Requirements Engineering (RE) is by now a well-established discipline where several approaches, techniques and tools have
been proposed. Systematic attempts to evaluate and compare usefulness, effectiveness and usability of such proposals result in
a growing attention to methods for empirical assessment.
Empirical Software Engineering (ESE) aims at applying the empirical method to the software engineering field. In other
terms, it aims at studying and proposing qualitative and quantitative methods to use experimentations as a means for evaluating
software engineering approaches, techniques and tools. Surveys, case studies and experiments, hence, become valuable ways
to check ideas and proposals with respect to the reality, thus allowing to understand their actual values in particular contexts.
On one side, the Workshop on Empirical Requirements Engineering (EmpiRE), encourages the exchange of ideas to
understand why and how the empirical methods from ESE can assess and improve existing or new approaches in RE and in
- which aspects and properties can be evaluated;
- what factors, criteria, and metrics are appropriate;
- which experiments can be conducted;
- how experiments can be replicated;
- which is the role of the user.
On the other side, by stimulating the discussion about the join between ESE and RE and promoting the creation of a
new network of researchers for designing and conducting empirical studies in RE, the workshop intends to push the crossfertilization
between RE and ESE: new evaluation techniques from ESE to RE, and new domains and problems from RE to
ESE for exercising new evaluation methods or building new ones.