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MReBA 2015 : 2nd Int. Wkshp on Conceptual Modeling in Requirements and Business Analysis (MREBA), co-loc with ER'15


When Oct 19, 2015 - Oct 22, 2015
Where Stockholm, Sweden
Submission Deadline May 30, 2015
Notification Due Jun 19, 2015
Final Version Due Jul 3, 2015
Categories    requirements engineering   conceptual modeling   business analysis

Call For Papers

Second International Workshop on Conceptual Modeling in Requirements and Business Analysis (MReBA)
Formerly "Requirements, Intentions, and Goals in Conceptual Modeling" (RIGiM)
in Conjunction with the 34th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER'15)
Stockholm, Sweden
October 19-22th, 2014

Paper Submission May 30th, 2015
Notification June 19th, 2015
Camera Ready July 3rd, 2015

Requirements Engineering (RE) aims at capturing desired system functionality and qualities.
Though often specified in natural language, such information is also captured in conceptual models for
sharing a collaborative perception of requirements, to facilitate analysis, and to transform into
architecture design and code.
In practice, requirements activities often fall under the heading of Business Analysis (BA),
determining how a business can make use of technology in order to improve its operations, meet targets,
and thrive in a competitive economy. Use of models in this context allows for an explicit consideration
of business strategy, including operationalization of strategies in terms of system requirements.
The MReBA workshop arises from a revitalization of the RIGiM (Requirements, Intentions, and Goals in
Conceptual Modeling) workshop series. MReBA aims to provide a forum for discussing the interplay between
Requirements Engineering and conceptual modeling, and in particular how requirements modeling can be
effectively used as part of business analysis.

Submissions should address the relation between Requirements Engineering and/or Business Analysis and
conceptual modelling on the selected topic. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

- Modelling for Business Analysis and Business Intelligence
- Motivations/Intentions as part of Enterprise Modelling
- Goal-based Business Process Modelling
- Modeling for Enterprise Architecture
- Modelling for process (re-)engineering or selection
- Modelling and analysis of distributed systems
- Modelling for Knowledge Management/Acquisition/Sharing
- Modelling as part of collaborative RE/BA
- Goal/Intention-Oriented Requirements Engineering (GORE)
- Ontological perspectives on RE/BA models
- RE/BA language interoperability, integration, transformation
- Capturing laws, regulation, and compliance
- Industrial or systems requirements modeling
- Dealing with model uncertainty
- Visual notation for RE/BA models
- Analysis and reasoning, including decision support
- Modelling security, privacy, risk, and safety
- Capturing prioritization, customization and preferences
- Modelling methodologies, processes, and methods
- RE/BA model scalability, complexity, and modularity
- Model feedback and validation
- Industrial experiences and empirical studies related to RE/BA modelling

We aim for a highly interactive forum with an emphasis on discussion. The working language is English.

Workshop proceedings will be published by Springer-Verlag in the LNCS series. Thus, authors must submit
manuscripts using the Springer-Verlag LNCS style for Lecture Notes in Computer Science. See for style files and details.

We solicit three types of papers: full papers (10 pages max), including technical papers and empirical
evaluations (case studies, experience reports, surveys); position or vision papers (6 pages max); and
industrial problem statements (6 pages max).

Submission via easychair:

Jennifer Horkoff, University of Trento, Italy
Renata Guizzardi, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo (UFES), Brazil
Jelena Zdravkovic, Stockholm University, Sweden

Colette Rolland, Université Paris 1 Panthéon - Sorbonne, France
Eric Yu, University of Toronto, Canada

Thomas Alspaugh, University of California, Irvine, USA
Daniel Amyot, University of Ottawa, Canada
Claudia Cappelli, NP2TEC/Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Jaelson Castro,Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil
Fabiano Dalpiaz, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Sergio España, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain
Aditya Ghose, University of Wollongong, Australia
Aneesh Krishna, Curtin University, Australia
Paul Johannesson, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Gustaf Juell-Skielse, Stockholm University, Sweden
Ivan Jureta, University of Namur, Belgium
Sotirios Liaskos, York University, Canada
Lin Liu, Tsinghua University, China
Lidia Lopez, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
Pericles Loucopoulos, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Luiz Olavo Bonino da Silva Santos, Bizzdesign, The Netherlands
Andreas Opdahl, University of Bergen, Norway
Anna Perini, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy
Jolita Ralyté, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Bill Robinson, Georgia State University, USA
Samira Si-Said Cherfi, Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, France
Pnina Soffer, University of Haifa, Israel
Vitor Souza, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Brazil
Sam Supakkul, Sabre Travel Network, USA
Lucineia Thom, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Roel Wieringa, University of Twente, Netherlands

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