Welcome from the Workshop Chairs

Maia Daneva, Richard Berntsson Svensson, Sabrina Marczak, Xavier Franch, N. Madhavji

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    Over the last decade, the Information Technology industry has become ever more interested in evaluating Requirements Engineering (RE) approaches, techniques and tools and comparing their usefulness, effectiveness and utility in specific practical contexts. The increasing interest in empirical evaluation resulted in a growing number of industry-university collaborations in the RE community, that have been instrumental to generating empirical data through experiments, surveys, case studies, and action research studies. As empirical studies are recognized as indispensable and valuable ways to assess the actual benefits and cost of applying the RE methods and tools proposed in the RE community, the conversation on adopting systematic research methods and evaluation practices intensified. The overall objective of the EmpiRE workshop series at the annual RE conference is to increase the cross-fertilization of Empirical Software Engineering (ESE) methods and RE by actively encouraging the exchange of knowledge and ideas between the communities of ESE and RE. Since its launch at RE’11 in Trento, the EmpiRE workshop has been serving as the platform promoting the use of new evaluation techniques from ESE in the area of RE as well as the discussion on new domains and problems in RE where involving ESE will make a great difference. Some outcomes of the past editions of EmpiRE include the identification of open research problems and the possible solutions to these problems regarding: (i) the aspects of RE approaches that can be evaluated; (ii) the factors, criteria, and metrics that are appropriate for empirical evaluation purposes; (iii) the replication of empirical RE studies; (iv) the role of the users’ perspectives in empirical RE.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationFourth International Workshop on Empirical Requirements Engineering, EmpiRE 2014
    Place of PublicationUSA
    Number of pages3
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4799-6337-9
    Publication statusPublished - 25 Aug 2014
    EventFourth International Workshop on Empirical Requirements Engineering, EmpiRE 2014 - Karlskrona, Sweden
    Duration: 25 Aug 201425 Aug 2014
    Conference number: 4

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    PublisherIEEE Computer Society


    ConferenceFourth International Workshop on Empirical Requirements Engineering, EmpiRE 2014
    Abbreviated titleEmpiRE 2014


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