2nd International Workshop on Requirements Analysis (IWRA2010)

Venue: Middlesex Univerisity, UK

Location: London, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Apr 16, 2010 End Date/Time: Apr 17, 2010
Registration Date: Jan 29, 2010
Early Registration Date: Dec 18, 2009
Abstract Submission Date: Dec 18, 2009
Paper Submission Date: Jun 29, 2010
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More than 70% of the IT projects in the UK fail every year and over 80% of them fail in the requirements analysis phase. Poor project management, bad organisational politics, false business priorities, lack of commitment and other issues can also cause a project to fail. Patterns of software systems failures and their study have resulted in the development of numerous models, methodologies and frameworks, yet project and system failures persist. Requirements understanding, analysis and specification have emerged as critical areas in software and systems engineering. More recent developments have indicated the shift from the technical view to the human factor embodied strongly in the agile movement.
This workshop comes after the first IWRA workshop which focused on methods and techniques such as “methods for eliciting, analysing and measuring requirements” (MEASUR), EVO, Object oriented analysis. and Agile Requirement Analysis. The primary aim of this workshop is to bring together academics and practitioners, to exchange theoretical and practical know-how; also, to generate a synergistic environment where potential solutions to the problem of misunderstood requirements and subsequent project and system failures will be evaluated. Academics are invited to present concepts, methods and techniques related to requirements analysis. Professionals are invited to share their experience on conducting requirements analysis in the IT industry.

In particular the workshop aims to:

- Explore current practices for process modeling and process improvement
- Examine the applicability of theoretical models and frameworks to practical problems
- Understand and cater for complexity in systems and organisations
- Address current issues through the use of formal, semi-formal and informal methods
- Explore the role and suitability of tools
- Encourage the integration of theory and practice