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AffectRE 2020 : Third International Workshop on Affective Computing for Requirements Engineering


When Sep 1, 2020 - Sep 1, 2020
Where Zurich, Switzerland
Submission Deadline May 29, 2020
Notification Due Jun 22, 2020
Final Version Due Jul 13, 2020
Categories    requirements engineering   affective computing   software engineering

Call For Papers

*** The paper submission deadline is extended to May 29, 2020. New submissions are still accepted. ***

The AffectRE'20 workshop aims at creating an international, sustainable community where researchers and practitioners can meet, present, and discuss their current work to affect the requirements engineering (RE) community with ideas from affective computing. In its third edition, this workshop fosters high-quality contributions about empirical studies, theoretical models, and tools that raise emotion awareness in RE.

The workshop will be held in Zurich, Switzerland, in conjunction with the 28th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE’20).


This workshop addresses affective computing in RE. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Automatic recognition and impact assessment of affective and cognitive states (affects, emotions, moods, attitudes, personality traits) on individual and group performance, commitment and collaboration in RE;
- Methods and artifacts for elicitation and modelling of emotional requirements, including the relevant approaches of participatory design (co-design);
- Leveraging stakeholders' affective feedback to improve requirements, tools, and processes (e.g., capture and analyze the sentiment of users and community feedback, aspect-based sentiment analysis of product reviews);
- Exploration of biometric sensors emerging from new (consumer) hardware which enable new measurement techniques to support the verification and validation of both functional and nonfunctional requirements;
- Interaction between RE and other software lifecycle activities, such as testing, from emotional and cognitive perspectives (e.g., in the communication between requirements engineers and testers);
- Design, development, and evaluation of frameworks and tools to support emotion and cognition awareness in RE;
- Defining or adapting psychological models of affect to RE (e.g., understanding the trigger behind positive and negative emotions during the requirement engineering process, modeling coarse vs. fine-grained emotion);
- Affective and cognitive state detection from the multimodal analysis of spontaneous communicative behavior, such as natural language, body postures and gestures, speech, or conversations;
- Sensing from communication artifact (e.g., message boards, social media) and techniques/tools for extracting and summarizing emotions from such channels;
- Interplay between affect and exogenous or endogenous workplace factors (e.g., physical location of the stakeholders, organizational hierarchy, adopted technologies);
- Emotion and cognition awareness in cross-cultural stakeholder teams (e.g., in global software development);
- Software frameworks, APIs, and patterns for designing and maintaining RE affect- and cognitive-aware systems (e.g., for integrating their sensing in requirements management tools).


We invite four types of contributions (all page limits include references):

- Full research papers (up to 6 pages)
- Short position papers (up to 4 pages)
- Extended abstracts (up to 2 pages)
- Promotional summaries (up to 2 pages)


- Jan Ole Johanssen, Technical University of Munich (Germany)
- Kuldar Taveter, University of Tartu (Estonia)
- James Tizard, University of Auckland (New Zealand)
- Kelly Blincoe, University of Auckland (New Zealand)

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For more details on the submission process, the program committee, and contact information, please visit the workshop website:

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