Talks 2a (Room Pascal)
Session Chair: Frank Houdek
Research Method Track (Room Tesla)
Session Chair: Barbara Paech
Developing Software Engineering skills - academic level skill development for active professionals
Richard Berntsson Svensson, PROMPT, Sweden

Lean Development in Design Science Research: Deliberating Principles, Prospects & Pitfalls
Umar Ruhi and Okhaide Akhigbe
Discussant: Marian Daun
Writing software requirements for railway safety-critical systems
Luciana Provenzano, Bombardier, Sweden

How do We Read Specifications? Experiences from an Eye Tracking Study
Maike Ahrens, Kurt Schneider and Stephan Kiesling
Discussant: Okhaide Akhigbe

15.30 – 16.00 Coffee Break (Foyer)
16.00 – 17.30 Invited Industry Talks 3a (Room Pascal)
Session Chair: Amalinda Post

Research Method Track (Room Tesla)
Session Chair: Oscar Dieste
You need a sociologist in your RE-team. I'll tell you why.
Nils Kubischok, Adesso AG, Germany

Common Threats and Mitigation Strategies in Requirements Engineering Experiments with Student Participants
Marian Daun, Andrea Salmon, Torsten Bandyszak, and Thorsten Weyer
Discussant: Maike Ahrens

Panel Discussion: How to manage requirements in ecosystems
Session Chair: Eric Knauss

Plenary Discussion on Research Methods in RE

  Leaving to Social Event and Conference Dinner
18.15 – 19.00 Social Event
19.30 – End Conference Dinner

Thursday 9.00 – 16.00 Scientific Track
09.00 – 10.00 Invited Talk/Keynote (Room Pascal)

How to write and evaluate RE research papers: an updated introduction to paper classification and evaluation criteria (Slides)
Roel Wieringa, University of Twente, the Netherlands
Session Chair: Oscar Pastor

10.00 – 10.30 Coffee Break (Foyer)
10.30 – 12.30 Research Session 4: Empirical Studies in RE (Room Pascal)
Session Chair: Paul Gruenbacher

Optimizing the Incremental Delivery of Software Features under Uncertainty
Olawole Oni and Emmanuel Letier
Discussant: Tom-Michael Hesse

Documenting Relations between Requirements and Design Decisions: A Case Study on Design Session Transcripts
Tom-Michael Hesse and Barbara Paech
Discussant: Garm Lucassen

The Use and Effectiveness of User Stories in Practice
Garm Lucassen, Fabiano Dalpiaz, Sjaak Brinkkemper, and Jan Martijn Van Der Werf
Discussant: Olawole Oni

12.35 – 14.00 Lunch (Candela Foyer)
14.00 – 15.15 Research Session 5a: RE Foundations (Room Pascal)
Session Chair: Andreas Opdahl

Research Session 5b: Human Factors in RE (Room Tesla)
Session Chair: Alessia Knauss

Foundations for Transparency Requirements Engineering
Mahmood Hosseini, Alimohammad Shahri, Keith Phalp, and Raian Ali
Discussant: Björn Regnell

Peoples' Capabilities are a Blind Spot in RE Research and Practice
Kim Lauenroth and Erik Kamsties
Discussant: Sezin Gizem Yaman

What is essential? - A Pilot Survey on Views about the Requirements Metamodel of
Björn Regnell
Discussant: Mahmood Hosseini

Customer Involvement in Continuous Deployment: A Systematic Literature Review
Sezin Gizem Yaman, Tanja Sauvola, Leah Riungu-Kalliosaari, Laura Hokkanen, Pasi Kuvaja, Markku Oivo, and Tomi Männistö
Discussant: Kim Lauenroth

15.15 – 15.30 Plenary Summary of Parallel Sessions (Room Pascal)
15.30 – 15.50 Report of the RMT Studies

Live study: Nelly Condori-Fernandez, Patricia Lago and Coral Calero

Online study: Dan Ionita and Roel Wieringa
15.50 – 16.05 Closing and Outlook