Location: Mälardalen Högskola
Time: 25-26 May, 12 to 12.
Host: Prof. Kristina Lundqvist
How to go to MDH: http://www.mdh.se/hogskolan/kontakt/hitta-pa-hogskolan-1.1256
How to find the R-building, Room R2-121 is on the second floor: http://www.mdh.se/polopoly_fs/1.20380!/Menu/general/column-content/attachment/Campus_Vasteras_VT15_sve.pdf
Shows the R-building and on page 13 you will find the location of room R2-121: http://www.mdh.se/polopoly_fs/1.1269!/Menu/general/column-content/attachment/Lokalguide_Vasteras_VT15_sve.pdf
Best Western Hotel Esplanade, Domkyrkoesplanaden 2, Västerås, telefon: 021-10 12 00, http://esplanade.acc.se
Elite Stadshotellet, Stora Torget, Västerås, https://www.elite.se/sv/hotell/vasteras/stadshotellet/
First Hotel Plaza Västerås, http://www.firsthotels.se/Vara-Hotell/Hotell-i-Sverige/Vasteras/First-Hotel-Plaza/
The SIREN dinner will be held at Brasserie Stadsparken, http://www.brasseriestadsparken.se/
Sponsor of SIREN 2015
AGENDA (tentative - subject to change)
General Notes: All talks are scheduled for 45min. This implies a MAXIMUM of 30 min
presentation then 15 min QnA.
Day One: May 25
**12-13: Welcome, coffee and "smörgås", mingling
**13-13.30: Introduction (Richard Berntsson Svensson)
**13.30-14.15: Organisational and Communicational Challenges in Automotive Requirements Engineering (Grischa Liebel)
Abstract: One of the main challenges the automotive domain is facing is how to successfully handle Requirements Engineering. The large-scale, distributed systems engineering spanning multiple disciplines such as mechanical, electrical, and software engineering leads to numerous challenges in this area. As a part of Requirements Engineering, challenges with respect to organisational structure and communication are of major relevance. While similar challenges have been studied in the area of large-scale and market-driven Requirements Engineering, it is unclear to which extent these experiences apply to the automotive industry. We present the results of an in-depth multiple-case study at two automotive companies with respect to organisational and communicational challenges in Requirements Engineering. The data was collected from 14 semi-structured interviews at one OEM and one supplier. We identified 7 major challenges and 13 potential solutions to the challenges. For each challenge, we present a detailed description of their manifestation in the three areas. Additionally, we discuss similar challenges from related work and suggestions on how to address the identified challenges.
**14.20-15.05: Enterprise Modeling and Requirements Engineering for Capability-Driven Development (Janis Stirna and Jelena Zdravkovic)
Abstract: Lately the notion of capability is gaining much presence within the field of Information Systems Engineering, due to a number of factors: the notion directs business investment focus, it can be used as a baseline for business planning, and it leads directly to service specification and design. Historically, it has been examined in Economics, Sociology, and Management Science. More recently, it has been considered in the context of Enterprise Modeling, for the specification and design of Information Systems using business planning as the baseline. The need for organizations to operate in changing environments is addressed by proposing a capability-oriented approach that integrates organizational development with IS development taking into account changes in the application context of the solution. This is referred to as Capability Driven Development (CDD). To ensure the needs of business stakeholders for variety of business contexts that an organization faces, and thus facilitate successful systems delivery, capability- driven development includes a method for requirements engineering, as well as early confirmations in practices.
**15.05-15.20: Coffee and Refreshments - mingling
**15.20-16.05: Requirement monitoring using Quality of Experience and challenges (Farnaz Fotrousi)
Abstract: Runtime requirement monitoring is used to verify whether a software product/prototype implements the specified requirements and to validate the stakeholder’s acceptance of the requirements. Understanding the requirement violation at runtime and real user needs is complex and requires automatic approaches to observe the requirements through instrumentation and obtain right feedback. Several studies propose automated monitoring solutions that comprise data collection, modeling for interpretation and guiding the evolution. The solutions model logs generated during software execution or interpret user’s feedback.
However, none of the proposed solutions utilize the benefits of using system and user feedback at the same time. On one hand, modeling is complex by using log analysis itself, and on the other hand, interpretation of feedback is not always easy and straightforward. Different users may follow different patterns of their usage, and the usage might be affected by contextual factors, which decreases the accuracy of log analysis. Different users perceive suitability of designed requirements differently, and they may even have different satisfaction levels.
The study proposes an approach that monitors the relations between provided functionality and their impact on users’ perceptions in order to verify and validate requirements based on the users’ expectations. It measures the users’ Quality of Experience (QoE) during the usage of software in terms of how users perceive the quality of software and how they are satisfied with the functionality it provides. The approach collects usage logs alongside with user’s feedback continuously and periodically from different groups.
This talk describes the approach in details and discusses early experiences in applying the approach as well as encountered challenges. Since the talk is based on an ongoing research, the future actions for the next steps will be also shared with audiences.
**16.10-16.55: Researching Requirements Engineering for an Open Innovation Context (Johan Linåker)
Abstract: During the last two decades a slow but steady change of external factors has set-up new conditions affecting the way in how software producing firms create and leverage innovations. Firms now need to look outside of their boundaries and start interacting with the open environment that encompasses them in order to stay innovative and keep a competitive advantage. To facilitate this shift Requirements Engineering needs to be adapted in order to manage the increase and complexity of new requirements sources as well as networks of stakeholders. Based on the research agenda described in this paper we expect to make a significant contribution by establishing guidelines and tools for how Requirements Engineering should be adapted to cope with challenges implied by Open Innovation, foremost in the areas requirements selection and decision making when using Open Source Software as a way to leverage Open Innovation.
**17.00-17.45: Integrating system, software and safety requirement engineering in an Agile and Lean fashion (Henrik Jonsson)
Abstract: Presentation with demonstration and discussion around an agile/lean approach to capture functional requirements effectively, also considering safety and other dependability attributes, with inherent support for break-down to subsystems. This is based on state-of-the art techniques for safety analysis (HAZOP), industry "best practices" for modelling and requirement specification (use case scenarios and use case maps) and is adapted to work in an way inspired by Lean Product development and agile software development (e.g. integrated teams, user stories).
**17.50-18.35: An Environment-Driven Ontological Approach to Requirements Elicitation for Safety-Critical Systems (Zhou Jiale)
**18.35--> Hotel Check-in etc.
**20.00: SIREN dinner
Abstract: Food and excellent company. After dinner we can stay and mingle.
Details: The dinner will be at Brasserie Stadsparken http://www.brasseriestadsparken.se/
Day Two: May 26
**08.30-08.45: Inside information on REFSQ2016 in Sweden! Opportunities for participation. (Richard)
**08.45-10.00: Flexible and scalable requirements artifacts for teaching and research with reqT.org (Björn Regnell)
Abstract: This timeslot is devoted to a workshop on tooling for requirements engineering teaching and research. We will start with a survey on your interpretation of essential modeling concepts in requirements engineering. Download the survey here: http://reqt.org/reqT-survey.xls
. Then we will do a quick tour of reqT and you are invited to a hands-on code along demo. To code along: Download the jar-file here (requires java installed on your path): http://reqt.org/download.html
We will end with a plenary discussion on what requirements we have on open source requirements tooling for teaching and research and how we could collaborate on its development.
**10.00-10.30 Coffee and Refreshments - mingling
**10.35-11.20: Utilize the possibilities with IBM Academic Initiative and IBM Bluemix (Jenny Nordlund)
Abstract: The explosion of Internet of Things, cognitive computing, mobile, big data, and analytics drives the need for flexible cloud platforms to enable innovation. Now faculty and students can use IBM Bluemix to rapidly build apps in their coursework (with no charges for 6 or 12 months of access that can be renewed as needed).
IBM Bluemixis an open-standards, cloud-based platform for building, managing and running apps and services of all types (web, mobile, big data, new smart devices). Capabilities include Java, mobile backend development, application monitoring, as well as capabilities from ecosystem partners and open source. During this session, we will go through the basic concepts, the possibilities in the platform and guide you how to get started. We will also touch other possibilities in IBM Academic Initiative Program, such as free access to IBM software, training material and how you can bring Watson to your university.
**11.25-12.10: Discussion: Future of SIREN
PhD course, website, future directions of SIREN
**12.10-12.20: Wrap up (Richard Berntsson Svensson)
(If you are not on the list you are not planned to be a participant! If you want to come then you need to email me ASAP).
Contact: richard [AT] cse.gu.se