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Conference Program

RE'13 offers an extensive program of interest to both academia and industry including five distinguished keynote speakers and three conference days full of papers, panels, posters, as well as varied RE Interactive sessions to get involved, try things out, and have your say. RE Interactive sessions are designed for industry and academia. A series of exciting tutorials and mini-tutorials to develop skills in and advance awareness of requirements engineering practices is of particular interest to industry. Furthermore, the RE@21 paper series looks at the contributions of the RE Conference and the future of RE including invited presentations by past and this year's Most Influential Paper award winners. The main conference is preceded by two days of workshops, ER@BR, and the doctoral symposium.

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Last update: 2013-Jul-23

MONDAY (July 15, 2013)
09:00 - 12:30
David G. Gordon (Carnegie Mellon University, United States), Sunil Nair (University of Oslo, Norway), Sandeep Reddivari (RE'13 Best Doctoral Poster - Audience Award Winner) (Mississippi State University, United States), George Valença (UFPE, Brasil) [Room L 154]
T1 (full-day) "Writing Good Requirements" Sarah Gregory (Intel, USA) [FB6 Auditorium]
W1 (MoDRE) [Padre Anchieta Auditorium]
W2 (RE4SuSy) (RE'13 Best Workshop Poster - Audience Award Winner) [RDC Auditorium]
W3 (EmpiRE with GRIPP session) [Room L 150]
14:30 - 18:00
Doctoral Symposium (continued)
Tutorials (continued)
T1 (full-day; continued) [FB6 Auditorium]
T3 (half-day) "Applying Model Driven Engineering and Domain Specific Languages to Requirements Engineering" Bruce Trask and Angel Roman (MDE Systems Inc., USA) [Room L 120]
Workshops (continued)

TUESDAY (July 16, 2013)
09:00 - 12:30
ER@BR [RDC Auditorium]
T4 (full-day) "Implement Visual Models for Software Requirements Immediately" Joy Beatty and James Hulgan (Seilevel Inc., USA) [Room L 222]
T5 (half-day) "Requirements Quality and Productivity Improvement Based on Examples Usage" Marcelo Tueiv, Marcelo do Carmo Coelho, and Erica Mourão da Silva (IBM, Brasil) [Room L 224]
T6 (half-day) "Observational and Experimental Case Study Research in Requirements Engineering: Methodology and Examples" Roel Wieringa (University of Twente, The Netherlands) [Room L 206]
W4 (RePa with REPOS session) [Padre Anchieta Auditorium]
W5 (CMA) [Room L 210]
W7 (TwinPeaks) [Room L 214]
W8 (RELAW) [Room L 218]
14:30 - 18:00
Co-located Event (continued)
Tutorials (continued)
T4 (full-day; continued) [Room L 222]
T7 (half-day) "Model-Based Systems Requirements" Jean-Michel Bruel and João Araújo (Université de Toulouse, France; Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal) [Room L 224]
Workshops (continued)

WEDNESDAY (July 17, 2013)
09:00 - 10:30
Welcome to RE'13
Prof. José Ricardo Bergmann, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (Vice Academic Rector of PUC-Rio)
Prof. Marcus V. S. Poggi de Aragão, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (Director of the Informatics Department of PUC-Rio)
Julio Cesar Sampaio do Prado Leite, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (RE'13 General Chair)
Orlena (Olly) Gotel, Independent Researcher, USA (RE'13 Program Chair)
Alistair Mavin (Mav), Rolls Royce PLC, UK (RE'13 Industry Chair)
Simone D.J. Barbosa, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (RE'13 Local Chair)
Keynote Address: Requirements Engineering as Information Search and Idea Discovery
Keynote Speaker: Neil Maiden (City University, London, UK)
Introduced by: Alistair Mavin (RE'13 Industry Chair)
11:00 - 12:30
RE Micro Tutorials: Top Tips You Can Apply Immediately to Projects - Highlights from the RE'13 Tutorials [RDC Auditorium]
Organizers: Joy Beatty (Seilevel Inc., USA) and Maria Lencastre (Universidade de Pernambuco, Brasil)


Joy Beatty and James Hulgan (Seilevel Inc., USA)
Sarah Gregory (Intel, USA)
Roel Wieringa (University of Twente, The Netherlands)
Jean-Michel Bruel (Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse, France) and João Araújo (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal)
Bruce Trask and Angel Roman (MDE Systems Inc., USA)
Marcelo Tueiv, Marcelo do Carmo Coelho, and Erica Mourão da Silva (IBM, Brasil)
RE@21 Papers: Keeping Requirements on Track [Padre Anchieta Auditorium]
Chair: Bashar Nuseibeh (Open University, UK, & Lero, Ireland)
A History of the International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE) (RE@21)
Nancy R. Mead (SEI, USA)
A Review of Traceability Research at the Requirements Engineering Conference (RE@21)
Sunil Nair, Jose Luis de la Vara, and Sagar Sen (Simula Research Laboratory, Norway)
Models in the RE Series (RE@21)
Stephen J. Morris (City University London, UK)
A Vision for Generic Concern-Oriented Requirements Reuse (RE@21)
Gunter Mussbacher and Jörg Kienzle (University of Ottawa, Canada; McGill University, Canada)
RE Papers: Legal and Privacy Requirements [FB6 Auditorium]
Chair: Jaelson Castro (Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brasil)
Automated Text Mining for Requirements Analysis of Policy Documents
Aaron K. Massey, Jacob Eisenstein, Annie I. Antón, and Peter P. Swire (Georgia Tech, USA; Ohio State University, USA)
Formal Analysis of Privacy Requirements Specifications for Multi-tier Applications
Travis D. Breaux and Ashwini Rao (CMU, USA)
An Empirical Investigation of Software Engineers' Ability to Classify Legal Cross-References
Jeremy C. Maxwell, Annie I. Antón, and Julie B. Earp (North Carolina State University, USA; Georgia Tech, USA)
14:30 - 16:00
RE Panel: Identifying Top Challenges for International Research on Requirements Engineering for Systems of Systems Engineering [RDC Auditorium]
Moderator: Cornelius Ncube (University of Bournemouth, UK)


Judith Dahmann (The MITRE Corporation, USA)
Anthony Finkelstein (University College London, UK)
Alan Harding (BAE Systems, UK)
Nancy Mead (SEI, CMU, USA)
RE Papers: Industry Challenges and Research Needs [Padre Anchieta Auditorium]
Chair: Marjo Kauppinen (Aalto University, Finland)
Requirements Reviews Revisited: Residual Challenges and Open Research Questions
Frank Salger (City of Munich, Germany)
Challenges in Balancing the Amount of Solution Information in Requirement Specifications for Embedded Products
Juha Savolainen, Dagný Hauksdóttir, and Mike Mannion (Danfoss Power Electronics, Denmark; DTU, Denmark; Glasgow Caledonian University, UK)
Towards a Systematic Requirement-Based Test Generation Framework: Industrial Challenges and Needs
Shokoofeh Hesari, Razieh Behjati, and Tao Yue (Simula Research Laboratory, Norway; University of Oslo, Norway)
Why Feature Dependencies Challenge the Requirements Engineering of Automotive Systems: An Empirical Study
Andreas Vogelsang and Steffen Fuhrmann (TU Munich, Germany; BMW, Germany)
RE Papers: Automated Traceability [FB6 Auditorium]
Chair: Barbara Paech (University of Heidelberg, Germany)
Supporting Requirements Traceability through Refactoring
Anas Mahmoud and Nan Niu (Mississippi State University, USA)
Foundations for an Expert System in Domain-Specific Traceability
Jin Guo, Jane Cleland-Huang, and Brian Berenbach (DePaul University, USA; Siemens, USA) VIDEO
Application of Reinforcement Learning to Requirements Engineering: Requirements Tracing
Hakim Sultanov and Jane Huffman Hayes (University of Kentucky, USA) VIDEO
16:30 - 18:00
RE Interactive: Creative Collisions - Meet and Create! [RDC Auditorium]
Organizers: Martin Mahaux (University of Namur, Belgium) and David Callele (University of Saskatchewan, Canada)


RE@21 Spotlight: RE's Most Influential Papers I [Padre Anchieta Auditorium]
Chair: Martin Glinz (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
Analyzing Software Requirements Errors in Safety-Critical, Embedded Systems
Robyn Lutz (2003 MIP Award Winner)
Goal-Based Requirements Analysis
Annie Antón (2006 MIP Award Winner)
Towards Modelling and Reasoning Support for Early-Phase Requirements Engineering
Eric Yu (2007 MIP Award Winner)
RE Papers: Formal Modeling [FB6 Auditorium]
Chair: Zhi Jin (Peking University, China)
On Requirements Verification for Model Refinements
Carlo Ghezzi, Claudio Menghi, Amir Molzam Sharifloo, and Paola Spoletini (Politecnico di Milano, Italy; Universita dell'Insubria, Italy) VIDEO
Distributing Refinements of a System-Level Partial Behavior Model
Ivo Krka and Nenad Medvidovic (University of Southern California, USA)
A Mode-Based Pattern for Feature Requirements, and a Generic Feature Interface
David Dietrich and Joanne M. Atlee (University of Waterloo, Canada)

THURSDAY (July 18, 2013)
09:00 - 10:30
Program Awards
RE'13 Best Papers (Research and Industry) and Most Influential Paper from RE'03
Service Awards
Distinguished Service to the Requirements Engineering Community Awards (Daniel M. Berry and Roel Wieringa)
Keynote Address: Starchitects and Jack-Hammers: Requirements Engineering Challenges and Practices in the Construction Industry
Keynote Speaker: Fiona Cousins (Arup, USA)
Introduced by: Orlena Gotel (RE'13 Program Chair)
11:00 - 12:30
RE Interactive: Workshops and Doctoral Symposium at RE'13 - The Results (Presentation Session of New Ideas for Researchers and Practitioners Who Weren't There) [RDC Auditorium]
Organizers: Oliver Creighton (Siemens AG, Germany) and Marcos Borges (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil)


Ana Moreira (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal) (W1: MoDRE)
Birgit Penzenstadler (University of California Irvine, USA) (W2: RE4SuSy)
Sabrina Marczak (Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul University, Brasil) and Tayana Conte (UFAM, Brasil) (W3: EmpiRE with GRIPP session)
Liping Zhao (University of Manchester, UK) (W4: RePa with REPOS session)
Gunter Mussbacher (University of Ottawa, Canada) (W5: CMA)
Xavier Franch (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain) (W7: TwinPeaks)
Aaron Massey (Georgia Tech, USA) (W8: RELAW)
Doctoral Symposium Posters: David G. Gordon (Carnegie Mellon University, United States), Sunil Nair (University of Oslo, Norway), Sandeep Reddivari (Mississippi State University, United States), George Valença (UFPE, Brasil)
RE@21 Spotlight: RE's Most Influential Papers II [Padre Anchieta Auditorium]
Chair: Roel Wieringa (University of Twente, The Netherlands)
Acquiring COTS Software Selection Requirements
Neil Maiden and Cornelius Ncube (2008 MIP Award Winner)
An Analysis of the Requirements Traceability Problem
Orlena Gotel and Anthony Finkelstein (2004 MIP Award Winner)
Improving Requirements Tracing via Information Retrieval
Jane Huffman Hayes, Alex Dekhtyar, and James Osborne (2013 MIP Award Winner) VIDEO
RE Papers: Elicitation in Theory and in Practice [FB6 Auditorium]
Chair: Stephen Morris (City University London, UK)
Requirements Elicitation: Towards the Unknown Unknowns
Alistair Sutcliffe and Pete Sawyer (University of Lancaster, UK)
Early Phase Telemedicine Requirements Elicitation in Collaboration with Medical Practitioners
Nekane Larburu, Ing Widya, Richard G. A. Bults, Hermie J. Hermens, and Carlo Napolitano (University of Twente, Netherlands; IRCCCS Fondazione Salvarore Maugeri, Italy)
How Cloud Providers Elicit Consumer Requirements: An Exploratory Study of Nineteen Companies
Irina Todoran, Norbert Seyff, and Martin Glinz (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
14:30 - 16:00
RE Interactive: Posters and Demos Science Slam [RDC Auditorium]
Organizers: Letícia Duboc (Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil) and Birgit Penzenstadler (University of California Irvine, USA)
Requirements Bazaar: Social Requirements Engineering for Community-Driven Innovation
Dominik Renzel, Malte Behrendt, Ralf Klamma, and Matthias Jarke (RE'13 Best Demo - Audience Award Winner) (RWTH Aachen University, Germany) VIDEO
A Safety Requirement Engineering Method and Tool
Romaric Guillerm, Hamid Demmou, and Nabil Sadou (LAAS-CNRS, France; University of Toulouse, France; SUPELEC, France)
MIRA: A Tooling-Framework to Experiment with Model-Based Requirements Engineering
Sabine Teufl, Dongyue Mou, and Daniel Ratiu (Fortiss, Germany) VIDEO
PABRE-Proj: Applying Patterns in Requirements Elicitation
Cristina Palomares, Carme Quer, and Xavier Franch (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain) VIDEO:short/long
A Tool Implementation of the Unified Requirements Modeling Language as Enterprise Architect Add-In
Florian Schneider, Bernd Bruegge, and Brian Berenbach (TU Munich, Germany; Siemens, USA)
IRET: Requirements for Service Platforms
Luciano Baresi, Gianluca Ripa, and Liliana Pasquale (Politecnico di Milano, Italy; Cefriel, Italy; Lero, Ireland; University of Limerick, Ireland) VIDEO
Using TraceLab to Design, Execute, and Baseline Empirical Requirements Engineering Experiments
Jane Cleland-Huang, Adam Czauderna, and Jane Huffman Hayes (DePaul University, United States; University of Kentucky, United States) VIDEO
Requirements-Driven Adaptive Digital Forensics
Liliana Pasquale, Yijun Yu, Mazeiar Salehie, Luca Cavallaro, Thein Than Tun, and Bashar Nuseibeh (RE'13 Best Poster - Audience Award Winner) (Lero, Ireland; Open University, UK)
RE Mini Tutorial: Winning the Hidden Battle - Requirements Tool Selection and Adoption [Padre Anchieta Auditorium]
Chair: Nan Niu (Mississippi State University, USA)


Joy Beatty (Seilevel, USA)
RE Papers: New Perspectives on Requirements Sources [FB6 Auditorium]
Chair: Didar Zowghi (University of Technology, Sydney, Australia)
Visual Notation Design 2.0: Towards User Comprehensible Requirements Engineering Notations
Patrice Caire, Nicolas Genon, Patrick Heymans, and Daniel L. Moody (RE'13 Best Research Paper Award Winner) (University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg; University of Namur, Belgium; Ozemantics, Australia)
User Feedback in the AppStore: An Empirical Study
Dennis Pagano and Walid Maalej (TU Munich, Germany; University of Hamburg, Germany)
An Industrial Case Study of the Impact of Domain Ignorance on the Effectiveness of Requirements Idea Generation during Requirements Elicitation
Ali Niknafs and Daniel M. Berry (University of Waterloo, Canada)
16:30 - 18:00
RE Panel: Ready-Set-Transfer - Technology Transfer in the Requirements Engineering Domain [RDC Auditorium]
Organizers: Jane Cleland-Huang (DePaul University, USA) and Smita Ghaisas (Tata Consulting Services, India)

Academic Competitors:

"Requirements Reuse through Software Requirement Patterns", Xavier Franch (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain)
"The Role of Domain Ignorance in RE", Ali Niknafs (University of Waterloo, Canada)
"Mind the Gap - A Trace Retrieval Solution", Jin Guo (De Paul University, USA) and Jane Huffman Hayes (University of Kentucky, USA) (RE'13 Ready-Set-Transfer Award Winner)

Industry Panelists:

Carlos Henrique Duarte (National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES) of Brasil, Brasil)
Tony Gorschek (Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden)
Sarah Gregory (Intel, USA)
RE Papers: Improving the Quality of Requirements in Practice [Padre Anchieta Auditorium]
Chair: Daniel M. Berry (University of Waterloo, Canada)
The Impact of Requirements on Software Quality across Three Product Generations
John Terzakis (RE'13 Best Industry Paper Award Winner) (Intel, USA)
Requirements Clinic: Third Party Inspection Methodology and Practice for Improving the Quality of Requirements Specifications
Shinobu Saito, Mutsuki Takeuchi, Masatoshi Hiraoka, Tsuyoshi Kitani, and Mikio Aoyama (NTT DATA, Japan; Nanzan University, Japan)
Using Defect Taxonomies for Requirements Validation in Industrial Projects
Michael Felderer and Armin Beer (University of Innsbruck, Austria; QE LaB Business Services, Austria; Beer Test Consulting, Austria)
RE Papers: Handling Change [FB6 Auditorium]
Chair: Nelly Bencomo (Aston University, UK)
Learning from Evolution History to Predict Future Requirement Changes
Lin Shi, Qing Wang, and Mingshu Li (ISCAS, China; UCAS, China)
Assessing Regulatory Change through Legal Requirements Coverage Modeling
David G. Gordon and Travis D. Breaux (CMU, USA)
A Goal Model Elaboration for Localizing Changes in Software Evolution
Hiroyuki Nakagawa, Akihiko Ohsuga, and Shinichi Honiden (University of Electro-Communications, Japan; National Institute of Informatics, Japan)

FRIDAY (July 19, 2013)
09:00 - 10:30
RE Working Session: The Requirements Engineering Body of Knowledge (REBoK) [RDC Auditorium]
Organizers: Birgit Penzenstadler and Debra Richardson (University of California Irvine, USA), and David Callele (University of Saskatchewan, Canada)

REBoK Visionaries:

Mikio Aoyama (Nanzan University, Japan)
Oliver Creighton (Siemens AG, Germany)
Sarah Gregory (Intel, USA)
Martin Glinz (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
Pete Sawyer (University of Lancaster, UK)
RE Papers: RE Processes and Tools in Action [Padre Anchieta Auditorium]
Chair: Neil Ernst (Software Engineering Institute, USA)
Requirements Engineering for the Uganda Police Force Crime Records Management System
Andrew Muyanja, Paul Isaac Musasizi, Catherine Nassimbwa, Sandy Stevens Tickodri-Togboa, Edward Kale Kayihura, and Amos Ngabirano (Makerere University, Uganda; Uganda Police Force, Uganda)
The Integration of an RE Method and AHP: A Pilot Study in a Large Swiss Bank
Arash Golnam, Gil Regev, Alain Wegmann, and Sofia Kyriakopoulou (EPFL, Switzerland; Credit Suisse, Switzerland)
Automatic Extraction of Glossary Terms from Natural Language Requirements
Anurag Dwarakanath, Roshni R. Ramnani, and Shubhashis Sengupta (Accenture Technology Labs, India)
RE Papers: Directions in Decentralized RE [FB6 Auditorium]
Chair: João Araújo (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal)
Ongoing Software Development without Classical Requirements
Thomas A. Alspaugh and Walt Scacchi (UC Irvine, USA)
Assumptions-Based Risk Identification Method (ARM) in Dynamic Service Provisioning
Alireza Zarghami, Eelco Vriezekolk, Mohammad Zarifi Eslami, Marten van Sinderen, and Roel Wieringa (University of Twente, Netherlands)
Can Requirements Dependency Network Be Used as Early Indicator of Software Integration Bugs?
Junjie Wang, Juan Li, Qing Wang, Da Yang, He Zhang, and Mingshu Li (ISCAS, China; UCAS, China; University of East London, UK)
11:00 - 12:30
RE@21 Panel: Future Directions of the RE Conference and Its Community [RDC Auditorium]
Moderator: Neil Maiden (City University London, UK)


"Requirements Engineering Conferences: Wither Industry Tracks?", Roel Wieringa and Pascal van Eck (University of Twente, The Netherlands), and John Mylopoulos (University of Trento, Italy)
"A New Paradigm for Applied Requirements Engineering Research", Martin Mahaux (University of Namur, Belgium) and Alistair Mavin (Rolls Royce PLC, UK)
"A Little Rebellion Now and Then Is a Good Thing: Views on the Requirements Engineering Conference", Tony Gorschek (Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden)
Anthony Finkelstein (University College London, UK)
RE Mini Tutorial: Practical Applications of i* in Industry - The State of the Art [Padre Anchieta Auditorium]
Chair: Seok Won Lee (Ajou University, Republic of Korea)


Eric Yu (University of Toronto, Canada)
Daniel Amyot (University of Ottawa, Canada)
Jaelson Castro (Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brasil)
Xavier Franch (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain)
Gunter Mussbacher (University of Ottawa, Canada)
RE Papers: Traceability in Practice [FB6 Auditorium]
Chair: Michael Panis (Teradyne, USA)
An Empirical Study on Project-Specific Traceability Strategies
Patrick Rempel, Patrick Mäder, and Tobias Kuschke (TU Ilmenau, Germany)
An Approach to Carry Out Consistency Analysis on Requirements: Validating and Tracking Requirements through a Configuration Structure
Padmalata Nistala and Priyanka Kumari (Tata Consultancy Services, India)
Keeping Requirements on Track via Visual Analytics
Nan Niu, Sandeep Reddivari, and Zhangji Chen (Mississippi State University, USA)
14:30 - 16:00
Audience Awards
RE'13 Best Poster, Best Demo, Best Workshop Poster, Best Doctoral Poster, and Ready Set Transfer Winner
Keynote Panel: Brasilian Perspectives on Software Production
Keynote Panelist: Karin Breitman (EMC, Brasil)
Keynote Panelist: Roberto Leite (Siemens Chemtech, Brasil)
Keynote Panelist: Jaime Sábat (Accenture, Brasil)
Moderated by: Julio Cesar Leite (RE'13 General Chair)
Conference Closing and Invitation to RE'14
Jane Cleland-Huang, De Paul University, USA (RE Steering Committee Chair)
Tony Gorschek, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden (RE'14 General Chair)
Robyn Lutz, Iowa State University, USA (RE'14 Program Chair)

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