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Technical Program

Wednesday, September 13, 2006


Conference Opening

Keynote 1

End Users Who Meet Their Own Requirements
Mary Beth Rosson (Pennsylvania State University, USA)


Research Papers 1: Languages, Methods, and Tools

A Case Study in Systematic Improvement of Language for Requirements
Kimberly S. Wasson (University of Virginia, USA)

Generating Hierarchical State Machines From Use Case Charts
Jon Whittle, Praveen K. Jayaraman (George Mason University, USA)

Making Mobile Requirements Engineering Tools Usable and Useful
Neil Maiden (City University London, UK), Norbert Seyff, Paul Grünbacher (Johannes Kepler Universität Linz, Austria), Omo Otojare (City University London, UK), Karl Mitteregger (Johannes Kepler Universität Linz, Austria)

Mini-Tutorial 1

Just Enough Requirements Management
Alan Davis (University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, USA)

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Research Papers 2: Non-Functional Requirements

The Detection and Classification of Non-Functional Requirements with Application to Early Aspects
Jane Cleland-Huang, Raffaella Settimi, Xuchang Zou, Peter Solc (DePaul University, USA)

Emotional Requirements in Video Games (Short Paper)
David Callele, Eric Neufeld, Kevin Schneider (University of Saskatchewan, Canada)

Towards Regulatory Compliance: Extracting Rights and Obligations to Align Requirements with Regulations
Travis D. Breaux, Matthew W. Vail, Annie I. Antón (North Carolina State University, USA)

Panel 1: Product Management

Have You Spoken to Your Product Manager Recently?
How Requirements Engineering Influences Product Management and Vice Versa.
Moderator: Christof Ebert (Alcatel, France)
Panelists: Sjaak Brinkkemper (Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands), Bob Brown (Intel, USA), Steven Haines (Sequent Learning Networks, USA), John Milburn (Pragmatic Marketing, USA), Hugo Geuvens (Siemens, USA/Belgium), Günther Ruhe (University of Calgary, Canada)

Practice Papers 1: Application of RE

Experiences of Requirements Engineering for Two Consecutive Versions of a Product at VLSC
Joel So, Daniel Berry (University of Waterloo, Canada)

Controlling the HMS Program through Managing Requirements
Debra Aubrey (General Dynamics C4 Systems, USA)

Optimal Solutions for Hospital Websites
Karsten Wendland (Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany), Claudia Planz, Peter Oldorf (Kliniken des Main-Taunus-Kreises, Germany)

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Using Aspects to Simplify i*Models
F. Alencar (Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil; Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal), A. Moreira, J. Araújo (Univ. Nova de Lisboa, Portugal), J. Castro (Univ. Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil; IRST, Italy), C. Silva (Univ. Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil), J. Mylopoulos (Univ. of Toronto, Canada)

So, You Think You Are a Requirements Engineer?
B. Al-Ani, S.E. Sim (University of California Irvine, USA)

Deriving Architectures from Requirements
L. Bastos (Banco do Brasil, Brazil), J. Castro (Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil; IRST, Italy), J. Mylopoulos (Univ. of Toronto, Canada)

Towards an Integrated Approach for Aspectual Requirements
I. Brito, A. Moreira (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal)

Use Case-Based Modeling and Analysis of Failsafe Fault-Tolerance
A. Ebnenasir, B. Cheng, S. Konrad (Michigan State University, USA)

Goal-Oriented Modeling of Requirements Engineering for Dynamically Adaptive Systems
H. Goldsby, B. Cheng (Michigan State University, USA)

Eliciting Non-Functional Requirements Interactions Using the Personal Construct Theory
B. González-Baixauli (Universidad de Valladolid, Brazil), J. Leite (PUC-Rio, Brazil), M. Laguna (Universidad de Valladolid, Brazil)

Integrating Goals and Problem Frames in Requirements Analysis
L. Liu (Tsinghua University, China), Z. Jin (Academy of Mathematics and System Sciences, China)

Requirements Engineering for Pervasive Systems. A Transformational Approach
J. Muñoz, P. Valderas, V. Pelechano, O. Pastor (Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain)

Exposing Tacit Knowledge via Pre-Requirements Tracing
A. Stone, P. Sawyer (Lancaster University, UK)

Improving the Modeling of Use Case Relationship
J. Tang, D. Liang (University of Minnesota, USA

Research Tool Demonstrations

J-PRiM: A Java Tool for a Process Reengineering i* Methodology
Gemma Grau, Xavier Franch, Sebastián Ávila (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain)

REDEPEND: Extending i* Modelling into Requirements Processes
James Lockerbie, Neil Maiden (City University, UK)

Poirot: A Distributed Tool Supporting Enterprise-Wide Automated Traceability
Jun Lin, Chan Chou Lin, Jane Cleland-Huang, Raffaella Settimi, Joseph Amaya, Grace Bedford (DePaul University, USA), Brian Berenbach (Siemens Corporate Research Princeton, USA), Oussama Ben Khadra, Chuan Duan, Xuchang Zou (DePaul University, USA)

DesCOTS-SL: A Tool for the Selection of COTS Components
Carme Quer, Xavier Franch, Xavier Lopez-Pelegrín (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain

Practice Papers 2: Tailoring and Improvement

Tailoring Traceability Information to Business Needs
Paul Arkley (University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK), Tom Brookes (BAE Systems, UK), Steve Riddle (University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK)

Good Practice and Improvement Model of Handling Capacity Requirements of Large Telecommunication Systems
Andreas Borg (Linköpings Universitet, Sweden), Mikael Patel (Ericsson AB, Sweden), Kristian Sandahl (Linköpings Universitet, Sweden)

A Requirements Guide For All (REGAL): an INCOSE Initiative (Invited Presentation)
Jeremy Dick (integrate systems engineering, UK)

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Thursday, September 14, 2006



Keynote 2

Testing to Improve Requirements - Mission Impossible?
Dorothy Graham (Grove Consulting, UK)

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Research Papers 3: Analysis

Identifying Nocuous Ambiguities in Natural Language Requirements
Francis Chantree, Bashar Nuseibeh, Anne de Roeck, Alistair Willis (The Open University, UK)

Interaction Analysis in Aspect-Oriented Models
Katharina Mehner (Technische Universität Berlin, Germany), Mattia Monga (Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy), Gabriele Taentzer (Technische Universität Berlin, Germany)

On Goal-based Variability Acquisition and Analysis
Sotirios Liaskos, Alexei Lapouchnian, Yijun Yu, Eric Yu, John Mylopoulos (University of Toronto, Canada)

Research Papers 4: Use Cases and Interaction

An Empirical Quality Assessment of Automotive Use Cases
Fredrik Törner (Volvo Car Corp., Sweden), Martin Ivarsson, Fredrik Pettersson, Peter Öhman (Chalmers Tekniska Högskola, Sweden)

Matching Antipatterns to Improve the Quality of Use Case Models
Mohamed El-Attar, James Miller (University of Alberta, Canada)

Software Cinema—Video-based Requirements Engineering
Oliver Creighton (Siemens AG, Germany), Martin Ott, Bernd Brügge (Technische Universität München, Germany)

Invited Experience Talks

Modeling Requirements
Anette Prindahl (ATP, Denmark)

Putting Requirements Theory into Practice at Northrop Grumman
Ralph Young (Northrop Grumman, USA)

Moving Towards Agile Practices - Requirements Management Tool Experiences at Hewlett-Packard
Gerald Heller (Hewlett-Packard, Germany)

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Research Papers 5: Goals

Justifying Goal Models
Ivan J. Jureta, Stéphane Faulkner, Pierre-Yves Schobbens (FUNDP – University of Namur, Belgium)

Managing Terminological Interference in Goal Models with Repertory Grid (Short Paper)
Nan Niu, Steve Easterbrook (University of Toronto, Canada)

Understanding Business Strategies of Networked Value Constellations Using Goal- and Value Modelling
Jaap Gordijn (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands), Michaël Petit (FUNDP – University of Namur, Belgium), Roel Wieringa (Universiteit Twente, The Netherlands)

Panel 2: Traceability

Requirements Traceability – When and How Does it Deliver More than it Costs?
Moderator: Jane Cleland-Huang (DePaul University, USA)
Panelists: Jeremy Dick (integrate systems engineering, UK), Jane Huffman Hayes (University of Kentucky, USA), Tim Menzies (West Virginia University, USA), Andrea Zisman (City University London, UK)

Meet The Expert

Requirement Engineering, an Oxymoron?
Ivy Hooks (Compliance Automation Inc., USA)

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Research Papers 6: Features

Feature Diagrams: A Survey and A Formal Semantics
Pierre-Yves Schobbens, Patrick Heymans, Jean-Christophe Trigaux (FUNDP – University of Namur, Belgium), Yves Bontemps (SMALS MvM/eGOV, Belgium)

Identification of Crosscutting Requirements Based on Feature Dependency Analysis (Short Paper)
Kun Chen, Haiyan Zhao, Wei Zhang, Hong Mei(Peking University, Beijing, China)

Managing Highly Complex Product Families With Multi-Level Feature Trees
Mark-Oliver Reiser (Technische Universität Berlin, Germany), Matthias Weber (DaimlerChrysler AG, Germany)

Research Papers 7: Application and Alignment

Systematic Requirements-Driven Evaluation and Synthesis of Alternative Principle Solutions for Advanced Mechatronic Systems
Björn Axenath, Holger Giese, Florian Klein, Ursula Frank (Universität Paderborn, Germany)

A Coordination Complexity Model to Support Requirements Engineering for Cross-organizational ERP (Short Paper)
Maya Daneva, Roel Wieringa (Universiteit Twente, The Netherlands)

Requirement Progression in Problem Frames Applied to a Proton Therapy System
Robert Seater, Daniel Jackson (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)

Practice Papers 3: Process Issues

Agile Requirements Engineering for a Social Insurance for Occupational Risks Organization: A Case Study
Mario Pichler (SCCH Software Competence Center Hagenberg, Austria), Hildegard Rumetshofer, FAW Software Engineering (Austria), Wilhelm Wahler (AUVA, Austria)

Open Source Requirements Engineering
Barbara Paech, Bernd Reuschenbach (Universität Heidelberg, Germany)

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Friday, September 15, 2006


Research Papers 8: Elicitation

Effectiveness of Requirements Elicitation Techniques: Empirical Results derived from a Systematic Review
Alan Davis (University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, USA), Oscar Dieste (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain), Ann Hickey (University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, USA), Natalia Juristo, Ana M. Moreno (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain)

Detecting Conflicts of Interest (Short Paper)
Paolo Giorgini, Fabio Massacci, John Mylopoulos, Nicola Zannone (Università di Trento, Italy)

Using Domain Ontology as Domain Knowledge for Requirements Elicitation
Haruhiko Kaiya (Shinshu University, Japan), Motoshi Saeki (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)

Panel 3: The Future of RE

Requirements Engineering Research in Some Future Worlds: An Exercise in Scenario Planning
Moderators: Bashar Nuseibeh (Open University, UK), David Bush (National Air Traffic Services, UK)
Panelists: Dan Berry (University of Waterloo, Canada), Don Gause (Binghamton University, USA), Pankaj Jalote (IIT Delhi, India)

Invited Practice Talks

Requirements Engineering: An Industrial Perspective
Brian Berenbach (Siemens Corporate Research, USA)

Proving the Shalls: Requirements, Proofs, and Model-Based Development
Steven P. Miller (Rockwell Collins, USA)

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Vision Papers

What is this Science called Requirements Engineering?
Hans Akkermans, Jaap Gordijn (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

Fusing Quantitative Requirements Analysis with Model-based Systems Engineering
Steven Cornford, Martin Feather, Vance Heron, J. Steven Jenkins (Jet Propulsion Lab, USA)

Re-Framing Requirements Engineering
Colin Potts (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)

Creativity and the Age-Old Resistance to Change Problem in RE
Gil Regev (EPF Lausanne, Switzerland), Donald Gause (Binghamton University, USA), Alain Wegmann (EPF Lausanne, Switzerland)

Research Papers 9: Specific Domains and Areas

Incorporating Goal Analysis in Database Design: A Case Study from Biological Data Management
Lei Jiang, Thodoros Topaloglou (University of Toronto, Canada), Alex Borgida (Rutgers University, USA), John Mylopoulos (University of Toronto, Canada)

Towards a Reference Framework for Software Product Management (Short Paper)
Inge van de Weerd, Sjaak Brinkkemper, Richard Nieuwenhuis, Johan Versendaal, Lex Bijlsma (Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands)

Managing Non-Technical Requirements in COTS Components Selection (Short Paper)
Juan Pablo Carvallo V. (ETAPATELECOM, Ecuador), Xavier Franch, Carme Quer (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain)

Systematic Development of Requirements Documentation for General Purpose Scientific Computing Software
Spencer Smith (McMaster University, Canada)

Mini-Tutorial 2

Requirements by Collaboration: Facilitating Workshops to Define Stakeholder Needs
Ellen Gottesdiener (EBG Consulting, USA)

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Keynote 3

Goal-Oriented Requirements Engineering, Part II
John Mylopoulos (University of Toronto, Canada and Università di Trento, Italy)

Conference Closing

Farewell, Invitation to RE'07 in India

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