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2013 21st IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE), July 15–19, 2013, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

RE 2013 – Proceedings

Contents - Abstracts - Authors


Title Page
Message from the Chairs
Additional Reviewers


Requirements Engineering as Information Search and Idea Discovery (Keynote)
Neil Maiden
(City University London, UK)
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Starchitects and Jack-Hammers: Requirements Engineering Challenges and Practices in the Construction Industry (Keynote)
Fiona Cousins
(Arup, USA)
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Brasilian Perspectives on Software Production (Keynote Panel)
Karin K. Breitman, Roberto Leite, and Jaime Sábat
(EMC, Brasil; Siemens Chemtech, Brasil; Accenture, Brasil)
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Research Track

Legal and Privacy Requirements

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)
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Formal Analysis of Privacy Requirements Specifications for Multi-tier Applications
Travis D. Breaux and Ashwini Rao
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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)
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Automated Traceability

Supporting Requirements Traceability through Refactoring
Anas Mahmoud and Nan Niu
(Mississippi State University, USA)
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Foundations for an Expert System in Domain-Specific Traceability
Jin Guo, Jane Cleland-Huang, and Brian Berenbach
(DePaul University, USA; Siemens, USA)
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Application of Reinforcement Learning to Requirements Engineering: Requirements Tracing
Hakim Sultanov and Jane Huffman Hayes
(University of Kentucky, USA)
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Formal Modeling

On Requirements Verification for Model Refinements
Carlo Ghezzi, Claudio Menghi, Amir Molzam Sharifloo, and Paola Spoletini
(Politecnico di Milano, Italy; Universita dell’Insubria, Italy)
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Distributing Refinements of a System-Level Partial Behavior Model
Ivo Krka and Nenad Medvidovic
(University of Southern California, USA)
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A Mode-Based Pattern for Feature Requirements, and a Generic Feature Interface
David Dietrich and Joanne M. Atlee
(University of Waterloo, Canada)
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Requirements Elicitation: Towards the Unknown Unknowns
Alistair Sutcliffe and Pete Sawyer
(University of Lancaster, UK)
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How Cloud Providers Elicit Consumer Requirements: An Exploratory Study of Nineteen Companies
Irina Todoran, Norbert Seyff, and Martin Glinz
(University of Zurich, Switzerland)
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Requirements Sources

Visual Notation Design 2.0: Towards User Comprehensible Requirements Engineering Notations
Patrice Caire, Nicolas Genon, Patrick Heymans, and Daniel L. Moody
(University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg; University of Namur, Belgium; Ozemantics, Australia)
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User Feedback in the AppStore: An Empirical Study
Dennis Pagano and Walid Maalej
(TU Munich, Germany; University of Hamburg, Germany)
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Handling Change

Learning from Evolution History to Predict Future Requirement Changes
Lin Shi, Qing Wang, and Mingshu Li
(ISCAS, China; UCAS, China)
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Assessing Regulatory Change through Legal Requirements Coverage Modeling
David G. Gordon and Travis D. Breaux
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A Goal Model Elaboration for Localizing Changes in Software Evolution
Hiroyuki Nakagawa, Akihiko Ohsuga, and Shinichi Honiden
(University of Electro-Communications, Japan; NII, Japan)
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Directions in Decentralized RE

Ongoing Software Development without Classical Requirements
Thomas A. Alspaugh and Walt Scacchi
(UC Irvine, USA)
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Assumption-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)
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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)
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Traceability in Practice

An Empirical Study on Project-Specific Traceability Strategies
Patrick Rempel, Patrick Mäder, and Tobias Kuschke
(TU Ilmenau, Germany)
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Keeping Requirements on Track via Visual Analytics
Nan Niu, Sandeep Reddivari, and Zhangji Chen
(Mississippi State University, USA)
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RE@21: Keeping Requirements on Track

A History of the International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE) (RE@21)
Nancy R. Mead
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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)
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Models in the RE Series (RE@21)
Stephen J. Morris
(City University London, UK)
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A Vision for Generic Concern-Oriented Requirements Reuse (RE@21)
Gunter Mussbacher and Jörg Kienzle
(University of Ottawa, Canada; McGill University, Canada)
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Industry Track

Industry Challenges and Research Needs

Requirements Reviews Revisited: Residual Challenges and Open Research Questions
Frank Salger
(City of Munich, Germany)
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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)
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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)
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Why Feature Dependencies Challenge the Requirements Engineering of Automotive Systems: An Empirical Study
Andreas Vogelsang and Steffen Fuhrmann
(TU Munich, Germany; BMW, Germany)
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Elicitation and Requirements Sources

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)
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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)
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Improving the Quality of Requirements in Practice

The Impact of Requirements on Software Quality across Three Product Generations
John Terzakis
(Intel, USA)
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Requirements Clinic: Third Party Inspection Methodology and Practice for Improving the Quality of Software Requirements Specifications
Shinobu Saito, Mutsuki Takeuchi, Masatoshi Hiraoka, Tsuyoshi Kitani, and Mikio Aoyama
(NTT DATA, Japan; Nanzan University, Japan)
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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)
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RE Processes and Tools in Action

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)
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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)
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Automatic Extraction of Glossary Terms from Natural Language Requirements
Anurag Dwarakanath, Roshni R. Ramnani, and Shubhashis Sengupta
(Accenture Technology Labs, India)
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Traceability in Practice

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)
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Posters and Demos

Requirements Bazaar: Social Requirements Engineering for Community-Driven Innovation
Dominik Renzel, Malte Behrendt, Ralf Klamma, and Matthias Jarke
(RWTH Aachen University, Germany)
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A Safety Requirement Engineering Method and Tool
Romaric Guillerm, Hamid Demmou, and Nabil Sadou
(LAAS-CNRS, France; University of Toulouse, France; SUPELEC, France)
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MIRA: A Tooling-Framework to Experiment with Model-Based Requirements Engineering
Sabine Teufl, Dongyue Mou, and Daniel Ratiu
(Fortiss, Germany)
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PABRE-Proj: Applying Patterns in Requirements Elicitation
Cristina Palomares, Carme Quer, and Xavier Franch
(Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain)
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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)
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IRET: Requirements for Service Platforms
Luciano Baresi, Gianluca Ripa, and Liliana Pasquale
(Politecnico di Milano, Italy; Cefriel, Italy; Lero, Ireland; University of Limerick, Ireland)
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Using TraceLab to Design, Execute, and Baseline Empirical Requirements Engineering Experiments
Jane Cleland-Huang, Adam Czauderna, and Jane Huffman Hayes
(DePaul University, USA; University of Kentucky, USA)
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Requirements-Driven Adaptive Digital Forensics
Liliana Pasquale, Yijun Yu, Mazeiar Salehie, Luca Cavallaro, Thein Than Tun, and Bashar Nuseibeh
(Lero, Ireland; Open University, UK)
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Panel: Identifying Top Challenges for International Research on Requirements Engineering for Systems of Systems Engineering

Identifying Top Challenges for International Research on Requirements Engineering for Systems of Systems Engineering
Cornelius Ncube, Soo Ling Lim, and Huseyin Dogan
(Bournemouth University, UK)
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Panel: Ready-Set-Transfer: Technology Transfer in the Requirements Engineering Domain

Ready-Set-Transfer: Technology Transfer in the Requirements Engineering Domain
Jane Cleland-Huang and Smitta Ghaisas
(DePaul University, USA; Tata Consultancy Services, India)
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Panel: Future Directions of the RE Conference and Its Community

Future Directions of the RE Conference and Its Community
Neil Maiden
(City University London, UK)
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Requirements Engineering Conferences: Wither Industry Tracks?
Roel Wieringa, Pascal van Eck, and John Mylopoulos
(University of Twente, Netherlands; University of Trento, Italy)
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A New Paradigm for Applied Requirements Engineering Research
Martin Mahaux and Alistair Mavin
(University of Namur, Belgium; Rolls Royce, UK)
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A Little Rebellion Now and Then Is a Good Thing: Views on the Requirements Engineering Conference
Tony Gorschek
(Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden)
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Top Tips You Can Apply Immediately to Projects: Highlights from the RE’13 Tutorials
Maria Lencastre and Joy Beatty
(UPE, Brasil; Seilevel, USA)
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Winning the Hidden Battle: Requirements Tool Selection and Adoption
Joy Beatty
(Seilevel, USA)
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Practical Applications of i* in Industry: The State of the Art
Eric Yu, Daniel Amyot, Gunter Mussbacher, Xavier Franch, and Jaelson Castro
(University of Toronto, Canada; University of Ottawa, Canada; Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain; UFPE, Brasil)
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Special Sessions

RE@21 Spotlight: Most Influential Papers from the Requirements Engineering Conference
Martin Glinz and Roel Wieringa
(University of Zurich, Switzerland; University of Twente, Netherlands)
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Creative Collisions: Meet and Create: And Other “RE Interactive” Suggestions
Martin Mahaux and David Callele
(University of Namur, Belgium; University of Saskatchewan, Canada)
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Workshops and Doctoral Symposium at RE’13: The Results: Presentation Session of New Ideas for Researchers and Practitioners Who Weren’t There
Oliver Creighton and Marcos Borges
(Siemens, Germany; UFRJ, Brasil)
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The Requirements Engineering Body of Knowledge (REBoK)
Birgit Penzenstadler, Daniel Méndez Fernández, Debra Richardson, David Callele, and Krzysztof Wnuk
(UC Irvine, USA; TU Munich, Germany; University of Saskatchewan, Canada; Lund University, Sweden)
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Doctoral Symposium

RE 2013 Doctoral Symposium
Ana Moreira and Paul Grünbacher
(Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal; JKU Linz, Austria)
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The Regulatory World and the Machine: Harmonizing Legal Requirements and the Systems They Affect
David G. Gordon
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Evidence Management for Evolutionary Safety Assurance and Certification
Sunil Nair
(Simula Research Laboratory, Norway)
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Visual Analytics for Software Requirements Engineering
Sandeep Reddivari
(Mississippi State University, USA)
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Requirements Negotiation Model: A Social Oriented Approach for Software Ecosystems Evolution
George Valença
(UFPE, Brasil)
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