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2015 IEEE 23rd International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE), August 24-28, 2015, Ottawa, ON, Canada

RE 2015 – Proceedings

Contents - Abstracts - Authors


Title Page
Message from the Chairs


You versus Users – Who Owns Your Roadmap? (Keynote)
Aydin Y. Mirzaee
(FluidReview, Canada; SurveyMonkey, Canada)
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Can You Intentionally Design a Product That Is Cool? (Keynote)
Karen Holtzblatt
(InContext, USA)
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Requirements, Behaviours, and Software Engineering (Keynote)
Michael Jackson
(Open University, UK)
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Research Track

Change Impact Analysis for Natural Language Requirements: An NLP Approach
Chetan Arora, Mehrdad Sabetzadeh, Arda Goknil, Lionel C. Briand, and Frank Zimmer
(University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg; SES TechCom, Luxembourg)
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Requirements Engineering: The Quest for the Dependent Variable
Hannes Holm, Teodor Sommestad, and Johan Bengtsson
(Swedish Defence Research Agency, Sweden)
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Ambiguity as a Resource to Disclose Tacit Knowledge
Alessio Ferrari, Paola Spoletini, and Stefania Gnesi
(ISTI-CNR, Italy; Kennesaw State University, USA)
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An Information Theoretic Approach for Extracting and Tracing Non-functional Requirements
Anas Mahmoud
(Louisiana State University, USA)
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From Requirements Elicitation to Variability Analysis using Repertory Grid: A Cognitive Approach
Sangeeta Dey and Seok-Won Lee
(Ajou University, South Korea)
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Goal and Preference Identification through Natural Language
Fatima Alabdulkareem, Nick Cercone, and Sotirios Liaskos
(York University, Canada)
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Selecting Creativity Techniques for Creative Requirements: An Evaluation of Four Techniques using Creativity Workshops
Richard Berntsson Svensson and Maryam Taghavianfar
(Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden; Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden; University of Gothenburg, Sweden)
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Feature Lifecycles as They Spread, Migrate, Remain, and Die in App Stores
Federica Sarro, Afnan Al-Subaihin, Mark Harman, Yue Jia, William Martin, and Yuanyuan Zhang
(University College London, UK)
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What You Ask Is What You Get: Understanding Architecturally Significant Functional Requirements
Preethu Rose Anish, Maya Daneva, Jane Cleland-Huang, Roel J. Wieringa, and Smita Ghaisas
(Tata Consultancy Services, India; University of Twente, Netherlands; DePaul University, USA)
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A Requirements Monitoring Model for Systems of Systems
Michael Vierhauser, Rick Rabiser, Paul Grünbacher, and Benedikt Aumayr
(JKU Linz, Austria)
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Handling Knowledge Uncertainty in Risk-Based Requirements Engineering
Antoine Cailliau and Axel van Lamsweerde
(Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium)
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Bug Report, Feature Request, or Simply Praise? On Automatically Classifying App Reviews
Walid Maalej and Hadeer Nabil
(University of Hamburg, Germany)
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Forging High-Quality User Stories: Towards a Discipline for Agile Requirements
Garm Lucassen, Fabiano Dalpiaz, Jan Martijn E. M. van der Werf, and Sjaak Brinkkemper
(Utrecht University, Netherlands)
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Exposing the Susceptibility of Off-Nominal Behaviors in Reactive System Requirements
Daniel Aceituna and Hyunsook Do
(North Dakota State University, USA)
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Assessment of Risk Perception in Security Requirements Composition
Hanan Hibshi, Travis D. Breaux, and Stephen B. Broomell
(Carnegie Mellon University, USA; King Abdul-Aziz University, Saudi Arabia)
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Resolving Goal Conflicts via Argumentation-Based Analysis of Competing Hypotheses
Pradeep K. Murukannaiah, Anup K. Kalia, Pankaj R. Telang, and Munindar P. Singh
(North Carolina State University, USA; Cisco Systems, USA)
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Detecting Repurposing and Over-Collection in Multi-party Privacy Requirements Specifications
Travis D. Breaux, Daniel Smullen, and Hanan Hibshi
(Carnegie Mellon University, USA; King Abdul-Aziz University, Saudi Arabia)
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A Quality Model for the Systematic Assessment of Requirements Traceability
Patrick Rempel and Patrick Mäder
(TU Ilmenau, Germany)
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Sketching and Notation Creation with FlexiSketch Team: Evaluating a New Means for Collaborative Requirements Elicitation
Dustin Wüest, Norbert Seyff, and Martin Glinz
(University of Zurich, Switzerland; University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland, Switzerland)
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RE:Next! Track


Inherent Characteristics of Traceability Artifacts: Less is More
Jane Huffman Hayes, Giuliano Antoniol, Bram Adams, and Yann-Gaël Guéhéneuc
(University of Kentucky, USA; Polytechnique Montréal, Canada)
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Trace Links Explained: An Automated Approach for Generating Rationales
Jin Guo, Natawut Monaikul, and Jane Cleland-Huang
(DePaul University, USA)
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Goals and NFRs

Handling Non-functional Requirements in Model-Driven Development: An Ongoing Industrial Survey
David Ameller, Xavier Franch, Cristina Gómez, João Araujo, Richard Berntsson Svensson, Stefan Biffl, Jordi Cabot, Vittorio Cortellessa, Maya Daneva, Daniel Méndez Fernández, Ana Moreira, Henry Muccini, Antonio Vallecillo, Manuel Wimmer, Vasco Amaral, Hugo Brunelière, Loli Burgueño, Miguel Goulão, Bernhard Schätz, and Sabine Teufl
(Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain; Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal; Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden; Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden; University of Gothenburg, Sweden; Vienna University of Technology, Austria; Open University of Catalonia, Spain; University of L'Aquila, Italy; University of Twente, Netherlands; TU München, Germany; University of Málaga, Spain; AtlanMod Team, France; Fortiss, Germany)
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Scalable Modeling and Analysis of Requirements Preferences: A Qualitative Approach using CI-Nets
Zachary J. Oster, Ganesh Ram Santhanam, and Samik Basu
(University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, USA; Iowa State University, USA)
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Rationalization of Goal Models in GRL using Formal Argumentation
Marc van Zee, Floris Bex, and Sepideh Ghanavati
(University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg; Utrecht University, Netherlands; Carnegie Mellon University, USA; Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Luxembourg)
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Cognitive Factors in Inconsistency Management
Irit Hadar and Anna Zamansky
(University of Haifa, Israel)
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Using Real Options to Manage Technical Debt in Requirements Engineering
Zahra Shakeri Hossein Abad and Guenther Ruhe
(University of Calgary, Canada)
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QuantUn: Quantification of Uncertainty for the Reassessment of Requirements
Nelly Bencomo
(Aston University, UK)
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Towards Reuse in Safety Risk Analysis Based on Product Line Requirements
Hermann Kaindl, Roman Popp, and David Raneburger
(Vienna University of Technology, Austria)
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An Environment-Driven Ontological Approach to Requirements Elicitation for Safety-Critical Systems
Jiale Zhou, Kaj Hänninen, Kristina Lundqvist, Yue Lu, Luciana Provenzano, and Kristina Forsberg
(Mälardalen University, Sweden; Bombardier Transportation, Sweden; Saab, Sweden)
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Goals at Risk? Machine Learning at Support of Early Assessment
Paolo Avesani, Anna Perini, Alberto Siena, and Angelo Susi
(Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy)
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Mass RE

Democratic Mass Participation of Users in Requirements Engineering?
Timo Johann and Walid Maalej
(University of Hamburg, Germany)
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Exploiting Online Human Knowledge in Requirements Engineering
Anas Mahmoud and Doris Carver
(Louisiana State University, USA)
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Towards Engineering Transparency as a Requirement in Socio-technical Systems
Mahmood Hosseini, Alimohammad Shahri, Keith Phalp, and Raian Ali
(Bournemouth University, UK)
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Towards a General Formal Framework of Coherence Management in RE
Alexander Borgida, Ivan Jureta, and Anna Zamansky
(Rutgers University, USA; University of Namur, Belgium; University of Haifa, Israel)
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Demos and Posters

SACRE: A Tool for Dealing with Uncertainty in Contextual Requirements at Runtime
Edith Zavala, Xavier Franch, Jordi Marco, Alessia Knauss, and Daniela Damian
(Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain; University of Victoria, Canada)
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ReqPat: Efficient Documentation of High-Quality Requirements using Controlled Natural Language
Markus Fockel and Jörg Holtmann
(Fraunhofer IPT, Germany)
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Holistic Security Requirements Analysis: An Attacker's Perspective
Tong Li, Elda Paja, John Mylopoulos, Jennifer Horkoff, and Kristian Beckers
(University of Trento, Italy; City University London, UK; TU München, Germany)
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Breeze: A Modeling Tool for Designing, Analyzing, and Improving Software Architecture
Luxi Chen, Linpeng Huang, Hao Zhong, Chen Li, and Xiwen Wu
(Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China)
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StakeCloud Tool: From Cloud Consumers' Search Queries to New Service Requirements
Irina Todoran Koitz and Martin Glinz
(University of Zurich, Switzerland)
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An Enhanced Requirements Gathering Interface for Open Source Software Development Environments
Jaison Kuriakose and Jeffrey Parsons
(Memorial University, Canada)
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Supporting Quantitative Assessment of Requirements in Goal Orientation
Robert Darimont and Christophe Ponsard
(Respect-IT, Belgium; CETIC, Belgium)
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Web Tool for Goal Modelling and Statechart Derivation
João Pimentel, Jéssyka Vilela, and Jaelson Castro
(Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil)
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Challenges of Requirements Engineering in AUTOSAR Ecosystems
Mozhan Soltani and Eric Knauss
(University of Gothenburg, Sweden; Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden)
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Industry Track

Reuse of Architecturally Derived Standards Requirements
Michael C. Panis
(Teradyne, USA)
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Systematic Elicitation of Mode Models for Multifunctional Systems
Andreas Vogelsang, Henning Femmer, and Christian Winkler
(TU München, Germany; MAN Truck & Bus, Germany)
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Requirements Problems in the Development of a New User Interface for Healthcare Equipment
Maria Holmegaard, Jens Bæk Jørgensen, Michael Sørensen Loft, and Martin Stig Stissing
(Mjølner Informatics, Denmark)
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Experience Requirements in Video Games: Definition and Testability
David Callele, Philip Dueck, Krzysztof Wnuk, and Peitsa Hynninen
(Experience First Design, Canada; Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden; Aalto University, Finland)
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Agile Requirements Engineering with Prototyping: A Case Study
Marja Käpyaho and Marjo Kauppinen
(Futurice, Finland; Aalto University, Finland)
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The Myth of Bad Passive Voice and Weak Words: An Empirical Investigation in the Automotive Industry
Jennifer Krisch and Frank Houdek
(Daimler, Germany)
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Understanding Changes in Use Cases: A Case Study
Mohammad R. Basirati, Henning Femmer, Sebastian Eder, Martin Fritzsche, and Alexander Widera
(TU München, Germany; Munich Re, Germany)
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Using the Requirements Specification to Infer the Implicit Test Status of Requirements
Tobias Morciniec and Andreas Podelski
(Daimler, Germany; University of Freiburg, Germany)
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The Need of Complementing Plan-Driven Requirements Engineering with Emerging Communication: Experiences from Volvo Car Group
Ulf Eliasson, Rogardt Heldal, Eric Knauss, and Patrizio Pelliccione
(Volvo, Sweden; Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden; University of Gothenburg, Sweden)
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Doctoral Symposium

Incorporating Preferences from Multiple Stakeholders in Software Requirements Selection: An Interactive Search-Based Approach
Antonio Mauricio Pitangueira
(Federal University of Bahia, Brazil)
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How Can Corpus Linguistics Help Improve Requirements Writing? Specifications of a Space Project as a Case Study
Maxime Warnier
(CLLE-ERSS, France; CNES, France)
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The Personal Information Security Assistant
Roeland H. P. Kegel
(University of Twente, Netherlands)
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Security Assurance Requirements Engineering (STARE) for Trustworthy Service Level Agreements
Yudhistira Nugraha
(University of Oxford, UK)
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A Magnet-and-Spring Based Visualization Technique for Enhancing the Manipulation of Requirements Artifacts
Parisa Ghazi
(University of Zurich, Switzerland)
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A Language for Writing System Specifications in an Aeronautical Context
Benoît Lebeaupin
(École Centrale Paris, France)
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Panel Papers

Ready-Set-Transfer! Technology Transfer in the Requirements Engineering Domain
Jane Cleland-Huang, Mona Rahimi, and Mehdi Mirakhorli
(DePaul University, USA; Rochester Institute of Technology, USA)
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Technology Transfer – Requirements Engineering Research to Industrial Practice: An Open (Ended) Debate
Carlos Henrique C. Duarte and Tony Gorschek
(Brazilian Development Bank, Brazil; Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden)
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