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
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.