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2012 20th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE), September 24–28, 2012, Chicago, Illinois, USA

RE 2012 – Proceedings

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Title Page
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Main Research Track

Handling Uncertainty

Managing Requirements Uncertainty with Partial Models
Rick Salay, Marsha Chechik, and Jennifer Horkoff
(University of Toronto, Canada)
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Speculative Requirements: Automatic Detection of Uncertainty in Natural Language Requirements
Hui Yang, Anne De Roeck, Vincenzo Gervasi, Alistair Willis, and Bashar Nuseibeh
(Open University, UK; University of Pisa, Italy; Lero, Ireland)
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Resolving Uncertainty in Automotive Feature Interactions
Silky Arora, Prahladavaradan Sampath, and Ramesh S
(General Motors, India)
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Requirements Processes

Process Improvement for Traceability: A Study of Human Fallibility
Wei-Keat Kong, Jane Huffman Hayes, Alex Dekhtyar, and Olga Dekhtyar
(University of Kentucky, USA; Cal Poly, USA)
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How do Software Architects Consider Non-functional Requirements: An Exploratory Study
David Ameller, Claudia Ayala, Jordi Cabot, and Xavier Franch
(Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain; INRIA, France)
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Evaluating the Software Product Management Maturity Matrix
Willem Bekkers, Sjaak Brinkkemper, Lucas van den Bemd, Frederik Mijnhardt, Christoph Wagner, and Inge van de Weerd
(Utrecht University, Netherlands; VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands)
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Requirements Management and Tracing 1

Identifying Outdated Requirements Based on Source Code Changes
Eya Ben Charrada, Anne Koziolek, and Martin Glinz
(University of Zurich, Switzerland)
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The Quest for Ubiquity: A Roadmap for Software and Systems Traceability Research
Orlena C. Z. Gotel, Jane Cleland-Huang, Jane Huffman Hayes, Andrea Zisman, Alexander Egyed, Paul Grünbacher, and Giuliano Antoniol
(DePaul University, USA; University of Kentucky, USA; City University London, UK; JKU Linz, Austria; École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada)
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Enhancing Candidate Link Generation for Requirements Tracing: The Cluster Hypothesis Revisited
Nan Niu and Anas Mahmoud
(Mississippi State University, USA)
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Legal and Regulatory Requirements

Reconciling Multi-jurisdictional Legal Requirements: A Case Study in Requirements Water Marking
David G. Gordon and Travis D. Breaux
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Managing Changing Compliance Requirements by Predicting Regulatory Evolution: An Adaptability Framework
Jeremy C. Maxwell, Annie I. Antón, and Peter Swire
(North Carolina State University, USA; Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, USA; Georgia Tech, USA; Ohio State University, USA)
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Requirements-Driven Adaptive Security: Protecting Variable Assets at Runtime
Mazeiar Salehie, Liliana Pasquale, Inah Omoronyia, Raian Ali, and Bashar Nuseibeh
(Lero, Ireland; Bournemouth University, UK; Open University, UK)
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Stateful Requirements Monitoring for Self-Repairing Socio-Technical Systems
Lingxiao Fu, Xin Peng, Yijun Yu, John Mylopoulos, and Wenyun Zhao
(Fudan University, China; Open University, UK; University of Trento, Italy)
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Privacy Arguments: Analysing Selective Disclosure Requirements for Mobile Applications
Thein Than Tun, Arosha K. Bandara, Blaine A. Price, Yijun Yu, Charles Haley, Inah Omoronyia, and Bashar Nuseibeh
(Open University, UK; Frogfish Technologies, UK; Lero, Ireland)
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Feature Models

Mining Binary Constraints in the Construction of Feature Models
Li Yi, Wei Zhang, Haiyan Zhao, Zhi Jin, and Hong Mei
(Peking University, China)
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A Feature-Oriented Requirements Modelling Language
Pourya Shaker, Joanne M. Atlee, and Shige Wang
(University of Waterloo, Canada; General Motors, USA)
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Efficient Consistency Checking of Scenario-Based Product-Line Specifications
Joel Greenyer, Amir Molzam Sharifloo, Maxime Cordy, and Patrick Heymans
(Politecnico di Milano, Italy; University of Namur, Belgium)
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Requirements Communication

What You Need Is What You Get! The Vision of View-Based Requirements Specifications
Anne Gross and Joerg Doerr
(Fraunhofer IESE, Germany)
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The Impact of Domain Knowledge on the Effectiveness of Requirements Idea Generation during Requirements Elicitation
Ali Niknafs and Daniel M. Berry
(University of Waterloo, Canada)
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Using Collective Intelligence to Detect Pragmatic Ambiguities
Alessio Ferrari and Stefania Gnesi
(ISTI-CNR, Italy)
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Goal Modeling

A Probabilistic Framework for Goal-Oriented Risk Analysis
Antoine Cailliau and Axel van Lamsweerde
(Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium)
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Requirements Analysis for a Product Family of DNA Nanodevices
Robyn R. Lutz, Jack H. Lutz, James I. Lathrop, Titus H. Klinge, Divita Mathur, D. M. Stull, Taylor G. Bergquist, and Eric R. Henderson
(Iowa State University, USA; Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA)
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On Eliciting Contribution Measures in Goal Models
Sotirios Liaskos, Rina Jalman, and Jorge Aranda
(York University, Canada; University of Victoria, Canada)
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Requirements Management and Tracing 2

Breaking the Big-Bang Practice of Traceability: Pushing Timely Trace Recommendations to Project Stakeholders
Jane Cleland-Huang, Patrick Mäder, Mehdi Mirakhorli, and Sorawit Amornborvornwong
(DePaul University, USA; JKU Linz, Austria)
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Characterization of Functional Software Requirements Space: The Law of Requirements Taxonomic Growth
Arbi Ghazarian
(Arizona State University, USA)
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Detecting and Classifying Patterns of Requirements Clarifications
Eric Knauss, Daniela Damian, Germán Poo-Caamaño, and Jane Cleland-Huang
(University of Victoria, Canada; DePaul University, USA)
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Industrial Track

Product Management Concerns

What Do Practitioners Mean When They Talk about Product Management?
Andrey Maglyas, Uolevi Nikula, and Kari Smolander
(Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland)
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Towards Outcome-Based Regulatory Compliance in Aviation Security
Rasha Tawhid, Edna Braun, Nick Cartwright, Mohammad Alhaj, Gunter Mussbacher, Azalia Shamsaei, Daniel Amyot, Saeed Ahmadi Behnam, and Greg Richards
(Transport Canada, Canada; Carleton University, Canada; University of Ottawa, Canada)
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Aspect Oriented RE

Requirements Composition Table Explained
Yuri Chernak
(Valley Forge Consulting, USA)
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Categorizing Requirements for a Contract-Based System Integration Project
Xiping Song and Beatrice Hwong
(Siemens, USA)
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Natural Language vs. Formalized Specification

The Use of a Requirements Modeling Language for Industrial Applications
Brian Berenbach, Florian Schneider, and Helmut Naughton
(Siemens, USA; TU Munich, Germany)
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Defects in Natural Language Requirement Specifications at Mercedes-Benz: An Investigation Using a Combination of Legacy Data and Expert Opinion
Daniel Ott
(Daimler, Germany)
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Log-Based Approach for Performance Requirements Elicitation and Prioritization
Odorico Machado Mendizabal, Martin Spier, and Rodrigo Saad
(FURG, Brazil; Expedia, USA; Dell, Brazil)
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Selecting an Appropriate Framework for Value-Based Requirements Prioritization: A Case Study
Nupul Kukreja, Sheetal Swaroop Payyavula, Barry Boehm, and Srinivas Padmanabhuni
(University of Southern California, USA; Infosys Technologies, India)
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Requirements Reuse at Danfoss
Dagny Hauksdottir, Arne Vermehren, and Juha Savolainen
(Danfoss Power Electronics, Denmark)
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Posters and Tool Demonstrations

ArchiTech: Tool Support for NFR-Guided Architectural Decision-Making
David Ameller, Oriol Collell, and Xavier Franch
(Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain)
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CoFM: An Environment for Collaborative Feature Modeling
Li Yi, Haiyan Zhao, Wei Zhang, and Zhi Jin
(Peking University, China)
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Concern-Driven Development with jUCMNav
Daniel Amyot, Stéphane Leblanc, Jason Kealey, and Jörg Kienzle
(University of Ottawa, Canada; JUCM Software, Canada; McGill University, Canada)
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Facilitating Transition from Requirements to Code with the ReDSeeDS Tool
Michał Śmiałek and Tomasz Straszak
(Warsaw University of Technology, Poland)
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Flexible, Lightweight Requirements Modeling with FlexiSketch
Dustin Wüest, Norbert Seyff, and Martin Glinz
(University of Zurich, Switzerland)
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MbFM: A Matrix-Based Tool for Modeling and Configuring Feature Models
Long Li, Haiyan Zhao, and Wei Zhang
(Peking University, China)
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ReCVisu: A Tool for Clustering-Based Visual Exploration of Requirements
Sandeep Reddivari, Zhangji Chen, and Nan Niu
(Mississippi State University, USA)
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Run-Time Model Evaluation for Requirements Model-Driven Self-Adaptation
Kristopher Welsh and Nelly Bencomo
(University of Kent, UK; INRIA, France)
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STS-Tool: Socio-technical Security Requirements through Social Commitments
Elda Paja, Fabiano Dalpiaz, Mauro Poggianella, Pierluigi Roberti, and Paolo Giorgini
(University of Trento, Italy)
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The RE-Tools: A Multi-notational Requirements Modeling Toolkit
Sam Supakkul and Lawrence Chung
(Sabre, USA; University of Texas at Dallas, USA)
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Tool Support for Combined Rule-Based and Goal-Based Reasoning in Context-Aware Systems
Mira Vrbaski, Dorina Petriu, and Daniel Amyot
(Carleton University, Canada; University of Ottawa, Canada)
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Doctoral Symposium

Business Requirements Analysis and Development for Legacy System Replacement Projects in Government Organizations
Assia Alexandrova
(Open University, UK)
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A Pattern-Based Approach for Analysing Requirements in Socio-technical Systems Engineering
Axel Hoffmann
(University of Kassel, Germany)
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On the Usage of Context for Requirements Elicitation: End-User Involvement in IT Ecosystems
Alessia Knauss
(University of Victoria, Canada)
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Model-Based Prioritization in Business-Process-Driven Software Development
Norman Riegel
(Fraunhofer IESE, Germany)
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StakeCloud: Stakeholder Requirements Communication and Resource Identification in the Cloud
Irina Todoran
(University of Zurich, Switzerland)
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