Welcome from the Workshop Chairs

Richard Berntsson Svensson, Maia Daneva, Sabrina Marczak, Neil Ernst, N. Madhavji

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    Abstract

    Welcome to the fifth International Workshop on Empirical Requirements Engineering (EmpiRE 2015) at RE’15! In the past few years, some important developments in the Information Technology Services marketplace as well as in the software industry in particular fueled the debate on the evaluation of Requirements Engineering (RE) approaches, techniques and tools and the comparison of their usefulness, effectiveness and utility in specific practical contexts. Examples of such market trends include, among many others, the increased interest in collaborative and just-in-time application of RE techniques and the use of software analytics techniques for mining requirements repositories.Also, existing RE technology is more and more being applied in the context of new areas, such as Internet of Things, software ecosystems, green and Cloud computing, to name a few. This increased interest in empirical evaluation is precipitating a growing number of industry-university collaborations in the RE community, which, in turn, is instrumental in generating empirical data through case studies, action research studies, experiments, and surveys. As empirical studies are recognized as invaluable for assessing the actual benefits and cost of applying the RE methods and tools proposed in the RE community, the conversation on adopting these and on evaluation practices intensifies even further.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationFifth International Workshop on Empirical Requirements Engineering, EmpiRE 2015 at RE'15
    Place of PublicationUSA
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society
    Pages3-5
    Number of pages3
    ISBN (Print)978-1-5090-0116-3
    Publication statusPublished - 11 Aug 2015
    EventFifth International Workshop on Empirical Requirements Engineering, EmpiRE 2015  - Ottawa, Canada
    Duration: 24 Aug 201524 Aug 2015
    Conference number: 5

    Publication series

    Name
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society

    Workshop

    WorkshopFifth International Workshop on Empirical Requirements Engineering, EmpiRE 2015 
    Abbreviated titleEmpiRE 2015
    CountryCanada
    CityOttawa
    Period24/08/1524/08/15

    Keywords

    • METIS-316893
    • IR-100197
    • EWI-26944

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    Berntsson Svensson, R., Daneva, M., Marczak, S., Ernst, N., & Madhavji, N. (2015). Welcome from the Workshop Chairs. In Fifth International Workshop on Empirical Requirements Engineering, EmpiRE 2015 at RE'15 (pp. 3-5). USA: IEEE Computer Society.