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RE@RunTime 2011 : 2nd International Workshop on Requirements@Run.Time


When Aug 30, 2011 - Aug 30, 2011
Where Trento, Italy
Submission Deadline Jun 13, 2011
Notification Due Jul 8, 2011
Final Version Due Jul 22, 2011
Categories    requirements engineering

Call For Papers

requirements©run.time 2011 -- Call for Papers

2nd International Workshop on requirements©run.time - Tuesday
30th August 2011

in conjunction with RE 2011 - Trento, Italy, August 29th - 2nd
September 2011

Submission deadline:
Monday June 13th Notification of acceptance:
Friday July 8th Final Versions:
Friday July 22nd Date of Workshop:
Tuesday 30th August

Requirements©run.time will explore a radical challenge to the
traditional view of requirements models as static,
slowly-evolving and purely design-time entities.
requirements©run.time will explore the potential for run-time
abstractions and models of requirements as a practical means to
address the challenges posed by volatile or poorly-understood
environmental contexts. These include (e.g.) business
environments that are subject to dramatic and unforeseen
economic conditions, or physical environments that may be
remote and hostile to humans and computers. For such systems,
detailed a-priori domain understanding is not achievable at
design-time. This inevitably acts against the formulation of
stable requirements. Rather, the requirements will need to be
revised and reappraised over periods too short to be achieved
by off-line adaptive maintenance. To achieve this, systems will
need to maintain requirements models that are dynamic, run-time
entities that support reasoning, some times with the aid of
human, and sometimes not, so that the systems can respond in
appropriate ways to changes in their environments.
requirements©run.time takes its cue from important recent work
in a number of areas, including requirements monitoring,
computational reflection, self-adaptive systems and
multi-objective reasoning.


The workshop aims to: - Provide a “state-of-the-research”
assessment expressed in terms of research issues, challenges,
and achievements. - Combine research ideas from requirements
engineering, requirements monitoring, computational reflection,
model-driven engineering, and autonomic, self-healing systems
and self-explaining systems. - Devise a research agenda for the
achievement of requirements-aware systems. - Simulate the
creation of a network of researchers in the area. - Plan and
promote further events on the topic.

We seek high-quality paper submissions on the following topics
and on any topic with a strong relation to run-time
requirements models:

- Representation of runtime requirements

- Computational reflection and requirements

- Requirements monitoring - Reasoning over requirements models
at runtime

- Traceability of runtime requirements

- Relationship of runtime requirements to other SE phases

- Application areas (e.g., Self Adaptive Systems)

- Methodologies incorporating runtime requirements

- Diagnosis of failed requirements

Workshop format

requirements©run.time will be a one-day workshop and will be
discussion-oriented to promote interaction and exchange of
ideas. The first part of the workshop will be for papers
selected for their quality and potential for stimulating
discussion. From these, we will synthesize a set of research
challenges to set the agenda for discussion in the afternoon
breakout sessions. The breakout and final plenary sessions will
aim to identify a forward research agenda to tackle the

We invite two categories of papers: - Full papers (8-10 pages)
- Position papers (4-8 pages)

Papers submitted should follow the two-column IEEE format (as
in the main Conference RE, ). Each
paper will be reviewed by at least three (3) reviewers, and
authors will be notified of acceptance before the RE 2011 early
registration deadline. We will also welcome non-presenting
participants, although the number of attendees will be limited
by the room capacity.

Further Information Web site:

Contact: Nelly Bencomo at Organizers Nelly
Bencomo (main contact), Lancaster University, UK Emmanuel
Letier, University College London, UK Anthony Finkelstein,
University College London, UK Jon Whittle, Lancaster
University, UK

Progamme Commitee:

Hernan Astudillo, U Tec. Federico Sta Maria, Chile

Luciano Baresi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Stephen Fickas, University of Orego, USA

Xavier Franch, Univ. Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain

Olly Gotel, Independent Researcher, USA

Alexei Lapouchnian, Canada

Julio Leite, PUC-Rio, Brazil

Jeff Magee, Imperial College, UK

Anna Perini, FBK-IRST CIT, Italy

William Robinson, Georgia State University, USA

Pete Sawyer, Lancaster university, UK

Alistair Sutcliffe, The University of Manchester, UK

Ladan Tahvildari, University of Waterloo, Canada

Eric Yu, University of Toronto, Canada

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