Call for Papers
Workshop Motivation and Objectives
The Sixth International Model-Driven Requirements Engineering (MoDRE) workshop continues to provide a forum to discuss the challenges of Model-Driven Development (MDD) for Requirements Engineering (RE). Building on the success of MDD for design and implementation, RE can benefit from MDD techniques when properly balancing flexibility for capturing varied user needs with formal rigidity required for model transformations as well as high-level abstraction with information richness. MoDRE seeks to explore those areas of requirements engineering that have not yet been formalized sufficiently to be incorporated into a model-driven development environment (e.g., requirements elicitation, mapping from requirements to architectural design models or from business to requirements models, collaborative requirements engineering, requirements sketching, as well as requirements negotiation and prioritization). Reuse of requirements models and management of requirements at runtime become distinct possibilities with MDD and model transformations. Furthermore, MDD techniques at the requirements level may also improve the modeling of sustainability which is widely recognized as one of the most pressing challenges for humanity. This workshop intends to identify new challenges, discuss ongoing work and potential solutions, analyze the strengths and weaknesses of MDD approaches for RE, foster stimulating discussions on the topic, and provide opportunities to apply MDD approaches for RE.
The workshop is co-located with the 24th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE 2016) in Beijing, China, in September 2016. Accepted papers will become part of the workshop proceedings and will be submitted for inclusion into the IEEE Digital Library.
Daniel Amyot is Professor at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science of the University of Ottawa, Canada, which he joined in 2002 after working for Mitel Networks as a senior researcher. He has over 160 publications related to his research interests in software engineering; requirements engineering with goals, scenarios and aspects; business process management; healthcare informatics; and regulatory compliance. Daniel co-edited all versions of the User Requirements Notation (URN) standard, and he also leads the development of an open-source Eclipse plug-in (jUCMNav) for the creation, analysis, and transformation of URN models. He has led and participated in many projects on different e-health, analytics, and real-time monitoring applications, in collaboration with several Canadian hospitals. Daniel is on the editorial boards of Empirical Software Engineering and of the Journal on Software & System Modeling. In 2015, he was also the General Chair of the 23rd IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference. He holds a Ph.D. and an M.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of Ottawa (2001 and 1994), as well as a B.Sc. from Laval University (1992).
Overview of Workshop Format
The format of the workshop reflects the goals of the workshop: constructive feedback for accepted workshop papers, collaboration, and community building. The workshop will be highly interactive with a few paper presentations, a keynote presentation currently planned for the pre-lunch session, and plenary brainstorming and general discussion sessions. The discussion topics are chosen based on the specific interests of the participants. The short presentations and the results of the brainstorming and discussion sessions are posted on the workshop website after the workshop.
All workshop participants are encouraged to attend a group dinner in the evening for further opportunities of community building and discussions.