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2015 IEEE 23rd International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE) (2015)
Ottawa, ON, Canada
Aug. 24, 2015 to Aug. 28, 2015
ISBN: 978-1-4673-6904-6
TABLE OF CONTENTS

[Front matter] (PDF)

pp. 1-2

Author index (PDF)

pp. 1

Contents (PDF)

pp. x-xiii

Message from the chairs (PDF)

Didar Zowghi , University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Vincenzo Gervasi , University of Pisa, Italy
Sarah C. Gregory , Intel Corporation, USA
Richard Berntsson Svensson , Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
Daniel Amyot , University of Ottawa, Canada
pp. iii-iv

Organization (PDF)

pp. v-viii

Sponsors (PDF)

pp. ix

You versus users - who owns your roadmap? (keynote) (PDF)

Aydin Y. Mirzaee , FluidReview, SurveyMonkey, Ottawa, Canada
pp. 1

Change impact analysis for Natural Language requirements: An NLP approach (Abstract)

Chetan Arora , SnT Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Mehrdad Sabetzadeh , SnT Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Arda Goknil , SnT Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Lionel C. Briand , SnT Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Frank Zimmer , SES TechCom, Betzdorf, Luxembourg
pp. 6-15

Requirements engineering: The quest for the dependent variable (Abstract)

Hannes Holm , Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI), Linköping, Sweden
Teodor Sommestad , Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI), Linköping, Sweden
Johan Bengtsson , Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI), Linköping, Sweden
pp. 16-25

Ambiguity as a resource to disclose tacit knowledge (Abstract)

Alessio Ferrari , ISTI-CNR, Pisa, Italy
Paola Spoletini , Kennesaw State University, Georgia, USA
Stefania Gnesi , ISTI-CNR, Pisa, Italy
pp. 26-35

An information theoretic approach for extracting and tracing non-functional requirements (Abstract)

Anas Mahmoud , Computer Science and Engineering, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, 70803, United States
pp. 36-45

From requirements elicitation to variability analysis using repertory grid: A cognitive approach (Abstract)

Sangeeta Dey , Department of Computer Engineering, Ajou University, Suwon City, Republic of Korea 443 - 749
Seok-Won Lee , Department of Software Convergence Technology, Ajou University, Suwon City, Republic of Korea 443 - 749
pp. 46-55

Goal and Preference Identification through natural language (Abstract)

Fatima Alabdulkareem , Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, York University, Toronto, ON, Canada
Nick Cercone , Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, York University, Toronto, ON, Canada
Sotirios Liaskos , School of Information Technology, York University, Toronto, ON, Canada
pp. 56-65

Selecting creativity techniques for creative requirements: An evaluation of four techniques using creativity workshops (Abstract)

Richard Berntsson Svensson , Software Engineering Research Lab Sweden, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Karlskrona, Sweden
Maryam Taghavianfar , Department of Mathematical Science Chalmers | University of Gothenburg, Sweden
pp. 66-75

Feature lifecycles as they spread, migrate, remain, and die in App Stores (Abstract)

Federica Sarro , CREST, Department of Computer Science, University College London, UK
Afnan A. Al-Subaihin , CREST, Department of Computer Science, University College London, UK
Mark Harman , CREST, Department of Computer Science, University College London, UK
Yue Jia , CREST, Department of Computer Science, University College London, UK
William Martin , CREST, Department of Computer Science, University College London, UK
Yuanyuan Zhang , CREST, Department of Computer Science, University College London, UK
pp. 76-85

What you ask is what you get: Understanding architecturally significant functional requirements (Abstract)

Preethu Rose Anish , TATA Research Development and Design Centre (TRDDC), TATA Consultancy Services Ltd., Pune, India
Maya Daneva , University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands
Jane Cleland-Huang , Systems and Requirements Engineering Center (SAREC) DePaul University, Chicago USA
Roel J. Wieringa , University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands
Smita Ghaisas , TATA Research Development and Design Centre (TRDDC), TATA Consultancy Services Ltd., Pune, India
pp. 86-95

A requirements monitoring model for systems of systems (Abstract)

Michael Vierhauser , Christian Doppler Laboratory MEVSS, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Rick Rabiser , Christian Doppler Laboratory MEVSS, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Paul Grunbacher , Christian Doppler Laboratory MEVSS, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
Benedikt Aumayr , Christian Doppler Laboratory MEVSS, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria
pp. 96-105

Handling knowledge uncertainty in risk-based requirements engineering (Abstract)

Antoine Cailliau , ICTEAM - Institute for Information & Communication Technologies, Electronics and Applied Mathematics, Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
Axel van Lamsweerde , ICTEAM - Institute for Information & Communication Technologies, Electronics and Applied Mathematics, Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
pp. 106-115

Bug report, feature request, or simply praise? On automatically classifying app reviews (Abstract)

Walid Maalej , University of Hamburg, Germany
Hadeer Nabil , University of Hamburg, Germany
pp. 116-125

Forging high-quality User Stories: Towards a discipline for Agile Requirements (Abstract)

Garm Lucassen , Department of Information and Computing Sciences, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Fabiano Dalpiaz , Department of Information and Computing Sciences, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Jan Martijn E.M. van der Werf , Department of Information and Computing Sciences, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Sjaak Brinkkemper , Department of Information and Computing Sciences, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
pp. 126-135

Exposing the susceptibility of off-nominal behaviors in reactive system requirements (Abstract)

Daniel Aceituna , DISTek Integration, Inc., North Dakota State University, Computer Science Department Fargo, USA
Hyunsook Do , North Dakota State University, Computer Science Department Fargo, USA
pp. 136-145

Assessment of risk perception in security requirements composition (Abstract)

Hanan Hibshi , Institute for Software Research, Carnegie Mellon Univeristy, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Travis D. Breaux , College of Computing, King Abdul-Aziz University, Jeddah 21589, Saudi Arabia
Stephen B. Broomell , Department of Social and Decision Science, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
pp. 146-155

Resolving goal conflicts via argumentation-based analysis of competing hypotheses (Abstract)

Pradeep K. Murukannaiah , Department of Computer Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, 27695-8206, USA
Anup K. Kalia , Department of Computer Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, 27695-8206, USA
Pankaj R. Telangy , Cisco Systems Inc., Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
Munindar P. Singh , Department of Computer Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, 27695-8206, USA
pp. 156-165

Detecting repurposing and over-collection in multi-party privacy requirements specifications (Abstract)

Travis D. Breaux , Institute of Software Research, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Daniel Smullen , Institute of Software Research, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Hanan Hibshi , Institute of Software Research, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
pp. 166-175

A quality model for the systematic assessment of requirements traceability (Abstract)

Patrick Rempel , Technische Universität Ilmenau, Software Systems/Process Informatics Group, Germany
Patrick Mader , Technische Universität Ilmenau, Software Systems/Process Informatics Group, Germany
pp. 176-185

Sketching and notation creation with FlexiSketch Team: Evaluating a new means for collaborative requirements elicitation (Abstract)

Dustin Wuest , Department of Informatics, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Norbert Seyff , University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Northwestern Switzerland, Switzerland
Martin Glinz , Department of Informatics, University of Zurich, Switzerland
pp. 186-195

Inherent characteristics of traceability artifacts less is more (Abstract)

Jane Huffman Hayes , Computer Science, University of Kentucky, Lexington, USA
Giulio Antoniol , GIGL, Polytechnique Montreal, Canada
Bram Adams , GIGL, Polytechnique Montreal, Canada
Yann-Gael Gueheneuc , GIGL, Polytechnique Montreal, Canada
pp. 196-201

Trace links explained: An automated approach for generating rationales (Abstract)

Jin Guo , School of Computing, DePaul University, Chicago, IL, 60604, USA
Natawut Monaikul , School of Computing, DePaul University, Chicago, IL, 60604, USA
Jane Cleland-Huang , School of Computing, DePaul University, Chicago, IL, 60604, USA
pp. 202-207

Handling non-functional requirements in Model-Driven Development: An ongoing industrial survey (Abstract)

David Ameller , Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Xavier Franch , Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Cristina Gomez , Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Joao Araujo , NOVA LINCS, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Richard Berntsson Svensson , Chalmers | University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Stefan Biffl , Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Jordi Cabot , ICREA - UOC, Spain
Vittorio Cortellessa , University of L'Aquila, Italy
Maya Daneva , University of Twente, The Netherlands
Daniel Mendez Fernandez , Technische Universität München, Germany
Ana Moreira , NOVA LINCS, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Henry Muccini , University of L'Aquila, Italy
Antonio Vallecillo , Universidad de Málaga, Spain
Manuel Wimmer , Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Vasco Amaral , NOVA LINCS, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Hugo Bruneliere , AtlanMod Team (Inria, Mines Nantes & LINA), France
Loli Burgueno , Universidad de Málaga, Spain
Miguel Goulao , NOVA LINCS, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Bernhard Schatz , Fortiss GmbH, Germany
Sabine Teufl , Fortiss GmbH, Germany
pp. 208-213

Scalable modeling and analysis of requirements preferences: A qualitative approach using CI-Nets (Abstract)

Zachary J. Oster , Department of Computer Science, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, 800 West Main Street, 53190, United States
Ganesh Ram Santhanam , Formal Methods and Verification Group, Department of Computer Science, Iowa State University, Ames, 50011, United States
Samik Basu , Formal Methods and Verification Group, Department of Computer Science, Iowa State University, Ames, 50011, United States
pp. 214-219

Rationalization of goal models in GRL using formal argumentation (Abstract)

Marc van Zee , Department of Individual and Collective Reasoning, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Floris Bex , Department of Information and Computing Sciences, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Sepideh Ghanavati , Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), Luxembourg
pp. 220-225

Cognitive factors in inconsistency management (Abstract)

Irit Hadar , Department of Information Systems, University of Haifa, Israel
Anna Zamansky , Department of Information Systems, University of Haifa, Israel
pp. 226-229

Using real options to manage Technical Debt in Requirements Engineering (Abstract)

Zahra Shakeri Hossein Abad , Department of Computer Science, University of Calgary, 2500 University Dr. NW, Alberta, Canada
Guenther Ruhe , Department of Computer Science, University of Calgary, 2500 University Dr. NW, Alberta, Canada
pp. 230-235

QuantUn: Quantification of uncertainty for the reassessment of requirements (Abstract)

Nelly Bencomo , ALICE: The Aston Lab for Intelligent Collectives Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University, UK
pp. 236-240

Towards reuse in safety risk analysis based on product line requirements (Abstract)

Hermann Kaindl , Institute of Computer Technology, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Roman Popp , Institute of Computer Technology, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
David Raneburger , Institute of Computer Technology, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
pp. 241-246

An environment-driven ontological approach to requirements elicitation for safety-critical systems (Abstract)

Jiale Zhou , Mälardalen University, Västerås, Sweden
Kaj Hanninen , Mälardalen University, Västerås, Sweden
Kristina Lundqvist , Mälardalen University, Västerås, Sweden
Yue Lu , Mälardalen University, Västerås, Sweden
Luciana Provenzano , Bombardier Transportation AB, Sweden
Kristina Forsberg , Saab AB, Sweden
pp. 247-251

Goals at risk? Machine learning at support of early assessment (Abstract)

Paolo Avesani , Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento-Povo, I-38123 Italy
Anna Perini , Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento-Povo, I-38123 Italy
Alberto Siena , Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento-Povo, I-38123 Italy
Angelo Susi , Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento-Povo, I-38123 Italy
pp. 252-255

Democratic mass participation of users in Requirements Engineering? (Abstract)

Timo Johann , University of Hamburg, Germany
Walid Maalej , University of Hamburg, Germany
pp. 256-261

Exploiting online human knowledge in Requirements Engineering (Abstract)

Anas Mahmoud , Division of Computer Science and Engineering, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, 70803, United States
Doris Carver , Division of Computer Science and Engineering, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, 70803, United States
pp. 262-267

Towards engineering transparency as a requirement in socio-technical systems (Abstract)

Mahmood Hosseini , Faculty of Science and Technology, Bournemouth University, United Kingdom
Alimohammad Shahri , Faculty of Science and Technology, Bournemouth University, United Kingdom
Keith Phalp , Faculty of Science and Technology, Bournemouth University, United Kingdom
Raian Ali , Faculty of Science and Technology, Bournemouth University, United Kingdom
pp. 268-273

Towards a general formal framework of Coherence Management in RE (Abstract)

Alexander Borgida , Rutgers University, New Jersey, US
Ivan Jureta , University of Namur, Belgium
Anna Zamansky , University of Haifa, Israel
pp. 274-277

SACRE: A tool for dealing with uncertainty in contextual requirements at runtime (Abstract)

Edith Zavala , Software and Service Engineering, research group (GESSI), Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona, Spain
Xavier Franch , Software and Service Engineering, research group (GESSI), Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona, Spain
Jordi Marco , Software and Service Engineering, research group (GESSI), Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona, Spain
Alessia Knauss , Department of Computer Science, University of Victoria, BC, Canada
Daniela Damian , Department of Computer Science, University of Victoria, BC, Canada
pp. 278-279

ReqPat: Efficient documentation of high-quality requirements using controlled natural language (Abstract)

Markus Fockel , Software Engineering, Project Group Mechatronic Systems Design, Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT, Zukunftsmeile 1, 33102 Paderborn, Germany
Jorg Holtmann , Software Engineering, Project Group Mechatronic Systems Design, Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT, Zukunftsmeile 1, 33102 Paderborn, Germany
pp. 280-281

Holistic security requirements analysis: An attacker's perspective (Abstract)

Tong Li , University of Trento, Italy
Elda Paja , University of Trento, Italy
John Mylopoulos , University of Trento, Italy
Jennifer Horkoff , City University London, UK
Kristian Beckers , Technische Universität München, Germany
pp. 282-283

Breeze: A modeling tool for designing, analyzing, and improving software architecture (Abstract)

Luxi Chen , Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Linpeng Huang , Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Hao Zhong , Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Chen Li , Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Xiwen Wu , Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
pp. 284-285

StakeCloud Tool: From cloud consumers' search queries to new service requirements (Abstract)

Irina Todoran Koitz , Department of Informatics, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Martin Glinz , Department of Informatics, University of Zurich, Switzerland
pp. 286-287

An enhanced requirements gathering interface for open source software development environments (Abstract)

Jaison Kuriakose , Faculty of Business Administration, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
Jeffrey Parsons , Faculty of Business Administration, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
pp. 288-289

Supporting quantitative assessment of requirements in Goal Orientation (Abstract)

Robert Darimont , Respect-IT S.A., Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
Christophe Ponsard , CETIC Research Centre, Charleroi, Belgium
pp. 290-291

Web tool for Goal modelling and statechart derivation (Abstract)

Joao Pimentel , Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil
Jessyka Vilela , Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil
Jaelson Castro , Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil
pp. 292-293

Challenges of Requirements Engineering in AUTOSAR ecosystems (Abstract)

Mozhan Soltani , Software Engineering, Gothenburg University, Sweden
Eric Knauss , Computer Science and Engineering, Chalmers | University of Gothenburg, Sweden
pp. 294-295

Reuse of architecturally derived Standards Requirements (Abstract)

Michael C. Panis , Teradyne, Inc., North Reading, MA, 01864, USA
pp. 296-304

Systematic elicitation of mode models for multifunctional systems (Abstract)

Andreas Vogelsang , Institut für Informatik, Technische Universität München, Germany
Henning Femmer , Institut für Informatik, Technische Universität München, Germany
Christian Winkler , MAN Truck & Bus AG, Engineering E/E System Vehicle Dynamic Functions (EEV), München, Germany
pp. 305-314

Requirements problems in the development of a new user interface for healthcare equipment (Abstract)

Maria Holmegaard , Mjølner Informatics A/S, Aarhus, Denmark
Jens Baek Jorgensen , Mjølner Informatics A/S, Aarhus, Denmark
Michael Sorensen Loft , Mjølner Informatics A/S, Aarhus, Denmark
Martin Stig Stissing , Mjølner Informatics A/S, Aarhus, Denmark
pp. 315-323

Experience requirements in video games definition and testability (Abstract)

David Callele , Experience First Design Inc., Saskatoon, Canada
Philip Dueck , Experience First Design Inc., Saskatoon, Canada
Krzysztof Wnuk , Blekinge Institue of Technology, Karlskrona, Sweden
Peitsa Hynninen , Aalto University Espoo, Finland
pp. 324-333

Agile requirements engineering with prototyping: A case study (Abstract)

Marja Kapyaho , Aalto University School of Science, Futurice Oy, Finland
Marjo Kauppinen , Aalto University School of Science, Finland
pp. 334-343

The myth of bad passive voice and weak words an empirical investigation in the automotive industry (Abstract)

Jennifer Krisch , Research and Development, Daimler AG, Böblingen, Germany
Frank Houdek , Research and Development, Daimler AG, Ulm, Germany
pp. 344-351

Understanding changes in use cases: A case study (Abstract)

Mohammad R. Basirati , Technische Universität München, Germany
Henning Femmer , Technische Universität München, Germany
Sebastian Eder , Technische Universität München, Germany
Martin Fritzsche , Munich Re, Germany
Alexander Widera , Munich Re, Germany
pp. 352-361

Using the requirements specification to infer the implicit test status of requirements (Abstract)

Tobias Morciniec , Daimler AG, Stuttgart, Germany
Andreas Podelski , Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany
pp. 362-371

The need of complementing plan-driven requirements engineering with emerging communication: Experiences from Volvo Car Group (Abstract)

Ulf Eliasson , Volvo Car Group, Sweden
Rogardt Heldal , Chalmers University of Technology | University of Gothenburg, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Sweden
Eric Knauss , Chalmers University of Technology | University of Gothenburg, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Sweden
Patrizio Pelliccione , Chalmers University of Technology | University of Gothenburg, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Sweden
pp. 372-381

Incorporating preferences from multiple stakeholders in software requirements selection an interactive search-based approach (Abstract)

Antonio Mauricio Pitangueira , Department of Computer Science, Federal University of Bahia (UFBa), Salvador, Brazil
pp. 382-387

How can corpus linguistics help improve requirements writing? Specifications of a space project as a case study (Abstract)

Maxime Warnier , CLLE-ERSS (UMR5263 : CNRS & Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès), CNES, France
pp. 388-392

The Personal Information Security Assistant (Abstract)

Roeland H.P. Kegel , University of Twente, Netherlands
pp. 393-397

Security Assurance Requirements Engineering (STARE) for trustworthy service level agreements (Abstract)

Yudhistira Nugraha , Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security, Department of Computer Science-University of Oxford, OX1 3QD, U.K.
pp. 398-399

A magnet-and-spring based visualization technique for enhancing the manipulation of requirements artifacts (Abstract)

Parisa Ghazi , Department of Informatics, University of Zurich, Binzmühlestrasse 14, 8050, Switzerland
pp. 400-405

A language for writing system specifications in an aeronautical context (Abstract)

Benoit Lebeaupin , Laboratoire de Génie Industriel, École Centrale Paris, Grande voie des Vignes, Châtenay-Malabry, France
pp. 406-411

Ready-Set-Transfer! Technology transfer in the requirements engineering domain (Abstract)

Jane Cleland-Huang , Center of Excellence for Software and System Traceability, School of Computing, DePaul University, Chicago, USA
Mona Rahimi , Center of Excellence for Software and System Traceability, School of Computing, DePaul University, Chicago, USA
Mehdi Mirakhorli , Department of Software Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology, NY, United States
pp. 412-413

Technology transfer - Requirements Engineering research to industrial practice an open (ended) debate (Abstract)

Carlos Henrique C. Duarte , Brazilian Development Bank, BNDES, Brazil
Tony Gorschek , Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
pp. 414-415
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