Track: Quality Aspects in Software Product Management and Requirements Engineering


Requirements Engineering (RE) can be defined as the area of Software Engineering concerned with the discovery and documentation of the purpose of a system regarding stakeholders' needs. Requirements play a major role in the quality of a system, both for its specification and for its analysis. Fit-for-purpose is arguably the main quality criterion for any system, a system’s lifecycle and its associated work products. Software Product Management (SPM) is the organizational function responsible for all aspects of a software product, during the whole lifecycle of this product, from its conception to the end of its life. This function brings together operations, marketing and engineering for making the connection between the company strategy and the problems and needs of clients using the software product.

Since quality is becoming a moving and evolving target in the scope of both RE and SPM there is need for new means to conceptualize, define and manage quality to better build software systems that solve customer problems and drive business impact. We seek novel contributions on how to improve the software product’s quality and success through RE and SPM strategies, methods, techniques and tools, as well as empirical studies and experience reports.


The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Product management practices for software products, e.g., software intensive systems, software as a service and information technology

  • Quality aspects in product strategy definition and planning

  • Product management tools and environments

  • Measuring and improving product management performance

  • Requirements engineering in relation to product management

  • Requirements elicitation, analysis and documentation

  • Requirements verification and validation

  • Requirements management: evolution, traceability, prioritization, and negotiation

  • Quality requirements for specific areas, e.g., ontological quality requirements

  • Evaluation of the quality of requirements

  • Strategies, methods and processes for assuring the quality of requirements or product management

  • Alignment of requirements or software products to information need/business goals and processes

  • Risk management in the context of RE and SPM

  • Requirements-based project management and cost estimation

  • Human, social, cultural, and cognitive factors in RE and SPM

  • RE in the context of specific development approaches, e.g., SPL, MDD, SOA AOSD, and agile

  • Regulatory compliance to functional and non-functional requirements


Track Chair: Emilio Insfran, Valencia Polytechnic University, Spain

Program Committee (to be defined):

  • Ana Paiva, Universidade do Porto, Portugal

  • Elena Navarro, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Spain

  • Farnaz Fotrousi, University of Hamburg, Germany

  • Gabriel García-Mireles, Universidad de Sonora, Mexico

  • Hans-Bernd Kittlaus, InnoTivum Consulting, Germany

  • Isabel Brito, Instituto Politécnico de Beja, Portugal

  • Jaelson Castro, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil

  • João Araújo, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

  • Johnny Marques, Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica, Brazil

  • José de la Vara, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain

  • Juan Pablo Carvallo, Universidad del Azuay, Ecuador

  • Krzysztof Wnuk, Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Sweden

  • Lidia López, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain

  • Luis Olsina, National University of La Pampa, Argentina

  • Marcela Ruiz, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland

  • Maria Lencastre, Escola Politécnica de Pernambuco, Brazil

  • Maya Daneva, University of Twente, The Netherlands

  • Nelly Condori-Fernández, Universidade da Coruña, Spain

  • Sotirios Liaskos, York University, Canada

  • Vera Werneck, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Emilio Insfran is Associate Professor at the Department of Information Systems and Computation (DISC) of the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV), Spain. He received a MSc degree in Computer Science from the Cantabria University (1994) and a PhD degree from the UPV (2003). He was a visiting researcher at the Université catholique de Louvain, (Belgium), Software Engineering Institute (USA), University of Twente (the Netherlands), and Brigham Young University (USA). He has published more than 140 journal and conference papers in requirements engineering, software quality, model-driven development, cloud service architectures, and DevOps. He has contributed to more than 20 national and international research and technology transfer projects, often as principal investigator or project lead. Over the years he served as programme or organizing chair or member to several international conferences, including MODELS, ISD, RE, QUATIC, SLISW, etc.


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