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Key Dates in 2013

  • July 15: Doctoral Symposium
  • July 15-16: Workshops & Tutorials
  • July 17-19: Main Conference

RE Working Session (Friday @ 9am)

The Requirements Engineering Body of Knowledge (REBoK)

Abstract – A body of knowledge is a term used to represent the complete set of concepts, terms and activities that make up a professional domain. It encompasses the core teachings, skills and research in a field or industry. So far, the discipline of RE is lacking an official Requirements Engineering Body of Knowledge (REBoK).

This working session brings together researchers and practi- tioners to elaborate the goals, requirements and constraints for a REBoK that shall serve as commonly agreed basis for developing a draft over the following months.

Organizers: Birgit Penzenstadler, Daniel Mendez Fernandez, Debra Richardson, David Callele, Krzysztof Wnuk

REBoK Visionaries: Mikio Aoyama, Oliver Creighton, Sarah Gregory, Martin Glinz, Pete Sawyer

Outline: After the kickoff with the statements by the visionaries, people cluster into small groups discussing one of the REBoK subtopics below for 20 minutes, where they contribute with their thoughts via post-its onto the posters stuck to the wall. Then one representative presents the thoughts of the group to the other groups (10 min). Subsequently, there will be another round of small group discussions.

Follow-up: We set up a dedicated email address ( and an email list that will be used for participants to sign up for follow-up and future involvement in the further development of the REBoK, whether as authors or as reviewers.

The online protocol will be available for additional feedback and comments for a month and then a team of participants who want to contribute and we develop a first draft of the BoK. The plan is to have a half-day workshop on the REBoK at RE’14 to review the BoK, to improve it, and to work on the evolution process.

The work in progress will be made available online at

Audience: All interested, active stakeholders (wanting to contribute) are welcome. It is a mix with a representative part of ‘knowledge pools’, for example, experienced researchers, lecturers, and practitioners, and a representative part of ‘knowledge seekers’, for example, potential users, young researchers, and early-stage practitioners, to include all viewpoints.