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REFSQ 2021
Mon 12 - Thu 15 April 2021 Germany

The REFSQ Working Conferences provide a forum for exchanging innovative ideas and approaches to successful requirements engineering among researchers and professionals. The workshop program aims to enrich this forum with events focused on specific areas of RE. A workshop should provide benefits to the RE community along one or more of the following dimensions: innovativeness of the area, high potential for involving both industrial and research actors, influence on industrial practice, or addressing novel trends in software engineering at large.

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10:00 - 17:00
CreaRE WorkshopWorkshops at CreaRE Virtual Room
Chair(s): Eduard C. Groen Fraunhofer IESE, Andrea Herrmann Herrmann & Ehrlich

Please check the website of the workshop for the current version of the agenda: https://creare.iese.de/

Celebratory 10th Anniversary Track 1: Expert Talks

10:00–10:30: Marcus Trapp, Fraunhofer IESE: “Creative People are great Thieves with lousy Dealers” (Invited Expert)

10:30–11:00: Kim Lauenroth, adesso AG & IREB“: Against Method An essay on the importance of studying projects and results for more creativity in RE!” (Invited Expert)

11:00–11:30: Kerstin Röse, Siemens UXD: “RE 4.0” (Invited Expert Talk)

coffee break

Celebratory 10th Anniversary Track 2: Discussion

12:00–12:30 Panel discussion: “C[RE]A: The RE in cREativity”

12:30-13:00 general discussion

lunch break

Research Track

14:00–14:30: Retrospective: “10 years have got behind us”

14:30–15:00: Luisa Mich, University of Trento: “Choosing a Creativity Technique for Requirements Elicitation”

15:00–15:30: Varun Gupta and Jose Maria Fernandez-Crehuet, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid: “Creativity through Startup and Academia Partnerships: Experience from Real Consulting Project”

coffee break

Interactive Session

15:45–17:00: Patrick Mennig: Force(d) fit? One Year of Facilitating Virtual Creativity Workshops. Success Stories and Challenges.

10:00 - 17:00
NLP4RE WorkshopWorkshops at NLP4RE Virtual Room
Chair(s): Sallam Abualhaija University of Luxembourg, Fatma Başak Aydemir Boğaziçi University, Alessio Ferrari CNR-ISTI, Jin L.C. Guo McGill University

Please check the website of the workshop for the detailled agenda: https://nlp4re.github.io/2021/program.html

10:00 - 14:00
RE4AI WorkshopWorkshops at RE4AI Virtual Room
Chair(s): Renata Guizzardi Universidade Federal do Espirito Santo, Jennifer Horkoff Chalmers and the University of Gothenburg, Anna Perini Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Angelo Susi Fondazione Bruno Kessler

Please check the website of the workshop for the detailled agenda: https://sites.google.com/view/re4ai/home/program

12:30 - 13:30
Doctoral Symposium Lunch BreakBreak at Discord: Break Area
15:15 - 15:45
Doctoral Symposium Coffee BreakBreak at Discord: Break Area

Call for Workshop Proposals

The 2021 REFSQ call for workshops welcomes both traditional and paperless workshops. In line with REFSQ’s general interest and the special 2021 theme “Ethics as a cornerstone of Requirements Engineering”, you can find a (non-exclusive) list of particularly encouraged topics below.

Particularly invited topics

  • RE and Society
  • Ethics and RE
  • Agile, continuous, and flexible RE
  • Software Product Management
  • Requirements for Software Ecosystems / Systems of Systems
  • RE for Self-Adaptive Systems and Context Awareness
  • RE for Big Data, RE for the Cloud
  • RE at Runtime
  • Requirements Prioritization, Requirements Quality, Metrics
  • Product Line RE, Requirements Reuse
  • RE and Security, Trust, Safety, Scalability
  • RE and Privacy and Regulatory Compliance
  • Evolution of Requirements
  • RE for Sustainable Systems
  • RE Education and Training
  • Requirements Patterns and Best Practices;
  • RE in Small Companies and Startups
  • Model-Driven Requirements Engineering
  • AI for RE, RE for AI
  • Natural Language Processing for RE
  • RE in User Centered Design and Design Thinking

Workshop proposal submissions

  1. Title of the workshop;
  2. Name and contact information of the proposer(s);
  3. Duration of the workshop (full or half day);
  4. A statement of the goals and motivation for the workshop;
  5. A brief description of the topic of the workshop and a list of related topics;
  6. An outline of the workshop format (traditional vs. paperless) and a sample of program, e.g., paper presentations, keynotes, breakout sessions, panel-like discussions, combination; more details on this point are requested for paperless workshops;
  7. Outline of paper submission and selection process (if any);
  8. Alternative publishing plans, in case something different from CEUR proceedings is expected (especially for paperless workshops);
  9. A short description on the target audience and how the workshop will be advertised;
  10. Anticipated number of participants, especially any information regarding already confirmed participation is welcome (a must for paperless workshops);
  11. A statement about whether and how the workshop will be run virtually in case we cannot have REFSQ physically in Essen.
  12. A list of past editions of the workshop (if any), including dates, organizers and website, attendance. Also describe differences to previous editions;
  13. A short biography of each workshop organizer.

For each workshop associated with REFSQ, the workshop organizing team should include at least one program chair who does not submit any paper to the workshop.

Submit your proposal via Easychair in PDF format at: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=refsq2021

If you have a workshop idea you want to discuss, you can contact us at sepideh.ghanavati@maine.edu, vogelsang@cs.uni-koeln.de

  1. Tenth International Workshop on Creativity in Requirements Engineering (CreaRE’21) - Organizers: Maya Daneva, Eduard Groen, Andrea Herrmann and Patrick Mennig

  2. NLP4RE’21: 4th International Workshop on Natural Language Processing for Requirements Engineering - Organizers: Sallam Abualhaija, Alessio Ferrari, Fatma Başak Aydemir and Jin Guo.

  3. The 2nd International Workshop on Requirements Engineering for Artificial Intelligence - Organizers: Renata Guizzardi, Jennifer Horkoff, Anna Perini and Angelo Susi