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”
- Abstract submission (except for practitioner messages): June 5th, 2018
- Paper submission deadline: June 12th, 2018
- Notification to authors: July 6th, 2018
- Camera ready paper: July 17th, 2018
- Workshop day: August 21st, 2018
CALL FOR PAPERS
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.
Daniela Damian, University of Victoria, Canada.
Title: Practical lightness: Agility and Quality Requirements in Startup Companies
Joerg Doerr, Fraunhofer IESE, Germany.
Title: How to get a handle on these slippery quality requirements?
- 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
- Claudia Ayala, UPC, Spain
- Kristian Beckers, Siemens CT, Germany
- Barry Boehm, U. Southern California, USA
- Jan Bosch, U. Chalmers, Sweden
- David Calelle, Experience First Design, Canada
- Carles Farré, UPC, Spain
- 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
- Jari Partanen, Bittium, Finland
- Pilar Rodríguez, U. Oulu, Finland
- Qing Wang, ISCAS, China
- Krzrystof Wnuk, BTH, Sweden