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Requirements Engineering

Requirements Engineering

Editor-in-Chief: Pericles Loucopoulos

ISSN: 0947-3602 (print version)
ISSN: 1432-010X (electronic version)

Journal no. 766

EDITOR in CHIEF

Peri Loucopoulos
Management Science & Information Systems Business School,
Loughborough University,
Loughborough LE11 3TU,
UK.
Tel: +44 (0)1509 22 8273
Fax: +44 (0)1509 223962
Email: periloucopoulos@icloud.com
http://www-staff.lboro.ac.uk

HONORARY EDITORS


John Mylopoulos
University of Toronto, Dept of Computer Science,
DL Pratt Bld, 6 Kings College Road,
Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Tel: +1 416 978 5180
Fax: +1 416 978 1455
Email: jm@cs.toronto.edu

William Robinson
Computer Information Systems Department,
J. Mack Robinson College of Business,
Georgia State University,
Atlanta, GA 30302 4015,
USA.
Email: wrobinson@gsu.edu

EDITORIAL ASSISTANT

Janice Coulson
The Business School,
Loughborough University,
Loughborough LE11 3TU
UK.
Tel: +44 (0)1509 22 3101
Email: j.coulson@lboro.ac.uk

REGIONAL EDITORS

Majed Al-Kashari (MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA)
Department of Information Systems,
College of Computer and Information Science,
King Saud University,
Riyadh-11543, PO Box 51178,
Saudi Arabia.
Email: mmashari@ccis.ksu.edu.sa

Julio Cesar Leite (S. AMERICA)
Pontifica Universidade Católica do Rio De Janeiro,
Dept de Informatica,
Rua Marques de S Vicente,225,
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Email: julio@inf.puc-rio.br

Colette Rolland (EUROPE)
Université de Paris 1-CRI, Bureau,
C1405, Centre PMF, 90 rue de tolbiac,
75624, Paris, Cedex 13, France.
Email: Colette.Rolland@univ-paris1.fr

Motoshi Saeki (FAR EAST)
Tokyo Institute of Technology,
Dept of Computer Science,
2-12-1 O-Okayama Meguro-Ku,
Tokyo 152, Japan.
Email: saeki@se.cs.titech.ac.jp

Keng Siau (N. AMERICA)
Chair and Full Professor
Department of Business & Information Technology
101 Fulton Hall
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Rolla, MO 65409-0320.  USA
Email: siauk@mst.edu

Didar Zowghi (AUSTRALASIA)
Faculty of Information Technology,
University of Technology, Sydney (UTS),
P O Box 123, Broadway, NSW 2007,
Australia.
Email: Didar.Zowghi@uts.edu.au

Editorial Board

Dimosthenis Anagnostopoulos
Harokopio University of Athens, Greece

Mikio Aoyama
Nanzan University, Japan

Joanne Atlee
University of Waterloo, Canada

Aybuke Aurum
Aurum Academia, Australia

Liam J Bannon
University of Limerick, Ireland

Daniel M Berry
University of Waterloo, Canada

Frances Brazier
Technical University of Delft, The Netherlands

Jaelson Castro
Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil

Betty Cheng
Michigan State University, USA

Lawrence Chung
University of Texas at Dallas, USA

Daniela Damian
University of Victoria, Canada

Eric Dubois
Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Luxembourg

Armin Eberlein
University of Regina, Canada

Martin Feather
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, USA

Paolo Giorgini
University of Trento, Italy

Martin Glinz
University of Zurich, Switzerland

Giancarlo Guizzardi
Federal University of Espírito Santo (UFES), Brazil

Mats P E Heimdahl
University of Minnesota, USA

Patrick Heymans
University of Namur, Belgium

Jane Cleland-Huang
DePaul University, USA

Michael Jackson
The Open University, UK

Matthias Jarke
Lehrstuhl Informatik V, Germany.

Manfred Jeusfeld
University of Skövde, Sweden

Zhi Jin
Peking University, China

Marina Jirotka
Oxford University, UK

Herman Kaindl
Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Dimitris Karagiannis
University of Vienna, Austria

Axel van Lamsweerde
Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium

Emmanuel Letier
University College London, UK

Robyn Lutz
Iowa State University and JPL, USA

Kalle Lyytinen
Case Western Reserve University, USA

Leszek Maciaszek
Macquarie University, Australia

Neil Maiden
City University, UK

Haris Mouratidis
University of East London, UK

Andreas I. Nicolaou
Bowling Green State University, USA

Maria Nikolaidou
Harokopio University of Athens, Greece

Selmin Nurcan
University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris

Bashar Nuseibeh
The Open University, UK

Oscar Pastor
Valencia University of Technology DISC-UPV, Spain

Ilias Petrounias
University of Manchester, UK

Klaus Pohl
Universtiy of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Naveen Prakash

Manav Rachna College of Engineering, India

Paul Ralph
University of Auckland, New Zealand

Bala Ramesh
Georgia State University, USA

Bjorn Regnell
Lund University, Sweden

Kevin Ryan
LERO, University of Limerick, Ireland

Pete Sawyer
University of Lancaster, UK

Sebastian Uchitel
Imperial College London, UK and University of Buenos Aires, Argentina

Yair Wand
University of British Columbia, Canada

Roel J Wieringa
University of Twente, The Netherlands

Claes Wohlin
Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden

Carson Woo
University of British Columbia, Canada

Eric Yu
University of Toronto, Canada

Liping Zhao
University of Manchester, UK

 

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    The journal provides a focus for the dissemination of new results about the elicitation, representation and validation of requirements of software intensive information systems or applications.  Theoretical and applied submissions are welcome, but all papers must explicitly address:

    • the practical consequences of the ideas for the design of complex systems
    • how the ideas should be evaluated by the reflective practitioner

    The journal is motivated by a multi-disciplinary view that considers requirements not only in terms of software components specification but also in terms of activities for their elicitation, representation and agreement, carried out within an organisational and social context.  To this end, contributions are sought from fields such as software engineering, information systems, occupational sociology, cognitive and organisational psychology, human-computer interaction, computer-supported cooperative work, linguistics and philosophy for work addressing specifically requirements engineering issues.

    Type of articles

    Research articles

    Research articles (1) present solutions for requirements-related problems that are novel or significantly improve existing solutions, or (2) evaluate existing problem situations or proposed solutions. Research articles must include some scientific means for evaluating the validity of the subject. Such means include by empirical studies, experiments, case studies, simulations, formal analyses, mathematical proofs, etc.

    Research commentary

    Research commentaries provide an analysis of current, and a roadmap to the future of, requirements research and practices. A literature survey is an example, which abstracts from the current state of the art and provides insightful observations, fruitful analogies, or proposes significant and novel research directions—especially for emerging or less-understood subjects. Research commentaries should be educational, provocative, or direction-setting. They must provide compelling argumentation for any conclusions drawn.

    Topics

    Topics include, but are not restricted to:

    • Theories and models relevant to requirements engineering
    • The intersection of requirements engineering with business engineering
    • Elicitation techniques including ethnography and social studies, task analysis, HCI approaches, user centered approaches, participatory design, facilitation techniques, cooperative requirements engineering
    • Analysis and valuation of cultural, political and organisational factors that affect requirements engineering practice
    • Architecture and functions of computer-based tools and environments for requirements engineering
    • Scenarios, design rationales and argumentation-based approaches
    • The states of practice, including evaluations of different approaches in industrial-size projects: papers on problems in requirements
    • Comprehensive reviews of current research and practice that synthesize findings not customarily integrated in the same place, and reports describing the unifying vision of research underway at particular institutions or research groups.

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