REFSQ 2016 will have a research methodology track! Find the preliminary call for contributions here!


REFSQ 15 Poster Deadline: 2 Days Left

Just a quick reminder that the poster deadline for REFSQ 15 is approaching quickly (this Friday!). You have great ideas that you want to share with the Requirements Engineering Community? The REFSQ Poster Session might just be the right venue, offering a great spotlight for original and innovative works even in early stages. In addition to the poster session during the main conference, we will have highly visible lightning talks to draw attention to your work! Read more in the call for posters.

RE 2014 accepts our paper on opportunities and tradeoffs for requirements engineering in software ecosystems


Awesome! RE 2014 accepts our paper on opportunities and tradeoffs for requirements engineering in software ecosystems! Together with Daniela Damian, Alessia Knauss, and Arber Borici, we explored the requirements engineering landscape of a software ecosystem (the IBM CLM ecosystem) and discuss consequences on how requirements flow between different actors and their developers.

Upcoming: RE 2014 in Karlskrona

Tomorrow, REFSQ starts in Essen. What a wonderful time! I am looking forward to meet other researchers in my field, to have many interesting discussion, and to be inspired to start new research projects. If you feel like me, you might be interested to learn about chances to still actively participate at RE’14 – the next big Requirements Engineering event in Europe this year: Submission deadlines for workshop papers, panels, posters, demos, and the doctoral symposium are still open.

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Panel on Empirical Requirements Engineering, EmpiRE@RE’12

Yesterday, I participated in the workshop on empirical requirements engineering. My notes on the talks will follow shortly, but I want to highlight the excellent panel that concluded the workshop. The panelists where Nan Niu, Jörg Dörr and Neil Maiden. Note, that the panelists were required to be provocative in their statements. Also note that I will add more links and references to this article later. Continue reading

Planning for next show: RE’12


Last week I booked my flight and hotel for RE conference in Chicago. Apparently, there is lots of interest in the conference: Most recommended hotels are already booked out. I guess this indicates that we are going to witness a great event with many participants. The preliminary program indicates that our talk on Detecting and Classifying Patterns of Requirements Clarifications is the last research talk of the conference at 11:30am on Friday.