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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

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Peri Loucopoulos
Computer Science School
University of Manchester
Oxford Road
Manchester, M13 9PL
United Kingdom
Email: periloucopoulos@icloud.com


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,
Email: wrobinson@gsu.edu


Fabiano Dalpiaz
Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands


Paulo Alencar
University of Waterloo, Canada

Raian Ali
University of Bournemouth, UK

Dimosthenis Anagnostopoulos
Harokopio University of Athens, Greece

Luciano Baresi
Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Daniel M Berry
University of Waterloo, Canada

Sjaak Brinkkemper
University of Utrecht, 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

Nancy Day
University of Waterloo, Canada

Eric Dubois
Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Luxembourg

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

Xavier Franch
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain

Paolo Giorgini
University of Trento, Italy

Martin Glinz
University of Zurich, Switzerland

Giancarlo Guizzardi
University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy

Irit Hadar
University of Haifa, Israel

Mats P E Heimdahl
University of Minnesota, USA

Patrick Heymans
University of Namur, Belgium

Jennifer Horkoff
Chalmers and the University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Jane Cleland-Huang
University of Notre Dame, USA

Michael Jackson
The Open University, UK

Matthias Jarke
RWTH Aachen, Germany

Manfred Jeusfeld
University of Skövde, Sweden

Zhi Jin
Peking University, China

Marina Jirotka
Oxford University, UK

Hermann Kaindl
Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Dimitris Karagiannis
University of Vienna, Austria

Marjo Kauppinen
Aalto University, Finland

Vagelio Kavakli
University of the Aegean, Greece

Alexei Lapouchnian
University of Toronto, Canada

Julio Cesar Leite
Pontifica Universidade Católica do Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Emmanuel Letier
University College London, UK

Sotirios Liaskos
York University, Canada

Lin Liu
Tsinghua University, P. R. China

Robyn Lutz
Iowa State University, USA

Kalle Lyytinen
Case Western Reserve University, USA

Raimundas Matulevicius
University of Tartu, Estonia

Nancy Mead
Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Haris Mouratidis
University of East London, UK

Nan Niu
University of Cincinnati, USA

Selmin Nurcan
University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris

Bashar Nuseibeh
The Open University, UK

Andreas Opdahl
University of Bergen, Norway

Oscar Pastor
Valencia University of Technology DISC-UPV, Spain

Ilias Petrounias
University of Manchester, UK

Klaus Pohl
University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Naveen Prakash

Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women, India

Paul Ralph
University of Auckland, New Zealand

Bala Ramesh
Georgia State University, USA

Bjorn Regnell
University of Lund, Sweden

Iris Reinhartz-Berger
University of Haifa, Israel

Colette Rolland

Université de Paris 1-CRI, France

Motoshi Saeki
Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

Pete Sawyer
Aston University, UK

Keng Siau
Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA

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

Roel J Wieringa
University of Twente, The Netherlands

Carson Woo
University of British Columbia, Canada

Eric Yu
University of Toronto, Canada

Jelena Zdravkovic
University of Stockholm, Sweden

Liping Zhao
University of Manchester, UK

Didar Zowghi
University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), Australia

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  • Aims and Scope

    Aims and Scope


    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 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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