3rd International Workshop on Requirements Analysis (IWRA2011)

Venue: Leeuwarden

Location: Leeuwarden, Greece

Event Date/Time: Jul 04, 2011 End Date/Time: Jul 06, 2011
Abstract Submission Date: Apr 01, 2011
Paper Submission Date: Apr 15, 2011
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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


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Additional Information

The topics of interest include but not limited to - Formal Methods and Notations for representing requirements - Business process and workflow modeling, integration and management - Requirements quality and adherence to standards - Requirements Quantification - Methodologies for information systems design and implementation - Applications, case studies, and management issues - Model and metamodel transformations - Computational independent models - Platform independent models - Formalised business process, methodologies - Integration within development frameworks - Methodologies for information systems design and implementation - Evaluation and selection of tools - Organisational semiotics Regular and student papers in the area of requirements analysis will be welcomed. The limit for regular papers is 8 pages and 2 pages for student papers/posters.