uaRAP 2018

1st International Workshop on Quality Requirements in Agile Projects

Extended Deadline for QuaRAP'18 Workshop at RE'18

Following a number of requests, the submission deadline for QuaRAP'18 has been extended. Abstracts are now due on 15th June and Paper submissions are due on 19th June.

1st International Workshop on Quality Requirements in Agile Projects

August 21st, 2018 - Banff, Canada

Co-located with RE'18
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(Deadline: Abstract 5th June, Paper 12th, 2018, AoE)

Strategic management of software quality demands for appropriate integration of quality requirements (QRs) into the whole software and engineering life-cycle. However, despite the competitive advantage of ensuring and maintaining high quality levels, software development methodologies still prove to offer little support for the integration and management of QR. This is especially true for, and essential in, agile software development (ASD) projects.

The workshop on Quality Requirements in Agile Projects (QuaRAP) aims at investigating the current challenges that ASD teams face when dealing with QRs in their projects and at proposing new solutions to integrate QR into ASD. In tune with this year’s conference theme, submissions demonstrating and discussing the practical impacts (e.g., reduced time to market, reduced maintenance efforts, faster reaction on customer issues) are particularly welcome.

Topics of the workshop will include, but are not limited to:

  • Data-driven elicitation of quality requirements e.g. in context of:
    • Repository and app store mining.
    • Market analyses, e.g. via survey research.
  • Assessing the impact of including or discarding quality requirements on high-level factors (product quality, business value, …).
  • Documentation of quality requirements in ASD-specific artefacts such as backlogs.
  • Implications of quality requirements on ASD practices.
  • Measuring adherence to quality requirements.
  • Reason about not adhering to quality requirements.
  • Connecting QR metrics to QR patterns.
  • Derive measures from measuring QRs.
  • Integrate QR generation with agile process
  • Automatize QR elicitation, propagation, and “controlling”
QuaRAP is co-located with the 26th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference (RE'18), Banff, Canada, 20-24 August, 2018.
Important Dates (All deadlines are Anywhere on Earth, AoE):
  • Abstract submission (except for practitioner messages): June 5th, 2018 NEW: 15th June
  • Paper submission deadline: June 12th, 2018 NEW: 19th June
  • Notification to authors: July 6th, 2018 NEW: 10th July
  • Camera ready paper: July 17th, 2018
  • Workshop day: August 21st, 2018


QuaRAP welcomes five types of submissions:
  • Technical papers describe beyond state-of-the-art methods, tools, or techniques in support of the management of QR or aspects of it in agile context. Ideally, they report empirical evidence. A paper of this category should be 6-8 page long.

  • Experience reports describe (industrial) first-hand experience with, and lessons learned about, the management of QR or aspects of it in agile context, i.e., lessons learned that would be useful to be added to the workshop’s body of knowledge. A paper of this category should be 6-8 page long.

  • Emergent research papers, describe research endeavours in the topics of the workshop that have just started. Preliminary findings without fully-fledged validation are welcome. A paper of this category should be 3-4 page long.

  • Vision papers, are expected to describe new directions to follow in managing QR in agile context. Convincing arguments supported by clear rationale need to be included. A paper of this category should be 3-4 page long.

  • Practitioner messages. Industry participants are particularly invited to submit their views on the topic of the workshop. For example, an informal report on how they deal with QRs, or a notice of a project in which something went particularly well (or wrong), or a wish-list for their agile practices in relation to QR management. A contribution of this category should be 1-2 page long.


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Please strictly adhere to the conference general formatting rules.
All papers will be peer-reviewed by three members of the Program Committee.


Daniela Damian, University of Victoria, Canada.

Title: Practical lightness: Agility and Quality Requirements in Startup Companies
Bio: Daniela Damian is a Professor of Software Engineering in University of Victoria’s Department of Computer Science, where she leads research in the Software Engineering Global interAction Laboratory (SEGAL, thesegalgroup.org). Her research interests include Software Engineering, Requirements Engineering, Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Empirical Software Engineering. Her recent work has studied developers’ socio-technical coordination in geographically distributed software projects, stakeholder management in large software ecosystems, as well as requirements practices in startup companies. Daniela’s research methodologies involve extensive field work and in-situ studies of software teams through collaborations with large and small software organizations. Daniela has served on the program committee boards of several software engineering conferences, as well as on the editorial boards of Transactions on Software Engineering, the Journal of Requirements Engineering, the Journal of Empirical Software Engineering, and the Journal of Software and Systems.

Joerg Doerr, Fraunhofer IESE, Germany.

Title: How to get a handle on these slippery quality requirements?
Bio: Dr. Joerg Doerr heads the Information Systems division at the Fraunhofer Institute Experimental Software Engineering (IESE) in Kaiserslautern, Germany. Prior to that, he headed the Requirements and Usability Engineering department. His work areas include all software engineering areas for information systems, with a special focus on requirements engineering, especially non-functional requirements. He received his master of science and his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany. He leads diverse trainings, and industrial technology-transfer and research projects. He is lecturer at the University of Kaiserslautern, author of more than 70 peer reviewed publications and member in many international and national program committees.


  • Xavier Franch, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
  • Andreas Jedlitschka, Fraunhofer IESE, Germany
  • Daniel Méndez Fernández, Technical University of Munich, Germany
  • Markku Oivo, University of Oulu, Finland
Program Committee
  • Claudia Ayala, UPC, Spain
  • Christian Bandes, QualityMinds, Germany
  • Kristian Beckers, Siemens CT, Germany
  • Barry Boehm, U. Southern California, USA
  • Jan Bosch, U. Chalmers, Sweden
  • David Calelle, Experience First Design, Canada
  • Carlos H. Duarte, BNDES, Brazil
  • Carles Farré, UPC, Spain
  • Smita Ghaisas, Tata Consultancy Services, India
  • Cristina Gómez, UPC, Spain
  • Liliana Guzmán, Fraunhofer IESE, Germany
  • Kim Laueroth, ADESSO, Germany
  • Emmanuel Letier, U. College London, UK
  • Silverio Martínez-Fernández, Fraunhofer IESE, Germany
  • Marc Oriol, UPC, Spain
  • Jari Partanen, Bittium, Finland
  • Pilar Rodríguez, U. Oulu, Finland
  • Andreas Vogelsang, Technical University of Berlin, Germany
  • Stefan Wagner, University of Sttutgart, Germany
  • Qing Wang, ISCAS, China
  • Krzrystof Wnuk, BTH, Sweden
  • Yong Xia, HSBC, China