Requirements Engineering, IEEE International Conference on (2000)
June 19, 2000 to June 23, 2000
Julio Cesar Sampaio do Prado Leite , University of Kaiserslautern and Fraunhofer IESE ?
I will take the position that yes, as in most disciplines there are gaps between research and practice. However, since we are dealing with engineering, the novelty may also come from practice. My perception of the field is that in the last 7 years there was a growing maturity of the software engineering community concerning the aspect of software definition, both in academia as well as in industry. Industry now understands , and recent surveys ,  have confirmed, that doing what the client wishes is not trivial. On the other hand, still several people believe that it is the client responsibility to provide the requirements, and when this is the case, the blame goes to the document that is not formal enough.
J. C. Sampaio do Prado Leite, "Is There a Gap between RE Research and RE Practice?," Requirements Engineering, IEEE International Conference on(ICRE), Schaumburg, Illinois, 2000, pp. 73.