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REFSQ 2021
Mon 12 - Thu 15 April 2021 Germany

REFSQ2021 will host a Doctoral Symposium for PhD students whose research relates to the field of Requirements Engineering. The Symposium goals 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 in advanced stages with an opportunity to present their plans and early results;
  • to provide all participant students with candid feedback from a panel of senior RE researchers;
  • to facilitate interaction among all the participants.
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11:00 - 12:30
Doctoral Symposium Session 1Doctoral Symposium at Doctoral Symposium Virtual Room
Chair(s): Xavier FranchUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya
11:00
15m
Day opening
Doctoral Symposium Opening
Doctoral Symposium
Xavier FranchUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Travis BreauxCarnegie Mellon University
11:15
35m
Talk
The use of context-free grammar and gamification to reduce user story ambiguity and raise ambiguity awareness: A proposal
Doctoral Symposium
Anis R. AmnaGhent University
11:50
40m
Other
Panel: How much evaluation is enough?
Doctoral Symposium
Anna PeriniFondazione Bruno Kessler, Marcela RuizZHAW School of Engineering, Andreas VogelsangUniversity of Cologne
12:30 - 13:30
Doctoral Symposium Lunch BreakBreak at Discord: Break Area
13:30 - 15:15
Doctoral Symposium Session 2Doctoral Symposium at Doctoral Symposium Virtual Room
Chair(s): Travis BreauxCarnegie Mellon University
13:30
35m
Talk
Methods and Guidelines for IncorporatingHuman Factors Requirements in AutomatedVehicles Development
Doctoral Symposium
Amna Pir MuhammadChalmers | University of Gothenburg
14:05
35m
Talk
Prioritizing Software Requirements by Combining the Usage Monitoring Data with the Feedback Data
Doctoral Symposium
14:40
35m
Other
Panel: Postdoctoral careers: academic and industrial perspectives
Doctoral Symposium
P: Frank HoudekDaimler AG, P: Maya DanevaUniversity of Twente, P: Nan NiuUniversity of Cincinnati
14:30 - 15:30
3 Minute thesis competition and discussionGraduate Student Event at Graduate Student Event Virtual Room
Chair(s): Marcela RuizZHAW School of Engineering
14:30
6m
Talk
Domain Modelling Mistake Detection System
Graduate Student Event
Prabhsimran SinghDepartment of Electrical and Computer Engineering, McGill University, Gunter MussbacherMcGill University, Canada
14:36
6m
Talk
Model-Driven Development of Cross-Platform Mobile Applications by Using a Set of Heuristic Rules Based on Pre-conceptual schemas
Graduate Student Event
Jose David Mosquera-TobónUniversidad Nacional de Colombia, Carlos ZapataUniversidad Nacional de Colombia
14:43
6m
Talk
RE4CAIS: Understanding RE for Collaborative Artificial Intelligence Systems
Graduate Student Event
Lawrence Araa OdongUniversità di Trento
14:50
6m
Talk
A Learning Corpus for a Domain Modeling Assistant to Teach Requirements Modeling
Graduate Student Event
Younes BoubekeurMcGill University, Gunter MussbacherMcGill University, Canada
14:56
6m
Talk
From text to graphical models: a semi-automated iStar modeling support framework
Graduate Student Event
Yunduo WangBeijing University of Technology
15:03
6m
Talk
Multi-stakeholder modeling with 3D and VR
Graduate Student Event
Tatiana GordeevaKU Leuven, Elena TiukhovaKU Leuven, Monique SnoeckKatholieke Universiteit Leuven
15:10
6m
Talk
Do I Have Your Attention ? Predicting Users' Engagement During Interviews with Biofeedback, Voice, and Supervised Machine Learning
Graduate Student Event
Thaide HuichapaKennesaw State University
15:16
6m
Talk
Algorithm for automated test case generation
Graduate Student Event
Soumya SusovitaZHAW, Marcela RuizZHAW School of Engineering
15:23
6m
Talk
Design OF A detection system for oro-sensory attributes indicators of food acceptability to contribute to older adults' nutritional well-being with Alzheimer's.
Graduate Student Event
Edgar Camilo DíazUniversidad de la Sabana, Indira SoteloUniversidad de la Sabana, Gabriela CaezUniversidad de la Sabana
15:15 - 15:45
Doctoral Symposium Coffee BreakBreak at Discord: Break Area
15:45 - 17:15
Joint Session: Doctoral Symposium & Graduate Student Event Doctoral Symposium at Doctoral Symposium Virtual Room
Chair(s): Travis BreauxCarnegie Mellon University
15:45
35m
Talk
Invited Talk: Qualitative, quantitative and mixed-method approaches to research
Doctoral Symposium
Daniela DamianUniversity of Victoria
16:20
50m
Meeting
Joint event: Graduate-PhD students
Doctoral Symposium
M: Marcela RuizZHAW School of Engineering, M: Xavier FranchUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya
17:10
5m
Day closing
Doctoral Symposium Closing
Doctoral Symposium
Xavier FranchUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Travis BreauxCarnegie Mellon University

Call for Papers

Following the time-honoured tradition of REFSQ, the Symposium will revolve around structured presentations and discussions, with ample time devoted to comments from the floor. A number of senior researchers will attend the event. Due to the pandemic, the event will ensure access to remote participants who cannot attend in person. This year the Doctoral Symposium will host three mentoring events:

  • Faculty talk that surveys different research styles, comparing quantitative and qualitative methods
  • Faculty panel to answer, “How much evaluation is enough?”
  • Faculty panel examining career opportunities after earning a PhD

Doctoral Symposium Co-Chairs

Travis Breaux – Carnegie Mellon University, USA (breaux@cs.cmu.edu)
Xavier Franch – Polytechnic University of Catalunya, Spain (franch@essi.upc.edu)

Submission Instructions

Presenters should have set on a dissertation topic in the general area of RE, or in a related field, in which case your topic should aim for significant impact in RE. Typically, you have progressed beyond your first year in the program, or are close to doing so, but have not submitted your thesis yet. To apply to the REFSQ2021 Doctoral Symposium, you will need to submit an application consisting of:

  • A Research Abstract (max 6 pages + 1 for references, CEUR style) describing the problem you are addressing (what is unsatisfactory in the current state of the world?), its relevance (why would anyone care if the problem was solved?), your proposed solution (how do you plan to attack the problem?), the novelty of the problem, of the solution, or both (nobody identified the problem or provided the solution before you – i.e., what is your original contribution), the research method you are applying (which method are you following to get to the solution, and how do you prove it solves the problem?), and the progress in your research (where are you, how long to the final destination?). The Research Abstract should contain a short survey and pointers to relevant literature. The abstract needs to be uploaded in EasyChair.
  • A Letter of Recommendation from your primary supervisor or advisor. The letter need not discuss the research (which is already covered in your abstract) but should include a short statement about your position as a PhD student, the starting and expected completion date of your PhD, and an assessment of the current state of your research (including expectations about the final delivery). The supervisor or advisor needs to send the letter to the two co-chairs by email (see addresses below).

Submissions will be evaluated based on the quality of the Research Abstract, and of the interest of the research described therein. Accepted papers will be published in CEUR proceedings. Submit your paper EasyChair before 8 February 2021.