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UsARE 2016 : 3rd International Workshop on Usability and Accessibility focused Requirements Engineering


When May 15, 2015 - May 15, 2015
Where Austin, TX, USA
Submission Deadline Jan 22, 2015
Notification Due Feb 19, 2015
Final Version Due Feb 26, 2015

Call For Papers

UsARE 2016 -
3rd International Workshop on Usability and Accessibility focused Requirements Engineering
May, 2016, Austin, TX, USA

In conjunction with the 38th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2016)

Usability and accessibility issues are common causes for software failing to meet user requirements. However, requirements engineers often focus on functional requirements and may not fully elicit usability and accessibility requirements. This high risk practice can lead to project and software failure and it is well known that improving the usability and accessibility requirements during development is relatively costly and time consuming. Targeting these concerns, the workshop addresses the integration of system usability and accessibility requirements into the requirements engineering process and processes for managing and controlling the evaluation of these requirements in a systematic way.

The UsARE 2016 focuses on usability and accessibility requirements for IoT (Internet of Things) including mobile and wearable computing.

The UsARE 2016 workshop is dedicated to observations, concepts, approaches, frameworks and practices that promote understanding, facilitating, and increasing the awareness of the role of system usability and accessibility requirements and their proper integration into the requirement engineering process.

The UsARE 2016 workshop strongly encourages submissions that focus on usability and accessibility requirements for IOT (Internet of Things) including mobile and wearable computing, but submissions on other relevant topics are also welcome.

Topics of interest for paper submissions include, but are not limited to methodologies, frameworks, concepts, and tool support for:

- User-centered requirements engineering
* Elicitation, representation, and negotiation of usability and accessibility requirements
* Evaluation of usability and accessibility requirements
- Impacts of RE and usability/accessibility considerations on software design and development processes and products
- Usability and accessibility requirements management
- RE at run-time for usable and accessible, adaptable and adaptive systems
- Usability and accessibility requirements for mobile and distributed apps and services

Papers are solicited in the following categories:

Research papers (technical solutions and empirical studies)
Practice papers (experience reports and problem statements)
Tool demonstration papers
Case studies and best practices
Full papers (up to 7 pages) including references and short/position/vision papers (up to 4 pages) including references are accepted.

Submissions must be written in English and conform to the (ICSE 2016 formatting and submission instructions: Submissions must be in PDF format and submitted electronically via EasyChair (

All papers submitted to the workshop must be unpublished original work and must not have been submitted elsewhere for publication. The selection of papers will be based on workshop relevance, academic rigor, innovation, industrial applicability, quality of writing and for their ability to trigger discussions.

Accepted papers will be included in the UsARE 2016 Proceedings published by ACM and will be available online in the ACM Digital Library.

Note: The official publication date of the workshop proceedings is the date the proceedings are made available in the ACM Digital Library. This date may be up to two weeks prior to the first day of ICSE 2016. The official publication date affects the deadline for any patent filings related to published work.

Note: At least one of the authors of each accepted paper is required to register for the workshop.

Submission deadline: Friday, January 22, 2016
Notification of acceptance: Friday, February 19, 2016
Camera-ready submission: Friday, February 26, 2016
Workshop: Sunday, May 15, 2016
Note that all submission deadlines are firm. All submission deadlines are 23:59 any where in the world.

* Shah Rukh Humayoun, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
* Simone DJ Barbosa, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
* Norbert Seyff, University of Zurich, Switzerland
* Anna Perini, FBK, ICT-irst, Italy
* Nauman A. Qureshi, National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Pakistan
* Achim Ebert, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
* David Callele, University of Saskatchewan, Canada


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